Craft kit

Seam free vessels wet felting materials only kit by Purr & Wag It, Tabletop Workshops

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Description

This is the Materials Only version of my in-person, live on line or online on demand workshop. You need to already know the process. The little vessel you create with this felting kit is more than just decorative. It makes for a good loose change pot, key holder, plant pot or somewhere to pop your everyday jewellery at night. If you're planning on making your vessel(s) on a particular day please remember I need to post the kits to you. Schools and Community Groups are priced separately, please contact me via the "message the maker" button. With the contents of the kit, you’ll use a variation of 2D wet felting to create a small vessel. All of the necessary materials are included and some of the equipment you need. Choose the main colour for the inside and another for the outside from the link provided once you've purchased the kit. Any other equipment you will be able to find around your home. This kit is great for those of you who already know how 3D wet felting works either through one of my other workshops or elsewhere and who wants to make more. If you don't know how to wet felt then I very much recommend the online on-demand version which includes a step by step video. It guides you through how to use the resist, how to embellish your vessel and the layering and felting techniques to make and shape your work and more. Once you've mastered the art of using a resist you can make slippers, bags, cat caves, hats, hot water bottle covers, lampshades, purses, phone covers, and the list goes on. Processing the fibres is made up of a series of repetitive actions. Many people find this relaxing and some a stress buster. But, the final stages of wet felt making can be quite vigorous and very hands-on. If you have arthritis or a similar condition in your hands you may find parts of the process more challenging. This does not mean you will not be able to undertake this workshop, just that it may take you a little longer to felt your work. But if you're feeling at all unsure please message me. If you're looking for something a little different message me using the "message the maker" button to discuss a bespoke package for you. A bit about me: I'm a graduate of Goldsmiths College, University of London. An experienced felt maker who for over a decade has worked in educational and community settings. In addition to my personal art practise and community work I run Purr & Wag It, fine art felted portraits. I hold an enhanced DBS certificate for children and vulnerable adults.

What's included in the price?

- merino wool tops - embellishing fibres - resist - bubble wrap if you don't have any - piece of fine netting - chunk of olive oil soap - pre-workshop instruction sheet

What you will need

- Sharp embroidery or textile scissors. If you don’t own any of these nail scissors make a good stand-in. - A sturdy cardboard tube (tape over any sticky areas). I find the best is from tin foil or cling film. If you haven’t got one ready for recycling pop an unfinished roll inside a carrier bag and seal. - A plant mister or repurposed spray bottle full of warm water with a squirt of washing up liquid in (I use Ecover). If you haven’t got either of these a plastic carrier bag/large food bag and a bowl of warm water. - A couple of tea towels or hand towels or old t-shirts. - A work area (approximately 1m2) that you’re not bothered about getting a bit wet (or cut open a bin liner and work on top of that)

Duration

3 hours (flexible times to suit)

Maker


Heather Fiona Martin is a graduate of Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is an experienced felt maker who for over a decade has worked in educational and community settings. In addition to her community work she runs Purr & Wag It, fine art felted portraits. Heather holds an enhanced DBS certificate for children and vulnerable adults.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Romantic
  • Tutor can travel
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Easter
  • Weekends
  • Spooky
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • UK Holiday
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
  • Father's Day
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Hen dos
  • Mother's Day
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Christmas
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Stag dos
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Evenings
  • Overseas Holiday
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