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Wet felted picture workshop

Wet felted picture workshops

Duration: 5-6 hours

Price: £65

Contact: Lena Archbold at Lena Archbold - Textile Art & Design

Ferndale Terrace
Tyne and Wear

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

Feltmaking Course Main information:

Paint with wool and other fibers, create a wool felted picture / wall hanging and learn basics of feltmaking (wet felting) in the comfort of my colourful feltmaking studio.

This wet felting workshop is designed for a complete beginner. You will get an introduction into different types of wool and which wool to use for which felting project. I will teach a wool layout, how to paint with wool, creating interesting texture by using various fibre, feltmaking and finishing techniques.

You will take home the wall hanging designed and created by yourself and new skills in felting being able to experiment and create amazing projects.

You will learn:

classical wool layout;
painting with silk fabric and other fiber;
various felting techniques.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

What is included:

Superfine merino wool bats;
Hand dyed Margilan rarefied silk;
Various colour viscose;
All felting tools;
Light refreshments

What to bring:

2 hand-size towels;
Latex gloves;
Garden gloves; and
Packed lunch.

Want to review this course?

I had a great day on this course Lena was a very good teacher she is very creative and willing to share her knowledge with a passion for her craft . Lena was very welcoming and her Apple pie was an unexpected bonus.
I would recommend this course as it was a fantastic day and come away with feeling of achievement
I will be signing up for another one of her workshops.

- - #17107

I attended this course in May and had a wonderful time. Lena was a wonderful tutor and I came home with a beautiful landscape. I will definitely be attending another on Lena's courses and can't recommend her highly enough.

Thank you Lena.

- - #15074

I cannot recommend this enough! Lena is an excellent tutor, knowledgeable and informative. Her studio is spacious and well equipped and I am completely delighted with my finished picture, which really is finished as Lena dried it and gave us the time and equipment to add final needle felted details. The day was so enjoyable, the other women on the course were all so friendly and Lena's home made cake was delicious and I am going to try her recipe. I will definitely look out for other courses from Lena, thank you.

- - #15031

Fantastic introduction to wet felting for my daughter and I. Lena's advice and guidance was excellent this meant we both walked away with art to be proud of!

- - #10940

A fabulous afternoon creating my very first felted picture. Lena is very informative, friendly and helpful. So good I immediately booked another course. The apple cake was also a winner! Thanks Lena.

- - #9653

My first attempt at Wet Felting - Lena was very informative, and demonstrated throughout. A very enjoyable day, relaxed and friendly. Would definitely consider another course on Wet Felting Pictures and I'm looking forward to trying on my own very soon.

- - #9640

Thank you Lena for a wonderful day. I've worked a lot with fabrics and fibres but learned a lot more from you. I would love to do more experimental work to create beautiful fabrics. Any chance of 'abstract' workshops? I also want to learn to create flowers - and printing with leaves. More dates, please! More apple cake, too!

- - #9618

Lena explains and demonstrates very well before you start to create. She then supports you while you work and answers all questions. The studio is roomy and the atmosphere welcoming. The workshop was great fun and you are not rushed at all so it doesn't matter if you've never done this kind of thing before. Lena ensures you make a piece of art to take home with you. And she provides cake!

- - #8019

I have attended several of Lena's felt making courses, which speaks volumes about the quality of her workshops. Lena continues to push the boundaries in developing her own skills. She is an enthusiastic and talented artist and this is evident when you listen to her and watch how she works.
I recently attended her net felted scarf session and with her help and patience, I came away with a beautiful item that has been admired by many.

- - #8009

I loved this workshop, found Lena to be a brilliant teacher, she explained the yarns and the process in a very engaging manner, she guided us throughout the making of our felt pictures and I can away with knowledge, a basic skill, and a thirst to learn more and continue felting, am booking on 3 more courses today to continue my journey

- - #8007

A fabulous workshop, relaxed surroundings, attentive and knowledgeable tutor and I left with my own work of art. Totally addicted now!

- - #7999

This was my first taster of wet felting and I LOVED it. Lena is a great tutor, and I am delighted with the landscape picture I have bought home. I would definetly recommend this course, and Lena as a tutor (she even provides home baked cake).

- - #7998

Another fabulous course by Lena. Small classes mean everyone has individual tuition and there is room to create on a large scale. Lena is a very experienced teacher and talented felt artist. I thoroughly enjoyed creating a felt net scarf and being able to further my knowledge of felting. Looking forward to the next workshop.

- - #7762

A brilliant day. Lena is a fabulous tutor. Very approachable and her knowledge of felting is second to none. Lovely to come home with my hand made scarf.

- - #7753

I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. Aptitudes varied from complete beginners to those who had felted before. Lena was fantastic and assisted those who needed a little extra tuition. We all came away with our unique scarves and I look forward to the next workshop!

- - #7749

Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Lena takes her time to explain different processes and ensures that everyone understands what they need to do and supports them throughout the creative process. She is extremely knowledgable and very approachable. I learnt new skills and techniques which I hope to continue building further. The other course members were very friendly and all in all made for a brilliant experience. Well worth the fee.

- - #6804

I have had a really lovely day making a wet felted 3d Christmas Stocking with Lena. An extremely informative course where I and the other participants all achieved success. We had our own ideas about what we wanted and with the excellent tuition and support from Lena who is so knowledgeable of the felting technique produced what we hoped to. I am planning another visit to Lena's studio and would whole heartedly recommend her courses to others.

- - #6803

This was a fantastic class this is the third time I have been to one of Lena's classes and each one has been brilliant, nothing is too much trouble she is so knowledgable and patient. Thank you Lena and I am looking forward to the next class.

- - #5477

Such a super day. Thank you Lena for sharing your knowledge and passion with us. I had a wonderful afternoon making a felted picture. Lena was so helpful and encouraging despite my ambitious ideas! In fact, Lena had to be extremely patient with several of us that day due to our idea So! I came away with a lovely item ready to embellish. The studio is perfect, so light and well equipped. I will certainly be back to join Lena on another workshop. Thank you again. Ann x

- - #5470

Lena is a superb teacher of wet felting. Her classes are informal, relaxed and happy. Her knowledge of felting is outstanding and she is happy to share her skills with her pupils. As she teaches in stages, no one is left behind and as a skillful teacher she gives both group and individual attention throughout her workshops. An extremely enjoyable day.

- - #5458

Lena is a truly inspiriational and lovely person. I suffer from an auto immune disease and a severe destructive type of arthritis. I am in constant pain but I believe in not giving the pain power over me . I love crafting and creating and had only wet felted once before. Lena taught us in a clear and precise way giving each of us individual attention . Everything was easily at hand and there was such a variety and choice. At times my energy flagged and Lena knew I was tired. She took over for a while and I was able to rest and get a second wind. Her work is superb and I did not want to leave her beautiful studio.

- - #5456

What an inspirational day. A really supportive and nurturing environment to discover the wonderful world off Wet Felting. Lena is so knowledgeable and inspirational giving you a gentle hand to explore colour and texture and create your own little master piece. I would recommend this course. I will definitely be attending other courses put on by Lena.

- - #5452

this was my first handicrafts course and I thoroughly enjoyed the day.Lena is an excellent teacher and host and it was lovely to meet and chat with likeminded companions.I will definitely continue to improve my welt felling skills now I have had an introduction to this absorbing craft.
Lena is very inspiring.

- - #4034

Attended the wet-felting workshop. Premises are easy to find. Lena is a very accomplished teacher, is kind and patient. Although I had done wet-felting before it was a few years ago and I had more-or-less forgotten most of the process. Came away with a lovely wall-hanging. Small groups of students, first class workshop facilities. Lovely cake and coffee too. Would not hesitate to recommend any of Lena's workshops. Am already booked on another two!

- - #4025

Lena, I had a fantastic day at your wet felting course. Loved the atmosphere and your excellent explanation of what to do. Came away with a lovely wall hanging, just as I had imagined. Cant wait to join you again.
Bev Ashton

- - #4017

I attended Lenas Wet felting course to hopefully learn the basic techniques of wet felting.
Lena is a very warm person and welcoming person who explained the basic techniques to the group in general and then went from person to person giving each one the individual attention they needed.
I came away from Lenas course, with a beautiful felt image, and feeling confident that I could try wet felting at home. I am happy that I attended the course and met such a lovely person and had been part of a friendly group.
I can highly recommend Lena and her course.

- - #3691

Having just started to learn needle felting, I was looking forward to this course. I was not disappointed. Lena is a lovely, friendly person with an extraordinary talent. Her passion was clear as she shared her knowledge with us. Being a small group meant she was able to spend time helping us all individually.
I thoroughly enjoyed my day with lovely people and managed to produce something that I would be proud to hang on my wall.
Already booked up for the next one!

- - #3673

Being registered Blind and love Art. now sight is fading textile art was worth trying. I suffer with Depression and severe Anxiety and new situations are a great challenge. Lena our tutor made us very welcome and put us all at ease. Lena explained every step in great detail and was happy to answer all questions. Her knowledge of this art is factual and explained in great detail. Very lovely lady would recommend this to anyone whom loves Art and crafting. Had a great session Thank you

- - #3668

I came along to Lena's course with absolutely no knowledge of felt making and left with something I am proud to have made. Lena is a great teacher, very passionate, patient and with lots of creative ideas. It was great to meet the other participants and watch them creating their own special works of art.

- - #3667

I attended this course with my daughter and we really enjoyed it. Lena was lovely, welcoming and was a great instructor. She obviously enjoys what she does and this came across in the lessons. We enjoyed learning a new skill and I'll definitely be signing up for another crafting course soon!

- - #3499

Had a fab day! Lena is very patient, creative and inspirational. Thank you, Lena! x

- - #3052

This was a craft new to me. Lena made us feel very welcome and is a brilliant teacher, very enthusiastic and skilled at her craft. I would advise anyone wanting to try felting to go to one of Lena's workshops.

- - #3042

I enjoyed every second of this felting workshop! I made a small woollen decorative carpet for my coffee table under Lena's supervision and it looks fab ! The teacher is brilliant. Will attend the next one for sure. Inspiring place...

- - #2951

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  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Weekends

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