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Rachel Morley Feltmaker and Fine Artist

Contact name: Rachel Morley
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(7)
about 2 months
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Rachel Morley creates unique felt items by hand using predominantly British breed wool fibres and combining them with natural and dyed wool yarns. Rachel studied Fine Art Printmaking at Loughborough College of Art & Design and has also studied Felt Making at Diploma level. Inspired by the coastal landscape of South West Scotland and its wonderful colours and textures, Rachel’s range includes British Breed Bowls, Cubby Bowls, Cubbyholes, Doorstops, Pebble Bowls, Pebble Pods and Word Bowls. Rachel is striving to make use of some of our rarest British Breed Wool fibres in her felt and source them directly from small British farms adding a valuable provenance to her work. Rachel also enjoys teaching others how to make felt! She has run many different workshops to introduce people to various felting techniques such as wet felting and needle felting. Over the years participants have made bowls, flowers, bunting, seasonal decorations and even pumpkins!

Courses, kits & gifts

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Wet Felting Bowl Workshop
6 hours
Next date: 1st Jun 2024
6 places left

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
14 May 24'

Jacqueline reviewed: Wet Felting Bowl Workshop

"I really loved learning how to create a wet felted bowl, layering it up, felting it and then gently massaging it into shape. Rachel is a lovely, kind and encouraging teacher and obviously an expert at her craft. The facilities were beautiful and well equipped and I love my finished little bowl. Thank you for a lovely day. "

Rachel Morley Feltmaker and Fine Artist responded:

"Hi Jacqueline, What a lovely review! Thank you for coming and I am thrilled you enjoyed the day. It was a pleasure to teach you, and well done with your beautiful Bowl! I hope it has inspired you to make more felt bowls? It’s how I became hooked! Happy felting! Best wishes, Rachel "

12 May 24'

Cathy Raphael reviewed: Wet Felting Bowl Workshop

"What a wonderful class! It was held in a delightful location. The instructor, Rachel Morley, was excellent with her instructions and support. Our options for colour and design satisfied everyone. I left with a sense of accomplishment and a completed piece. Who could ask for more?"

Rachel Morley Feltmaker and Fine Artist responded:

"Hi Cathy, Thanks for booking onto my Felt Bowl Workshop, and for your lovely feedback! It’s great to know that you enjoyed the experience and felt accomplished with your Bowl. Well done! I hope you will be inspired to make more felt. Thanks again Cathy! Best wishes, Rachel "

3 May 24'

Sarah Bradwell reviewed: Wet Felting Bowl Workshop

"I really enjoyed this practical workshop. Rachel has a lovely personality and is very knowledgeable . She demonstrated the technique one step at a time and answered our questions thoroughly. The workshop was calming and relaxed and gave me a sence of achievement for learning a new skill. I would thoroughly recommend to anyone considering it. I had a beautiful blue felt bowl to take home. "

Rachel Morley Feltmaker and Fine Artist responded:

"Hi Sarah, Thank you for coming along to my Felt Bowl Workshop and for such a great review! I’m thrilled that you enjoyed it, felt relaxed and accomplished. That’s so nice to hear! You should be proud of your blue Felt Bowl. It was wonderful! Thanks again and happy felting! Best wishes, Rachel "

25 Apr 24'

Cynthia Turner reviewed: Wet Felting Bowl Workshop

"I very much enjoyed Rachel's Wet Felting Bowl Workshop. I'd had a go at wet felting before and wanted to learn how to make a bowl. Rachel's a great tutor, patient and friendly, and her instructions are very good, both during the workshop and the written notes we were given, so much so that I was inspired to make more bowls at home. It's a lovely craft to try, very tactile, mindful and therapeutic."

Rachel Morley Feltmaker and Fine Artist responded:

"Hi Cynthia, Thank you for such lovely feedback! It was a pleasure to teach you how to hand felt a bowl and I am thrilled that you have continued to make further bowls. Clearly you have caught the felting bug! Thanks again and Happy Felting! Best wishes, Rachel Morley"

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