Course Dates & Gift Vouchers

Courses & Gift Vouchers:

  • I run a variety of feltmaking courses in wet felting and needle felting, see below for more information.
  • My studio is situated on a working farm nr Stafford UK. Although I often teach in a lovely village hall 
  • If you do not see a course date that suits you, then please contact me- I could always pop a new course date together for you.
     
  • All of my feltmaking courses are inclusive of all wool fibres, lovely silky bits and bobs and equipment
  • My rule is to keep you going throughout the day with teas, coffee’s, biscuits and my yummy cake. Full day -lovely light lunch.
  • But the most important thing is that you complete a unique piece of felt art using either wet felting or needle felting and to take it home and be proud of.
     
  • If you would like to pay half as a deposit and half on the day of the workshop, then please email me
  • All of my workshops start at 10am but please arrive a bit earlier if you’d like a cup of tea and we can get started on time ūüôā

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GIFT VOUCHERS 

GIFT Voucher £30.00 :
GIFT Voucher £65.00 :
2 DAY GIFT Voucher £125.00 :

Seamless bags, slippers or ipad covers

Half day -Pictures only 9.45am -12.30 or Full day 9.45am  -3.45pm –  Includes lunch/All materials

  All start at 10am but the extra 15 minutes allows for a cup of tea and to see what you would like to achieve ūüôā
I have decided to be more flexible with what I run on any given date, this way I hope to have a maximum of 6 people on any full day as it is always far more fun to have more people to have a natter to  :-).
 

 On this seamless bag or felt slipper course you have the choice of making one of the following or 2 smaller items:
  a felt bag, picture, tea cosy or slippers.
You will learn how to complete a 3 dimensional shape using a relief. The coolest thing is that there will be no sewing at all.
Your bag or slippers will be hand washable and very durable…remember felt has survived longer than us!
If you would like to join us for half a day, then you can make a small bowl, glasses case or purse.

Please select your dates below or enquire about paying a deposit- pay half now & half on the day

 Wet felted pictures OR  make a footstool and upholster it in a day
 

 


  Wet felting is such fun where you can be free with the wool to create in an abstract in a painterly way. You will mix your colours to create landscapes, or any scene you would like to bring along. You really do not have to be artistic – just relax and enjoy the process!
 There will also be the opportunity to incorporated some scrummy bits and bobs, recycled and silky shimmers if you like texture. You may like to use your piece as a wall-hanging, cushion panel or  footstool. Using merino wool fibres, alpaca and silks to embellish it. No sewing needed, but you may like to stitch and bead in to it at home. You just need to bring a picture or a brief idea along or I have images images, books or examples that you may like to work from.

  On booking, you must give 1 week notice of the shape of your foot stool -Size 10” square.
The additional cost for the foot stool materials (wood, foam,4 ball feet) only £15 payable on the day or bring your own to the same dimensions.
  If you would like to pay half as a deposit and half on the day of the workshop, then please email me
 Please select your dates below or enquire about paying a deposit- pay half now & half on the day
30th September – Venue: Tixall Village Hall, Tixall nr Stafford, ST180 XT
 
30th Sep’t¬£65.00 :
3rd Nov£65 :
19th Nov£65.00 :


9th Dec£65.00 :
£65.00 :
£65.00 :

Nuno Felted Scarves or Warm Woolly Scarves
 

Full day 9.45am  -3.45pm –  Includes lunch/All materials  

  Venue: Tixall Village Hall, Tixall nr Stafford, ST180 XT

What is Nuno? Well let me explain a little about it – By melding a loose fibre i.e.usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as a silk gauze or a very fine cloth , when felted the wool shrinks to leave a beautiful subtle texture on the silk that is created by no other technique, creating texture and drape which lends itself to beautiful movement required in a scarf.
Or you may like to make a lovely woolly scarf , the choice is completely yours!
My courses are flexible, so if you do not fancy making a scarf then feel free to choose from any of my other courses; as long as I keep needle felting separate then anything else I teach is possible :-). I have a variety of scarves available to purchase from £5 -£12 but please feel free to bring your own, as long as it is a very fine scarf -silk or even a polyester (fine) will work too.
 Please select your dates below or enquire about paying a deposit- pay half now & half on the day
30th Sep’t¬£65.00 :
28th October£65.00 :
18th November £65.00 :


10th December £65.00 :
£65.00 :
£65.00 :

 New – Two day courses – Wet felting or Needle felting

Half day pictures-9.45am-12.30 OR Full day 10am -3.45pm  Includes Light lunch/All materials 
 


Due to being asked many times, I have decided to run  two day courses.  You will make 1 item per day, so there’s a choice of  two out of the four courses i.e. Needle felted animal, Stool, Picture, Bag or Scarf. I can recommend places to stay locally and the farm B&B where my studio is, is a lovely cosy and homely place to stay, with beautiful views.
  Please select your dates below or enquire about paying a deposit- pay half now & half on the day
27th& 28th October£125.00 :
18th&19th November£125.00 :
9th&10thDecember£125.00 :

Wet felted bowls & Pictures
 

Half day (H/D)or full day 9.45am -3.45pm Includes Light lunch 

We will be using 100% natural lamb’s wool fibres, alpaca and even incorporating beautiful dyed silks and recycled materials into our felt pictures.
Half day– small bowl & 4”x4” picture
Full day- you will make a larger bowl and a larger detailed picture due to the time that you have.
The three dimension bowls are delightful and look great to pop your little bits of jewelry in at your bed side, or beware,  husbands have been known to hijack them to drop their loose change into!
It never ceases to amaze me how felt fibres can be transformed into 3 dimensional objects, and without any sewing at all.

 Please select your dates below or enquire about paying a deposit- pay half now & half on the day
21st October£30.00 :
21st October£65.00 :
4th November£65.00 :

Pictures/Animals in one day-Needle felted
 

Half Day (H/D ) 9.45am -12.30 OR Full Day 9.45am – 3.30pm – Includes lunch/All materials
  Some people just don’t like the feel of wet wool on their skin so this course is great for you. You could either make a needle felted picture without all of that water, soap and rubbing and use barbed needles instead. You just need to bring a picture with you for inspiration, whether that be an animal, face or a landscape picture etc. 
 
Half day – you will learn the techniques of three dimensional needle felting. Creating a simple needle felted animal or picture. 
 
Full day – make a more detailed animal of your choice using an armature. 
 
Please bring a picture, or I have lots of images and examples to inspire you.  
 
 
 Please select your dates below or enquire about paying a deposit- pay half now & half on the day
1st October£30.00 :
1st October£60.00 :
7th October£60.00 :


4th Nov £60.00 :
11th Nov£60.00 :
16th December£60.00 :

Other Courses – Children’s wet feltmaking portraits: wet-felting -Includes all materials
 

Please enquire about this fun children’s 2 1/2 hour workshop. Popular over half term and weekend creative fun time.
  I supply all of the wool tops, juice and biscuit to keep the children’s going in the fulling process :-).
  Children -Ages 7 yr to 12yrs. Parents will need to stay and help their little ones to make their very own mug shot.
It will look fabulous framed and a tribute to their gorgeous faces! (Children only to make a piece of felt, unless the adult pays) Please enquire -Price from £95- £125.00

Have fun learning gelly plate printing and cover a note book..and other courses.

Monday day workshops & Wednesday evenings [br]

Evenings 6.30pm -9pm or Day 10am -12.30pm
    

Would you like to learn a printing techniques where mistakes are always happy accidents?
Well come along to one of my fun gelly plate printing classes to find out more. We will use a gelatine base instead of a piece of glass to lay base colours on to and roll the paints and then we have fun with mark making and stenciling to create the most amazing patterns.
I will be running a series of creative painting classes in Batik, painting and mixed media throughout the winter, please express an interest via:mail@feltworld.co.uk  You really do not have to be artistic ‚Äď just relax and enjoy the processes!
Note book free
   
 
 Please select your dates below or enquire about paying a deposit- pay half now & half on the day
Day 23rd August¬£full.00 :
Evening 25th October£23.00 :
27th October£23.00 :


£23.00 :
6th November £23.00 :
13th November ¬£23.00 :

 
My courses mainly take place at Feltworld Studio, near Stafford. But on occasion I run courses in a quaint church halls near to Stafford and can arrange locations near you if there are sufficient numbers attending.

Information on my courses:
  • All materials with expert step by step tuition in small groups in my studio. 
  • Half day courses -¬£30 10am -12.30pm or 1pm – 3.30 
  • Full day start time 10am – 3.30pm  ¬£60/¬£65 Unless otherwise stated
  • Children’s parties with school artist in residence days are available.
  • Gift Vouchers make an excellent birthday or celebration gift for friends and family
  • All full day courses have a lovely light lunch included
  • Local accommodation available if needed,  close to beautiful Cannock Chase
  • Please pay PayPal & select & ‘family or a friend’ – email address: barbara.meek@hotmail.com or Tel: 07966 944817
  • If you do not see a course that suits you I can adapt most courses to cover what you would like to learn – Please ask!
  • Enquiries may be made via the contact form or above email address
* All images are the Copyright of Barbara Meek at Feltworld

 

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