Wet felting landscapes two day workshop, Boston Spa, November 2024

Wet felting landscapes 2 day workshop

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November 2024.

10am – 4pm

£150 (£75 per day)

Boston Spa Village Hall, LS23 6AA.

Boston Spa Village Hall is approx 25 mins drive from Harrogate, York and Leeds with a free car park.

Relax, unwind and create… On this relaxed two day wet felting landscapes workshop you will be taught how to wet felt (on day 1) and needle felt (on day 2) to create your own wet felted landscape. It’s perfect for beginners!

Images of landscapes to work from will be provided, however I’d love you to bring your own too. Is there a special landscape you’d like to create, somewhere you have been on holiday or as a child? Ideally this should be mainly landscape (ideally: no buildings, animals or people) and I’ll take you through step by step how to transform it into felt. Feel free to bring as many images as you like and I can help you choose the right one for the day.

Felting workshop – Day 1

You will learn the wet felting technique, this involves laying out the dry loose merino wool to create your wet felted landscape. At the end we add warm soapy water and friction to make it turn into a solid piece of felt. I still find it magical today and love this process. If you struggle with the final part of the process (rolling the wool to get it to matt together) I will be on hand to help you every step of the way – so just let me know you need help. You will take home your wet felted landscape to dry and bring back on Sunday.

Felting workshop – Day 2

You will learn how to needle felt into your (now dry) wet felted landscape to add more details. You can decide on the day if you would also like to hand sew into it, add some beads or some simple hand embroidery – to further enhance your wet felted landscape. We work sat down on day 2.

NOTE | Needle felting is not sewing. Needle felting is using a special barbed needle that you stab small pieces of wool into the wet felted landscape to add more details than you can at the wet felting stage. It is easy to do and also very therapeutic stabbing into the wool – as long as you miss your fingers 😉

Each wet felting landscapes workshop will be 5-6 hours long and includes:

  • All equipment
  • Merino wool
  • Landscape pictures (if you don’t have your own)
  • Beads and threads
  • Drinks (see details below*)

You will need to bring:

  • A small towel (to take your artwork home in on day 1)
  • comfortable shoes – you may wish to work standing up on day 1 (your choice)
  • layers of clothing you can take off / put on so you are a comfortable temperature

* The workshops take place in Boston Spa Village Hall – Lantern Room. It’s a lovely big room with a small kitchen and toilets just off it. The kitchen is down a few steps – I will bring tea, coffee, milk and buscuits that you can help yourself to during the day.

The village hall also has on site free parking.

Waiting List:-

If there are no places left on the workshop when you go to pay and you wish to go on a waiting list please email me your Name, Date of the workshop you’d like to attend, Your Phone number so I can call you if there is a last minute space.

I will contact you:-

* If someone can’t make it I will call you last minute to see if you’d like to come.

Cancellations:-

* If I need to cancel for any reason you will be offered a choice of a full refund or transferring to a future workshop date.

* Please do not attend if you have just come down with contagious illness (cold/ flu/ tummy bug and of course Covid) If you are ill and need to cancel please get in touch a.s.a.p. so I can see if I can fill your place and you will be offered a new date to attend.

£160.00

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