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Christmas Everlasting Mistletoe Sprig using wet felting techniques

Location
Camberwell SE5
Price
from £65pp
Time
4 hour workshop
Level
Beginner
Get ready for Christmas! For beginners up using a combination of wet felting, a touch of wire cutting, tensioned yarn and stitch
Christmas Everlasting Mistletoe Sprig using wet felting techniques
by Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It
Christmas Everlasting Mistletoe Sprig using wet felting techniques by Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It - crafts in London
Flexitime
from £65 per person

What you will do

4 hour workshop

Daytime

Using the wet felting method you'll be quickly guided through making 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 your felt into at least six mistletoe leaves and with a bit of wire cutting, wool binding and stitching, create your sprig of mistletoe. Please note as felt takes a while to dry your everlasting mistletoe will be wet 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 on one afternoon with a maximum of four participants, this four hour workshop is designed to provide everybody with plenty of time for one on one attention. You'll be fuelled by plenty of home made cake, teas and/or coffee.

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 too 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.

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.

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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.

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Class location

Camberwell
5 Stories Mews
off Stories Road
SE5 8JJ
London

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Christmas Everlasting Mistletoe Sprig using wet felting techniques 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 from 1.20pm to settle in with refreshments for a prompt 1.30pm start. A How-To PDF will be emailed to you shortly after the workshop. Please note that felt takes a while to dry and therefore your everlasting mistletoe will be wet when you leave. Allergies to cats or indeed wool? Heather has three cats (they’ll be elsewhere in the house during the workshop). She will be able to provide antihistamines but her workshops may not be for you.

Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Christmas Everlasting Mistletoe Sprig using wet felting techniques
by Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It
Christmas Everlasting Mistletoe Sprig using wet felting techniques by Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It - crafts in London
Flexitime
from £65 per person
4 hour workshop
from £65 pp