Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It crafts classes in London
Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It crafts classes in London

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Tabletop Workshops @ Purr & Wag It

8 reviews
8 reviews

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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Penny Sychrava
19 Nov
I loved this course - working with felt is amazing, the colours are beautiful and the end results were much better than I expected. I am not particularly artistic but I produced something I really liked. Heather was very clear and patient and the atmosphere was relaxed and very calming. The location was also great. I now know exactly what to do if I wanted to do felting on my own.
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Diane Stafford
19 Nov
A really interesting and enjoyable course over two evenings. Heather made everything very clear and easy, provided great materials and ensured we all made something we were pleased with. I had never felted anything before but would now like to do more and feel quite confident about starting on my own. I'd also like to do another course with Heather. Highly recommended
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ruby bender
5 Dec
A really fantastic workshop! Incredibly insightful and taught in a way that made it relaxing and enjoyable. I took so much away from the experience, not only my lovely felted pieces but also the skills and knowledge to continue making at home. There was an abundance of beautifully coloured felts to work with and no short supply of tea and biscuits either. I couldn't have enjoyed myself more and left feeling very inspired.
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Philippa Spellmon
14 Jun
Having spent a very pleasant afternoon with three other women, learning to wet-felt with Heather. What a lovely, lovely way to spend the day - learning, nattering, practising, nattering, eating, practising, nattering... so therapeutic... just how women have bonded for centuries. Heather is so welcoming, fun, caring and knowledgeable - what a pleasure to be in the company of someone who clearly loves what they do, as much as teaching it to others. I've always wanted to take up this art form, but it's not until you get up close and personal with it, that you appreciate exactly how much time, effort and skill goes into each and every piece. Thank you Heather for everything that you taught me. My friends and family are well impressed with my finished product. Would highly recommend your courses to everyone. Inspirational.

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Penny Sychrava
19 Nov
I loved this course - working with felt is amazing, the colours are beautiful and the end results were much better than I expected. I am not particularly artistic but I produced something I really liked. Heather was very clear and patient and the atmosphere was relaxed and very calming. The location was also great. I now know exactly what to do if I wanted to do felting on my own.
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Diane Stafford
19 Nov
A really interesting and enjoyable course over two evenings. Heather made everything very clear and easy, provided great materials and ensured we all made something we were pleased with. I had never felted anything before but would now like to do more and feel quite confident about starting on my own. I'd also like to do another course with Heather. Highly recommended
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ruby bender
5 Dec
A really fantastic workshop! Incredibly insightful and taught in a way that made it relaxing and enjoyable. I took so much away from the experience, not only my lovely felted pieces but also the skills and knowledge to continue making at home. There was an abundance of beautifully coloured felts to work with and no short supply of tea and biscuits either. I couldn't have enjoyed myself more and left feeling very inspired.
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Philippa Spellmon
14 Jun
Having spent a very pleasant afternoon with three other women, learning to wet-felt with Heather. What a lovely, lovely way to spend the day - learning, nattering, practising, nattering, eating, practising, nattering... so therapeutic... just how women have bonded for centuries. Heather is so welcoming, fun, caring and knowledgeable - what a pleasure to be in the company of someone who clearly loves what they do, as much as teaching it to others. I've always wanted to take up this art form, but it's not until you get up close and personal with it, that you appreciate exactly how much time, effort and skill goes into each and every piece. Thank you Heather for everything that you taught me. My friends and family are well impressed with my finished product. Would highly recommend your courses to everyone. Inspirational.
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karen
23 Jun
So impressed with this introduction into 3D wet felting. Didn’t think I would come away with a pot on the same day so was super impressed. Lovey tutor, very calm and patient with us. Explained everything really well. Simply love my pot and now love wet felting. Would highly recommend this class. Oh and the cakes and tea were fantastic. Super relaxing afternoon.
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Sue Hurst
21 Nov
A really enjoyable and instructive 2 day course. Heather is very clear and understandable, not only with instructions but also With the reasons why. Over the 2 evenings I managed to produce a 2d and 3D piece to a reasonable standard. Heather also provides a great range of merino wools in glorious colours for each project. As well as all other materials necessary. A productive, sociable, therapeutic experience.
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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!