I had a fantastic day yesterday making some gorgeous felt slippers with Christine Waygood in her lovely studio in the Forest of Dean. I was an absolute beginner at felting, and was given clear instructions and supported through the whole process. Much to my amazement, I had created a lovely pair of slippers by the end of the day. I would recommend this workshop to anyone. Lovely surroundings and excellent friendly teacher.
Christine, made me very welcome and generously shared her vast knowledge with me over two days. Her lovely studio on the hill was bright and welcoming with a myriad of facilities and equipment. Very highly recommended.
Response from Christine Waygood. Contemporary Textiles.:Thank you for your kind review.
What a wonderful day I had earlier this week at Chris's one day felt making workshop.
Made to feel very welcome and just loved her studio and that we could make something that I wanted.
I can't wait to make lots more pieces and feel I now have the confidence to carry on.
Fantastic hospitality, lovely lunch and a wonderful bed and breakfast recommended by Chris.
Would love to come again and bring a friend.
Response from Christine Waygood. Contemporary Textiles.:Thank you so much Sheran. I really enjoyed it too.
Ian and I really enjoyed our day with you introduced to felting.You are a great ans supportive tutor and have so much experience - thank you for passing on some of your knowledge and enabling us to do fun and attractive projects, pictures, a vase , and some flowers.
We found it interesting to try the different wools and techniques, and you were very generous with materials.We really look forward to doing more with our wool next year when our sheep are shorn.
I have attached some photos, and will send more when my vase has dried, and hs the flowers in it.
Amazing what you can do with a bit of fluff!
Blue and pink stripes or spots with tassels!
Fantastic day making hats! Nothing like what I planned, but turned out better!
Will be coming back to do more.
‘Lovely day making flowers using felt, very relaxing and fun after a hard week at work, just what I needed. Christine is a great teacher and offers a very warm welcome with delicious home made soup and cake. Great location and lovely house nestling in a sun shine spot’
This was my third trip to Christine Waygood and I loved it! As usual Christine made it inspirational and enjoyable. The studio has a wealth of colourful wools and materials. We spent the day creating felt flowers, using lots of techniques and having lots of fun. I am really pleased with my lovely colourful results and will definitely be coming back.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Thank you for a fantastic day.
I look forward to wearing my hat when it's dry.
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.
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.
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
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.
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