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Just for you: Wet Felt a Christmas Mistletoe Sprig

Location
Camberwell SE5
Price
from £170pp
Time
4 hour workshop
Level
Beginner
Christmas workshop suitable for beginners up using basic wet felting plus a little bit of wire cutting and stitch
Just for you: Wet Felt a Christmas Mistletoe Sprig
by Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It
Just for you: Wet Felt a Christmas Mistletoe Sprig by Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It - crafts in London
Flexitime
from £170 per person

What you will do

Single session

Whether for your own home or a gift this anytime class is all about you. It's a one on one workshop so you'll have my undivided attention for up to four hours.

Using the wet felting method you'll be guided through how to make a piece of flat felt to use for leaves, as well as how to make 3D "beads" to use for berries. You'll then cut the felt into between six and 12 mistletoe leaves and with a bit of wire cutting, wool binding and stitching, I'll show you how to create your sprig of mistletoe. Please note as felt takes a while to dry your everlasting mistletoe will be damp when you leave.

By the end of this workshop you will have learned the basics of wet felting including making beads as well as basic stitch.

Taking place at Heather's home studio in Camberwell there will be plenty of home made cake, teas and/or coffee to keep you going through the more strenuous parts of the process.

NB: the last of the pictures shows a massive bunch and not a sprig. You'll need to buy extra materials and cement what you've learned in your own home if you want such a generous display. Of course, you'd be very welcome to come back to Purr & Wag It HQ for a further tabletop workshop to make some more with me after eating a bit more cake.

A little bit about that; wet felt making is simple, once you know how. It's 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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Did you know?

Mistletoe is famed for its stolen-kisses power and often used as a symbol of renewal because it stays green all winter. But the plant is also important to wildlife, and it may have critical value for humans, too. Whilst mistletoe itself is poisonous if eaten by humans, extracts from mistletoe used in parts of Europe show signs of being more effective against some forms of cancer, and less toxic to humans, than standard chemotherapy.
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This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

Number of people in an Obby Flexitime classYou need to be a group of 1
Days notice required in an Obby Flexitime classI need 2 days notice
Days available in an Obby Flexitime classI am only available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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Class location

Camberwell
5 Stories Mews
off Stories Road
SE5 8JJ
London

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Just for you: Wet Felt a Christmas Mistletoe Sprig 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 up to 10 minutes before the workshop start time to settle in with refreshments for a prompt start. A How-To PDF will be emailed to you shortly after the workshop.

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 Felt a Christmas Mistletoe Sprig
by Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It
Just for you: Wet Felt a Christmas Mistletoe Sprig by Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It - crafts in London
Flexitime
from £170 per person
Single session
from £170 pp