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In-person classCOVID-19 SecurePainting with fibres - Intro to 2D Wet Felting/ Felt making: Inspired by your own image
5(4 reviews)
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
Camberwell
£50 pp
3 hour workshop
Beginner
What happens in this class?

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…

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Things to remember

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…

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Latest Reviews
5(4 reviews)
Rona - April 16th
This was a really informative and enjoyable workshop. I had done other felting workshops before but I’m confident this would be also be suitable for complete beginner. I was guided through a range of techniques and was able to complete a picture working alongside Heather in the second half of the video. I’d suggest not starting with a design but pausing in the middle to assemble it once you’ve seen the various ways this can be achieved. I came away with the understanding of how to make further pieces on my own and feel inspired to keep going! Highly recommended.
Diane - December 1st
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
Carla Collins - September 21st
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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Age Requirement

17

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Your Teacher
Teacher

Tabletop Workshops is the teaching arm of Purr & Wag It and 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…

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Class Location
Purr & Wag It, Tabletop Workshops
Camberwell
5 Stories Mews
off Stories Road
SE5 8JJ
London
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Reviews

Rona - April 16th
This was a really informative and enjoyable workshop. I had done other felting workshops before but I’m confident this would be also be suitable for complete beginner. I was guided through a range of techniques and was able to complete a picture working alongside Heather in the second half of the video. I’d suggest not starting with a design but pausing in the middle to assemble it once you’ve seen the various ways this can be achieved. I came away with the understanding of how to make further pieces on my own and feel inspired to keep going! Highly recommended.
Diane - December 1st
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
Carla Collins - September 21st
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!
Carla Collins - September 21st
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!