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In person Workshops 2022

Nuno Felting

Sunday 24 July 2022

10 am – 4 pm      £70

See below for how to book.

Learn  this fabulous technique that bonds wool to open weave fabric though the process of felting and create a new textile with stunning surface texture.  You can use the day to explore this transformational felting technique by making samples or felt one full sized scarf.  I will provide a range of bases to choose from including hand dyed silk and cotton.

Felt Vessels

Sunday 31 July 2022    

10 am – 4 pm    £65

I have teamed up with the beautiful Glastonbury Abbey for this workshop.

For details and to book please go to the abbey website HERE

Using the resist wet felting method, you will learn how to create a hollow 3D felt form, with no seams as you make a pod shaped vessel approximately 6″/15 cm in diameter.

You will have the opportunity to experiment with silk fibres, yarn, open weave textiles, wool locks and pre-felts, to build up surface texture and design. A range of colourful dyed, plus natural undyed, high quality wool will be available to work with, ensuring a colour palette to suit everyone.

Rug Technique

Sunday 18 September 2022

10 am – 4 pm      £75

Book directly with Somerset Rural Life Museum

At and in partnership with the Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury.  Learn to make strong, thick felt from gorgeous undyed British Shetland wool whilst you make a small rug to warm up your toes.  Build up the base layers and use the four natural colours that are available in this wool to create a surface design.  During one day we have time for you to learn how to create substantial felt and build a rug either 45 x 45 cm or 40 x 50 cm in size.

Felted Forage Baskets

Sunday 16 October 2022   

10 am – 4 pm      £65

See below for how to book

Using gorgeous Shetland wool you will build this 3D felt project around a resist to make a unique and functional basket.   A foraged stick/driftwood will reinforce the handle and yarn is used to bind this and add surface decoration.  Whilst working with nature and natural British wool you will learn the no seams, resist technique that is the foundation for many 3D felted objects such as bags, slippers, hats, vessels etc.  

'The Christmassy One'

Sunday 27 November 2022

10 am – 4 pm   £65

See below for how to book.

This workshop is all about making some small felted items for your own Festive Season décor or to give as homemade, unique gifts.  I will have a large range of colourful wools, surface embellishment fibres, including some sparkly ones, from which to make your chosen items.  Most students usually make 2-3 items to take home at the end of the day.

This workshop really is all about the joys of felting, coming together for a fun day out and making some beautiful things to take home and share.  Beginners are most welcome.

It is essential you pre-book your place on my workshops, here is how you do it:

If the workshop is being hosted by someone else please contact them directly using the links provided above. 

For all workshops that I run directly myself I recommend emailing me to check availability  j.loader@btinternet.com

You can download an Information & Booking form here.

The venue is St Edmunds Community Hall, Glastonbury, BA6 8EW (unless shown otherwise) and each workshop runs from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm.  

All workshops will be run with any required Covid-19 Secure arrangements in place.  I want to keep you all safe and will follow Government guidelines.

Advance booking is essential for these workshops in which you will learn new techniques, make beautiful felted items and have time just for you in which to explore your creativity and work with colour and texture. Workshop prices include key materials and equipment – this includes a large range of wool and interesting fibres.  For workshops which teach specific techniques I provide post-workshop notes for you to take home to remind you of the processes you learn.

You will need to bring your own lunch, two towels and a plastic bag or bowl to take your creations home.  If you need to provide anything else I will let you know. 

Full day workshops are not recommended for those under 14 years old.  Maximum class size is 8 students.

Please be aware that feltmaking can be quite physical, especially larger projects such as rugs, scarves, forage baskets.

"Have wool, will travel"

I have been teaching feltmaking since 2007 and really enjoy sharing techniques, hints and tips with my students.  I organise and deliver feltmaking workshops in my local area (Glastonbury, UK), but if you would like one elsewhere I am happy to travel.  I work with many different groups and organisations and can adapt to new venues and students.  Some of the groups I have felted with include: children, school groups from Year 4 – 11, embroidery guilds, art groups, youth organisations, WI’s, adult summer schools, colleges, environmental groups, historical events and public fun days.  I offer a variety of techniques from beginner to advanced.  I also give talks and demonstrations. 

If you are interested in a talk or workshop do get in touch with your needs.

Feltmaking Kits

If you can’t make a workshop then my feltmaking kits will let you learn at home.

I have designed my feltmaking kits to enable everyone to try feltmaking .  They have all been carefully devised and tested to ensure that people new to feltmaking can understand what to do, know how to use the materials and finish with some lovely felted items.

My kits contain everything you need to get you felting: laminated instructions, plenty of gorgeous wool, natural soap flakes, bubblewrap and other essential items.

Felted Vessels with British Wool 
Make 2 vessels from this kit which champions lovely British Shetland wool in it’s natural colours.

Feltmaking Kit for Two  
A kit to share, or use twice.  These kits are available in a choice of  colourful Merino or natural British wool.  They provide everything you need for two people to begin feltmaking together.

Fabulous Felted Flowers  
Make 3 beautiful unique flower corsages using my hand dyed British wool.

Felt Tutorials PDF Downloads  
If you already have felting supplies, but want to try a new technique, some of my kit instructions are available as PDF downloads:
Wonderful Wavy Scarves, Fabulous Felted Flowers, Felt Vessels

Customer feedback

"The kit is superb. I am very wary of kits as they are usually disappointing and to be avoided. Yours is generous in its supply of required materials – plus the instructions are detailed and extensive. What a wonderful gift I was given. Thank you Jennie for making it so good."
Tina
Vessel Felting Kit
"Thank you so much for a thoroughly enjoyable and inspirational day, with coffee and biscuits to keep us going. It was brilliant. I have just put in an order for some wool and can't wait to get started! I look forward to seeing you at the next workshop."
Gill
Felt Bag workshop student
"It was easier than I thought and I love the felt I made".
Beginners Felting Kit
"I had a fabulous day. The atmosphere was very calm, an ideal environment to be creative in. I also enjoyed looking at the other students ideas and techniques. I can't wait for your next lot of workshops."
Jane
Sculptural Vessel Worskhop student
“I had such fun making my vessels, I now really love felting. I have gone on to make loads more to give to my friends as presents”. "It was easier than I thought and I love the felt I made".
Vessel Felting Kit
I just wanted to thank you very much for your very informative and inspiring talk you gave to our group last night. I know that everyone enjoyed it, thank you very much for coming.
Embroidery Guild Talk