with the Sussex Felt Lady
Felting Workshops, Felt 'Objets' and commissions.
Tuition, written instructions, wool and tools supplied, unless stated. Tea, coffee and homemade cake are included, for an inclusive price of £30.
The Essential Needle Felting Workshop
The Best Beginners Felting Workshop
My workshops start at the beginning. Which is Essential, really. I have so many lovely people come for help after not understanding some YouTube guides, or who have failed with a felting kit.
You are not alone.
And all it takes is the Essential half day workshop to set you on the right track, needle felting as you want to, making the things you want to.
I give you a bit of background which you listen to politely, usually, and then we make a red felt heart. A heart because it is a good starting size, you will learn how to shape, and it is thick enough to learn an effective needle technique without drawing blood!
In the last hour or so we start getting creative and decorate the hearts …with all sorts, beads, embroidery, little buzzy Bees, anything you want. This is fun.
So, if you feel you want to do it properly, but also have fun, be creative and eat cake, please sign up for an Essential Beginners course.
Animal Needle Felting Workshop
Animal Needle Felting Workshop
Landscape Needle Felting Workshop
Bring your own teacup, mug, small bowl or coconut shell and we will needle felt a landscape together.
We will construct a hill or mound then, under my guidance create a landscape with trees, bushes and flowers, buildings, paths or rivers, sheep or ducks and loads more. Alternatively it might even become a Seascape, with a desert island or lighthouse. They also make great pincushions.
NB You will need to bring your own “vessel” with you!
Wet Felting a Seamless Purse
Wet Felting Workshop
This is a Wet Felting Workshop where you will learn how to wet felt a small seamless purse or pouch with a flap.
Choosing your own colour scheme from a selection of Merino wool, I will demonstrate how to wet felt a seamless purse using a plastic resist, by working alongside you.
Once you have achieved this on a small scale you will be able to create larger seamless bags too.
NB Your small bag or pouch will need to be rinsed out and dried off at home.
Experimenting with Shibori
Shibori Wet Felting Workshop
This is a Wet Felting Workshop. SHIBORI is the Japanese term used to describe the various techniques of knotting and dyeing fabric creating wonderful patterns and effects.
Our SHIBORI will be applied at the pre-felt stage.You will be experimenting with merino wool, silk caps and wool beads and learn how to wet felt using the SHIBORI technique.
You then continue to felt your piece – the shaping remains permanent, giving some unexpected and wonderful results.
This is very much an experimental workshop, adding another dimension to wet felting.
NB Your piece will need to be dried off at home.
One day | Needle felting | *Some previous Needle Felting experience necessary* | £60 | Where, Map & Times
During this one day workshop you will be needle felting a small seascape, measuring approximately 13cm x 17cm. It is a dry felt making technique using a special multi needle felting tool and felting brush.
Your picture will consist of sky and sea, cliffs and beach. Onto this I will show you how to add clouds, boats, lighthouse, jetty, village, fish, and whatever else we can think of, to personalise it and make this seascape your own. You can then either mount your picture into a window mount (supplied) or needle felt it onto a grey felt bag.
NB You will need a multi needle felting tool and large felting brush. You can either bring your own or you can purchase them from me for an extra charge of £18 for the pair. The Grey Felt Bags are an extra £7.50 each