A very good introduction to 2D wet felting with a finished personal felt creation to take away at the end of the afternoon. The venue was handy for Denmark Hill train station and Heather provided a cuppa and delicious cake. The small group size of 4 allowed for individual help when required and Heather kept an eye on the time and gently moved us through the different stages so we all completed our pieces. No matter what subject, there was a rainbow of coloured wool to choose from or to blend to produce the right shade. We learned extra on how effects could be achieved from observation of other students‘ pieces. Heather answered all my questions promptly before and after the workshop. For those few hours of the workshop I was totally absorbed in the process and the whole experience was a pleasure.
This was a very ‘hands on’ on course . Well presented with good preparation. Clear instructions with all the equipment needed. Small group made it easy to ask questions and get a quick response. The catering was good and made to feel welcome. Spent a very enjoyable afternoon and learnt a lot.
After the course I received an informative PDF, instructions and list of suppliers. Have no hesitation in recommending this course.
This is my second workshop with Heather, returning as I enjoyed the first one so much. I got to try out a slightly different technique, still with the all the lovely support and advice that Heather gives, as well as yummy cake! I am so pleased with the finished product, and plan to return soon to do the 3D felting workshop.
I absolutely love going to Heather to learn skills in felting and sampling the delicious cakes . This last course was on making the picture and I was astonished at how it all came together. Heathers instructions and guidance throughout is excellent pointing out ways to enhance your work whilst letting you retain your creative vision. The relaxed atmosphere and good company make this a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Oh and did I mention cake?
A great afternoon learning new 2D felting techniques. Heather was a great host and tutor explaining each stage in the process at a good pace and it was interesting to see how they all evolved. The small size of the group ensured personal advice as needed in a great atmosphere. The cakes were yummy too I will be making some this weekend. I would highly recommend this course.
Heather made us very welcome with her range of teas and lovely homemade cakes before we got stuck in to selecting from her beautiful rainbow of coloured wools and starting our felt making. All four of us were complete novices but under Heather’s excellent guidance all achieved pleasing results. I would definitely recommend Heather’s courses.
This is my second workshop with Heather, where she taught us the basics of 3D felting. Once again I found her a patient and informative instructor, whose guidance and enthusiasm is contagious. I’m proud to say my completed 3D vessel was surprisingly good. Thank you Heather.
PS: Your home-made cake was wonderful!
Really enjoyed my introduction into 3D wet felting and was super impressed with the little pot I came home with. I am now hooked on this craft and will also be booking on the 2D course. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing and Heather is super patient explaining everything really clearly. Oh and the home baked cakes and flavoured tea went down a treat. I would highly recommend this course.
A really enjoyable course with a great teacher - Heather is very knowledgeable and gives each student individual help and support in creating a great finished product. She has a huge range of wool colours to work with, and also provides delicious tea and cake to keep you fuelled throughout the afternoon! I had a great time chatting with the other participants and am very pleased with my finished piece. Thanks Heather!
Recently spent a very pleasant afternoon with three other women, learning to wet-felt with Heather. What a lovely way to spend the day - learning, nattering, practising, nattering, eating, practising, nattering... so therapeutic... just how women have bonded for centuries. Heather is so welcoming, fun, caring and knowledgeable - it was a pleasure to be in the company of someone who clearly loves what they do, as much as teaching it to others. I've always wanted to take up this art form, but it's not until you get up close and personal with it, that you appreciate exactly how much time, effort and skill goes into each and every piece. Thank you Heather for everything that you taught me. My friends and family are well impressed with my finished product. Would highly recommend your courses to everyone. Inspirational.
This workshop was a really good introduction to 2D felt making and Heather is an excellent teacher who has a lot of experience which she is happy to share with others who are just beginning on their felt making journey. Working with wool is lovely and Heather has a rainbow collection of coloured wool tops to choose from. With Heather's guidance I was amazed at the way we were able to produce such good felting pieces to take home. I love Heather's animal pictures using felt and I'd like to have a go at this next time but feel I'll need to put in some practice before that. Lots of delicious cake, flapjacks and a variety of teas were provided and all in all it was a very enjoyable afternoon spent with great company.
I had a great afternoon learning the basics of felt 'painting' in a small friendly group. I am not artistic in any way but Heather had a good supply of materials and tools. She taught us the techniques and also had suggestions to help us individually. By the end of the afternoon I had mixed colours and used the textiles to make my first felt picture.
I had a wonderful experience on the course. Heather was very friendly (with a lovely slice of cake and cup of tea) and super knowledgable. She looked at our ‘inspiration’ pictures and worked with us to make them come ‘alive’ in felt as closely or loosely as we wished. She’s a wealth of information and I would love to take another course with her. Would definitely recommend.
We had such an amazing day with Heather creating our 2D pieces. She explained the technique really clearly and gave us support, advice and the confidence to develop the basic method and try out our own designs.
We had such an amazing day with Heather creating our 3D pieces. She explained the technique really clearly and gave us support, advice and the confidence to develop the basic method and try out our own designs all fuelled by Heather's delicious cake and soup.
I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon with Heather learning how to make a 2-D felt picture. She is incredibly patient and made me feel very welcome in her home. The small group size meant we got a lot of individual attention and help. The course was well organised and the wools were beautiful to work with. I produced a piece that I am planning to frame and hang in my house.
An excellent session on felt making. Heather is very well organised and had everything that was required at hand. She was very patient, calm and friendly. I managed to complete a piece of work that I am most happy with. I have also learnt a lot about the art of felt making. The delicious cakes were also a bonus!
I highly recommend Heathers course as an introduction to felt making!
I really enjoyed the felt workshops, and produced two lovely pieces of work with Heather's fantastic help. She is a great teacher, explaining not only the whole felting process but the history behind it too. She very patiently took us through what to do, and kept a careful eye on us all as we progressed with our work. In the second week I did a portrait of my dog, which at first seemed a but over ambitious, but Heather really helped me produce something which is good enough to give as a Christmas present. Heather is very generous with the high quality materials and there is a fabulous array of colours to choose from. It was really fun, interesting and therapeutic!
I came back a second time because I enjoyed this course so much. My second piece I chose to do in 2D and now have something I’m going to frame. Heather is really good at inspring you and understanding what it is you want to create and helping you get there. The atmosphere was again really relaxing and fun and in a lovely house. I now have a more in depth understanding of the process and am really proud of the progress I’ve made.
A really enjoyable and instructive 2 day course. Heather is very clear and understandable, not only with instructions but also With the reasons why.
Over the 2 evenings I managed to produce a 2d and 3D piece to a reasonable standard. Heather also provides a great range of merino wools in glorious colours for each project. As well as all other materials necessary. A productive, sociable, therapeutic experience.