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Just for You: Wet Felting/Felt making Tuition - 2D and 3D

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Location
Camberwell SE5
Price
from £110pp
Time
5 hour workshop
Level
Beginner
Because you're worth it - just for you: learn how to turn an amorphous mass of loose fibres into felt including a Seam-Free 3D vessel
Just for You: Wet Felting/Felt making Tuition - 2D and 3D
by Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It
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Just for You: Wet Felting/Felt making Tuition - 2D and 3D by Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It - crafts in London
Flexitime
from £110 per person

What you will do

Single session

Taking place at Heather's home in Camberwell either on one day* (five hours) or two evenings (two and a half hours each) as and when to suit you. As ever you will be fuelled by plenty of home made cake, teas and/or coffee.

On the first evening or in the morning you will be guided through how to make a small flat piece of felt, blend colours, create a simple pictorial or abstract image and chose and prepare your fibres for your 3D vessel. We'll also go over how to make beads.

In the afternoon or on the second evening you will be guided through how to use a resist** to make a small seam free 3D vessel.

By the end of the day/two sessions you will have at least one 2D and one 3D wet felted works. Don't worry if you’re not sure what type of imagery you might want to make on your felt. Heather's home is full of art and design books and if need be Heather can print you an image to adapt.

Wet felt making is a simple process (once you know how) made up of a series of repetitive actions. Many people find it relaxing and some a stress buster. But, elements of felt making are quite vigorous and very hands on. If you have arthritis in your hands you may find parts of the process challenging. That being said it’s not stopped anybody before and Heather is very happy to help you with vigorous parts of the process.

Allergies to cats or indeed wool? Please note Heather has three cats (they’ll be elsewhere in the house during the workshops). Antihistamines are available but her workshops may not be for you.

  • If you choose a day workshop we'll take an hour's break half way through when you can either pop to one of Camberwell's local cafes or if you prefer bring a pack up. **A "resist" is a piece of cloth or other material that stops the wool fibres from one set of layers felting to those below.
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Did you know?

Was it Noah who invented felt? Purportedly so. Covering the bottom of the Ark's hull with sheep's fleece, rain plus friction from the animals hooves and humans feet created what we now call felt. Or did St Clement invent wet felt making when he popped some fleece inside his shoes to stop blisters when setting out on a mission? Likely neither: beautiful pieces of felt dating from as early as 4th Century BC have been excavated from nomadic cultures in the Altai Mountains, Southern Siberia.
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This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

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Sue Hurst
21 Nov
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.

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Sue Hurst
21 Nov
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.

Class location

Camberwell
5 Stories Mews
off Stories Road
SE5 8JJ
London

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Just for You: Wet Felting/Felt making Tuition - 2D and 3D by Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It - crafts in London

About your host, Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It

Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It is run by Heather Fiona Martin.

A graduate of Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is an experienced felt maker who for well over a decade has been making felt with people of all ages and with widely differing abilities in educational and community settings across Greater London.

Purr & Wag It (PaW), her wet felted pet portraits and landscapes small business was born out of a gift for her brother. It marries her love of animals with her love for making and in particular pushing the boundaries of fine detail in wet felt making.

Tabletop Workshops, the teaching arm of the business affords Heather the opportunity and the great enjoyment of facilitating others creativity in the relaxed setting of her home in Camberwell. She lives with her daughter and 3 cats. Winnie and the boys will be elsewhere in the house during the workshops but if you have cat allergies Tabletop Workshops may not be the right creative space for you.

Heather holds an enhanced DBS certificate for children and vulnerable adults.

If you have any questions, please contact me using the ‘contact host’ button on the website page.

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Notes

Just bring your creativity and an open mind. Absolutely everything else is included. If possible please arrive up to 15 minutes before the arranged start time to settle in with refreshments so we can start promptly. A How-To sheet will be emailed to you at the end of the course but I can give you paper and a pencil if you like making notes on the day.

Age Requirement

17

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Just for You: Wet Felting/Felt making Tuition - 2D and 3D
by Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It
5(1 review)
Just for You: Wet Felting/Felt making Tuition - 2D and 3D by Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It - crafts in London
Flexitime
from £110 per person
Single session
from £110 pp