Felt is one of the earliest fabrics to be made, occurring throughout the world, and used extensively for everything from hats to tents. It is simple and therapeutic to make, using easily obtainable equipment and materials, and offers the possibility of fantastic results.
If you are visiting the Forest Of Dean on holiday, or arranging a fun and creative day out, I can tailor courses to suit you, whether you would like to produce something for your home, or to wear, or maybe as a special present for a wedding, baby shower, or anniversary, give me a ring.
I run these regular courses at my workshop, for up to 4 people, on the dates shown, and other dates by arrangement. I can also run any of them for up to 12 people at other venues.
The cost is £60 per day including homemade lunch, from organic produce, from our allotment, and materials. They run from 10 am- 4pm.
Take the A48 towards Gloucester. Just after the Cock Inn , left turn into New Road towards PARKEND and 'GO APE' . Look out for the post and telephone boxes on the right hand side. When you see them, park! Take the path which runs up the hill on the right hand side of the telephone box. Go past the row of terraced cottages on the right, and Kent Cottage is straight ahead in the triangle in centre of the path as it divides .
Take the A48 towards Chepstow. Go through Blakeney Village, Take the first turn on the right into New Road sign posted for PARKEND and GO APE. Look out for the post and telephone boxes on the right hand side. When you see them, park! Take the path which runs up the hill on the right hand side of the telephone box. Go past the row of terraced cottages on the right, and Kent Cottage is straight ahead in the triangle in centre of the path as it divides
DO NOT FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FROM SAT NAVS TAKING YOU UP BLAKENEY HILL ROAD.STAY ON NEW ROAD. TELEPHONE :01594 516 902. Or 07947123665.
Saturday 7th October, Thursday.19th October, Saturday 4th November. Saturday 14th Jan 2018, Saturday 11th Feb 2018, Saturday 15th Apr 2018
A one day course covering basic flat felt techniques including ideas for decorations and jewellery.
You will be shown how to design your own pattern or picture from an image or source of your own choice for either a wall hanging, cushion, or piece of fabric to be later made into something such as a bag or slippers.
How to translate your image into felt, select colours, and use pre-felts and layering to form pockets and flaps. At the end of the day you will come away with a finished piece of felt, and the confidence to carry on and make lots more.
Saturday 21st October 2017, Thursday 16th November 2017. Saturday 28th Jan 2018
Make yourself a pair of cosy slippers (ready for the autumn!).
Thursday 30th November.
A fun day making weird and wonderful puppets or toys. Ideas for soft toys and hand puppets, combining wet felting and needle felt techniques.
Saturday 18th November 2017, Sat 25th March 2018
You will be shown how different styles of bags are made. How to add handles, flaps or a pocket, and to design the pattern , then helped to make a bag to your own design.
You can never have too many bags!
Saturday 20th April 2018
A chance to make Felt Planters, Green Walls and other ideas for your garden.
Saturday 11th March 2018
Beautiful fabrics suitable for scarves and garments.
Saturday 18th November 2017, Saturday 25th February 2018
On this course, you will be shown how to work from a basic hat template,which you can then personalize by adding flaps, flowers, tassels, bobbles or any other decoration you can think of!
See the techniques page for more information about the felting techniques.
Contact by phone on 01594 516902 or mobile 07947123665 or email email@example.com