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Welcome to my Workshop introduction page . I have been organising and delivering workshops since 2005, although I have been making felt since 1996. I love what I do and I enjoy sharing my techniques and knowledge with likeminded people. My specialism is Sculptural Felt, I just love the magical process of creating a 3 dimensional sculpture from soft wool. My main focus in teaching is based on learning and accumulating techniques. Once you acquire a variety of techniques this enables you to bring your ideas and designs to life. I love to experiment, its the only way for your work to evolve, don't stand still too long! I like well made felt and I share this with my students, constantly working to achieve the best you possibly can.

In 2020 I have organised a variety of workshop topics all covering different techniques which you can use after the workshop. The workshops take place in Snainton Village Hall in North Yorkshire, between Pickering and Scarborough on the main A170 road. Very easy to find and easy free parking on site. I provide all the equipment and materials you need during the workshop, although I do ask you bring your own sharp scissors and two towels. 

I provide endless cups of coffee and tea along with biscuits and afternoon cake. Please bring your own packed lunch. All workshops are on a Saturday and start at 10am and finish at 4pm.

You can book a place with a non-refundable deposit of £25 via Paypal on this site.

PLEASE NOTE : when you book a workshop place and then you checkout to pay, please click on the 2nd Class Royal Mail button and a drop down menu will appear and you can click on "workshop deposits only" this will reduce the cost to 0.00 postage.

 

 The balance of £40 is due one month before the workshop. I will email you to request the balance.

Workshops are suitable for all abilities as I work with students to suit their experience. There are usually ten people in each workshop. Come with a friend or come on your own and make new friends. The workshops are always friendly and welcoming, spend a day with likeminded people. You can read previous reviews here.

Due to COVID some workshops were postponed, Thankyou for your understanding and leaving your deposit in place. I will reschedule  those workshops and give you the choice to attend the new date, request a deposit refund or transfer the deposit to another workshop date. 

Saturday 9th May 2020  Sculptural Hat Fully Booked POSTPONED UNTIL AUTUMN (emails sent to all participants)

 

Join this small group (there is a max. of 6 places) day workshop and learn how to make your very own Wool Felt Hat.I provide all materials and equipment required on the day. Please bring your own sharp scissors, two towels and a packed lunch.

This workshop is at Broughton near Malton. 

 

Saturday 16th May Inside Out POSTPONED UNTIL AUTUMN (emails sent to all participants)

Learn how to make a Pod style Vessel with multiple craters & decoration inside your vessel as well as outside. You will learn a completely different method of laying out your wool and working in reverse to result in craters & decoration inside your vessel as well as on the outside. Choose from a selection of different shaped templates.£65

 

 I provide all materials and equipment required on the day. Please bring your own sharp scissors, two towels and a packed lunch.​

This workshop is at Snainton Village Hall.

Saturday 19th September Shells

 

Create a detailed vessel based on the shapes of shells, adding depth, colour & pattern experimenting with commercial wool pre felts combined with wool tops. I will share with you my shell collection & books to inspire your vessels. £65

I provide all materials and equipment required on the day. Please bring your own sharp scissors, two towels and a packed lunch.​

This workshop is at Snainton Village Hall.

Saturday 10th October Shape Shifting

Learn a variety of techniques to control the shrinkage of your felt to alter the shape & form of your 3D work. Start the process with one shape & the result will be completely different. You will create a piece of work suitable for hanging or sitting. Your organic piece of felt sculpture will be inspired by the Natural World & found objects I will share with you. £65

I provide all materials and equipment required on the day. Please bring your own sharp scissors, two towels and a packed lunch.​

This workshop is at Snainton Village Hall.

Saturday 14th September Sculptural Jewellery

Not your ordinary felt jewellery! We will learn a wide variety of techniques to create unusual, wearable felt jewellery.You will go home with at least two pieces of jewellery depending on the size & complexity you choose. Expect the unexpected. £65

I provide all materials and equipment required on the day. Please bring your own sharp scissors, two towels and a packed lunch.​

This workshop is at Snainton Village Hall.

Saturday 5th December  Wensleydale Wool Workshop

Experience working with magical Wensleydale wool creating at least a couple of finished items in a day. I will provide a glass vase for everyone & you will learn how to make a cover and shrink to fit the vase. You will also  have the opportunity to make a smaller version that can cover a jam jar or similar & an unlined decorative bowl incorporating silks. Perfect for Christmas with led fairy lights. £65

I provide all materials and equipment required on the day. Please bring your own sharp scissors, two towels and a packed lunch.​

This workshop is at Snainton Village Hall.

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