What you will do
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.
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
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.
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.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.