It was my first felting experience and it was great. Christine is an amazing, inspiring, knowledgeable teacher. As first-time felter I benefited massively from Christine's experience. We not only made our hats, beyond that is was a real eye-opener what you can do with felt in terms of patterns, material-mix, shapes, and uses.
It is a very intimate learning environment giving each of us time to try and get help. There is no rush or pressure, just a wonderful day of hand-crafting in a beautiful setting with people sharing the same interest. I enjoyed it a lot and will come back for another of the courses. Elke, Treherbert
Elke Treherbert - - #19509
Response from Christine Waygood. Contemporary Textiles.:Thank you Elke!
A truly inspirational course. It was my second course with Christine and I am glad I did it. Again we enjoyed the private atmosphere in Christine's workshop and a nice round of similar-minded people. We got lots of options to try and everyone produced a unique felting object, or even two. I gave it a go with nuno-felting and concentrated more on trying different techniques simply because Christine's experience of working with the different materials to produce a good quality fabric is massive. It was again an amazing day and I am looking forward to practice now on my own.
Elke Treherbert - - #19510
Attended a workshop on 29th September. I had a most wonderful day, thank you so much Christine. Very satisfying working with such lovely colourful wools. We all made our own items and Christine was very patient and encouraging all through. Thank you too Jem who made us a fabulous lunch. Rita.
Rita Patrick - - #17099
Response from Christine Waygood. Contemporary Textiles.:Thanks Rita,
What a great day. Christine was a patient, helpful inspiring teacher with a lovely approach to her craft and pupils. Well equipped studio, plentiful cups of coffee, wonderful soup for lunch and a view to die for. The process of making the felt was interesting and absorbing, all the slippers that we made were very individual and creative. I shall look forward very much to wearing mine this winter. I would thoroughly recommend Christine's courses.
Louise Pople - - #17415
Response from Christine Waygood. Contemporary Textiles.:Thank you . It would be lovely to have a photo when you've added the finishing touches.
This one-day course was most enjoyable. Lots of beautiful colours and an opportunity to make your ideas be expressed in felt.
I have never made any felt before and I came away with a piece I felt proud of. Creative, relaxing and full of surprises!
The studio and house are set in a beautiful garden with stunning views. The lunch was delicious and it was good to be creative with others.
Well done Christine Waygood!
Frances Bellord - - #17089
I just want to thank you for an amazing day! The way you teach is so much fun and I’ve learned loads. you have the patience of a saint . I must also thank you for the fantastic extra bits you added to my hat you must have a sophisticated mind!!!
What a wonderful lunch, your lovely husband did you proud, please thank him again for me.
I will be back to learn more next year so till then take care and have a great holiday.
Helen Ide - - #16840
Thank you for a fantastic day.
I look forward to wearing my hat when it's dry.
Angela Andrews - - #16841
We had a very fun day creating some new friends with Chris. Chris was very friendly and really good at helping us convert our ideas into felted reality! The setting is also lovely and lunch and snacks very tasty.
Deborah - - #16713
Response from Christine Waygood. Contemporary Textiles.:Dear Deborah,
My Mum, Aunty and I recently spent the day with Christine, where we made welt felted vessels for tea lights, using ideas that I had found on the internet.
We had a lovely, relaxed day and were made to feel very at home in Christine's cottage, with plenty refreshments and tasty home made food.
Christine shared many of her tips and is very passionate about her craft and clearly gains enjoyment through sharing it.
We are all inspired and confident enough to make more items and continue wet felting at home.
Heidi Davies - - #15256
I wanted to do something different for my mum for mother’s day. I looked up felting courses after she showed an interest in it at an art exhibition. I thought it would also be something nice we could do together ... and as complete novices, we arrived with no expectations but ended up having a fantastic day, learned so much and Christine made everything easy to follow. We travelled from Bolton encouraged by the great reviews and it was definitely worth the trip! We had lots of opportunity to experiment, try lots of different techniques and ask questions. We both came away super inspired and shared the day with some really lovely people! (And gorgeous little Fife the dog) Thankyou so much , Christine! Lunch was also fantastic and We hope to be able to come back again!
Emma and Julie x
Emma Knowles - - #14351
Thank you for a super day. A relaxed and fun experience - I learnt a lot and now have the confidence to go home and try wet felting on my own. Chris shared lots of good ideas and tips over and above the basic wet felting method. Lunch was yummy too. I would recommend the day to anyone who wants to have a go at a new skill in a lovely setting.
Kate Bennion - - #12513
I spent yesterday immersed in a wonderful world of texture, colour and taste.
Christine's relaxed but skilled and informative style of teaching was perfect for making a most enjoyable and rewarding day. Having never wet felted before, the morning skill session was non threatening and gave me confidence to experiment in the afternoon. I indulged myself in creating a rather mad and very vibrant landscape which was what l had set my heart on. I particularly valued Christine's gentle encouragement for me to discover my own style, rather than simply basing my ideas on a particular felt artist l admire. The warm welcome, Jem's homemade soup and Christine's flapjacks were delicious. It was well worth the two hour drive each way. Lynn Ellison
Lynn Ellison - - #12372
An excellent day resulting in a pair of well-fitting and gorgeous slippers...and what a lovely lunch!
Sue Maxwell - - #11816
Really good interesting and fun day-amazed at how much we achieved.We all enjoyed our day, and were quite impressed with our respective titfers. Allison.
A great day- 4 hats achieved,all different. What an achievement. Frances
Thank you for a great day- and a great hat! Honor
Allison Bucknell and friends - - #11243
We were with three others. It was a great day.I enjoyed it very much.
Lovely lunch, lovely lady. Great Place. Try it.
Carol Jones - - #10950
Very interesting. Fascinating workshop.
Have an idea?Then you can make it. Very recommended- all ages!
Margaret Davis - - #10951
Fantastic day felting. Inspirational!
Thanks Chris and Jem.
Anne Rigby - - #10954
Informative and fun. Great to take home something I had created-and Chris encouraged us to be creative, in the belief (Ithink) that everyone can do it.
Nice Lunch provided by Jem.
Wendy Cook - - #10953
Exciting day. Lots of inspiration. Lovely lunch. Relaxed atmosphere .
Margaret Payne - - #10952
I had a great day learning how to make felt. It’s an amazing process, which is very therapeutic and great fun. We were treated to a yummy lunch of homemade soup ,crusty bread cake and fruit. You need to try it!
Terry Anne Morrison - - #10949