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Painting with fibres - Intro to 2D Wet Felting/ Felt making: Inspired by your own image

5(3 reviews)
Location
Camberwell SE5
Price
from £48pp
Time
3 hour workshop
Level
Beginner
Learn the ancient craft of wet felting: turn an amorphous mass of loose fibres into a piece of cloth with a simple image on it
Next available class:
18th Jan 2020, 2 spots left
Painting with fibres - Intro to 2D Wet Felting/ Felt making: Inspired by your own image
by Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It
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Painting with fibres - Intro to 2D Wet Felting/ Felt making: Inspired by your own image by Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It - crafts in London
3 hour workshop
£48 per person
Flexitime
from £50 per person

What you will do

3 hour workshop

Daytime

You will be guided through how to lay out the fibres to make a flat piece of felt as well as using carders to blend colours. Then using the reference material you have brought with you, create a simple figurative or abstract image for the top. Lastly you'll learn how to transform all the loose fibres into a piece of cloth.

If you can't quite decide what type of image to create Heather's home is full of art and design books and if need be she can print you an image to adapt.

Taking place at Heather's home in Camberwell. You will be fuelled by plenty of home made cake, teas and/or coffee. With a maximum of four participants, these three hour workshops are designed to provide everybody with plenty of time for one on one attention. Heather always aims for sessions to be flexible to individual participants needs.

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.

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Sat 18 Jan 2020, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
2 slots left
Camberwell, SE5 8JJ
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Sat 15 Feb 2020, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Camberwell, SE5 8JJ
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Sat 25 Apr 2020, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Camberwell, SE5 8JJ
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Sat 20 Jun 2020, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Sat 19 Sep 2020, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Camberwell, SE5 8JJ
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None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.

You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!

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Did you know?

Some say Noah invented felt? All that rain plus friction from animals hooves and humans feet on sheep fleeces in the Ark's hull created what we now call felt. Others that St Clement invented wet felt making when he popped some fleece inside his shoes to stop blisters when setting out on a mission. I'd say 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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Reviews (3)
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Carla Collins
21 Sep
This is my second workshop with Heather at Purr & Wag It, I came back as I enjoyed the first workshop so much. I created a picture again but used a slightly different technique and really enjoyed the experience. Heather was helpful and informative, and creates a lovely relaxed atmosphere to work in. She also makes wonderful tea and cake! Thanks Heather!
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Carla Collins
21 Sep
This is my second workshop with Heather at Purr & Wag It, I came back as I enjoyed the first workshop so much. I created a picture again but used a slightly different technique and really enjoyed the experience. Heather was helpful and informative, and creates a lovely relaxed atmosphere to work in. She also makes wonderful tea and cake! Thanks Heather!

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Carla Collins
21 Sep
This is my second workshop with Heather at Purr & Wag It, I came back as I enjoyed the first workshop so much. I created a picture again but used a slightly different technique and really enjoyed the experience. Heather was helpful and informative, and creates a lovely relaxed atmosphere to work in. She also makes wonderful tea and cake! Thanks Heather!
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Carla Collins
21 Sep
This is my second workshop with Heather at Purr & Wag It, I came back as I enjoyed the first workshop so much. I created a picture again but used a slightly different technique and really enjoyed the experience. Heather was helpful and informative, and creates a lovely relaxed atmosphere to work in. She also makes wonderful tea and cake! Thanks Heather!
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Diane
1 Dec
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. thank you

Class location

Camberwell
5 Stories Mews
off Stories Road
SE5 8JJ
London

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Painting with fibres - Intro to 2D Wet Felting/ Felt making: Inspired by your own image 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

Please bring your creativity and an open mind. Absolutely everything else is included. If possible please arrive no more than 10 minutes early to settle in with refreshments for a prompt workshop start. A comprehensive How-To PDF 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.

Painting with fibres - Intro to 2D Wet Felting/ Felt making: Inspired by your own image
by Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It
5(3 reviews)
Painting with fibres - Intro to 2D Wet Felting/ Felt making: Inspired by your own image by Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It - crafts in London
3 hour workshop
£48 per person
Flexitime
from £50 per person
3 hour workshop
from £48 pp