Teesdale Felt

Contact name: Claire Priestley
Total bookings
almost 4 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

I am passionate about felting and enjoy experimenting with new ideas and techniques. Wool is an incredibly versatile material which makes it perfect for 3D felting. I particularly enjoy creating landscapes and incorporate mixed fibres to add texture and interest. I am also interested in Shibori techniques and run courses in the community. I live in Teesdale, Co. Durham and much of my artwork is inspired by its beautiful landscape.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Create a wet felted lampshade using wet felting and needle felting techniques
Next date: 23rd May 2023
8 places left
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Whole day wet felted landscape workshop with Teesdale Felt including all materials, tuition and lunch
Next date: 16th May 2023
8 places left

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
21 Mar 22'

Katy B reviewed: Whole day wet felted landscape workshop with Claire Priestley of Teesdale Felt

"Wet Felting day workshop 16th March Claire was really friendly, welcoming and which put me at complete ease the entire day. I arrived with a few photos which with knowledgable guidance and help from Claire I produced my first ever piece that I’m really proud of (so much so I’m going to have it framed!). I found the process itself is very relaxing, working with a wide variety of shades of wool and (my fav) the sari and mulberry silks allowed me to be lost in a world of colour, with the silks to add extra dimension to the work. Not only will I be booking in again, I haven’t stopped telling everyone I can about the workshop (and an excuse to show the price Claire helped me make) as well as looking for pictures to use as inspiration for the next workshop I can make. Thoroughly enjoyed both the Felting and being in Claire’s company, I can not highly recommend enough!"

Teesdale Felt responded:

" Hi Katy, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and was impressed with your beautiful rainbow landscape which was taken as inspiration from one of your Dad's photographs. I hope he was pleased with your interpretation of his picture. I do hope you are able to come to another of my workshops and will add some more dates this week. Very best wishes, Claire xx"

21 Jan 22'

Lynn Senior reviewed: Whole day wet felted landscape workshop with Claire Priestley of Teesdale Felt

"Wet felting workshop 19 January 2021. What a fab day! I went knowing nothing about felting and learnt so much, thank you Claire. I felt I had been given plenty of one-to-one tuition, guidance and creative suggestions that enabled me to produce a lovely picture, much to my surprise, as I simply couldn't envisage the outcome. Will definately do this again. Delicious lunch, snacks and drinks combined with small group of lovely people, enhanced the experience. Thank you :)"

Teesdale Felt responded:

" Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was lovely meeting you and I was very impressed by your Roseberry Topping landscape which was colourful and enhanced by the use of lots of effect fibres. I hope you are very proud of it and will find a prominent place to hang it where it can be admired. I enjoyed the day too and couldn't have asked for a more lovely group of ladies to work with. Very best wishes, Claire x"

20 Jan 22'

Amanda Hodgson reviewed: Whole day wet felted landscape workshop with Claire Priestley of Teesdale Felt

"What a thoroughly enjoyable day! Claire was an excellent teacher in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere that inspired creativity. All novices, we managed with Claire’s superb practical support, to produce really pleasing felt pictures to take home. The day flew by filled by hard work, laughter, great fun and delicious food! There was an abundance of quality materials for us to use - can’t recommend it highly enough."

Teesdale Felt responded:

" Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was a really lovely day and I did enjoy working with you. I was so impressed with your contemporary landscape and hope that you hang it at home in pride of place! I hope to work with you again in the future. Very best wishes, Claire xx"

7 Dec 21'

Natasha Wildy reviewed: Half day illuminated felt workshop-Barnard Castle

"Fantastic morning learning to wet felt, amazing teacher and a wonderful birthday present for my teenage daughter. Thank you so much."

Teesdale Felt responded:

" Thank you so much for your fabulous review. I really enjoyed my morning with you and you made some beautiful bowls which were delicate enough to really let the light shine through. I hope to see you again. Best wishes to you and your family, Claire"

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