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 £15.00 :
GIFT Voucher £30.00 :
GIFT Voucher £65.00 :

Seamless bags, slippers or ipad covers

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

  I will be running a variety of techniques on any given date as it is always far more fun to have more people to have a natter and share your ideas with.
 

 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
25th November£65.00 :
9th December£65.00 :
9th December £30.00 :


18th December£full.00 :
13th January£65.00 :
28th January£65.00 :

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

 


  Wet felting is such fun where you can be free with 100% lambs wool fibres and  create in an abstract or 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

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 is possible :-). I have a variety of scarves available to purchase from £5 -£12 but please feel free to bring your FINE scarf -silk or even a polyester (very fine) will work too.
 Please select your dates below or enquire about paying a deposit- pay half now & half on the day
25th November£65.00 :
9th December£65.00 :
9th December£30.00 :


18th December£65.00 :
13th January£65.00 :
28th January£65.00 :

Christmas- Let’s get festive-2nd , 3rd or 10th December

Needle Felting – Pictures or 3D Animals
 

Half Day (H/D ) 10.30am -1 pm -Please email if you would like a full day
  Some people just don’t like the feel of wet wool on their skin so this course is great for you.
 Christmas Themed – Make a cute robin decoration, a Christmas stocking and picture -yes in 1 day ūüôā 
  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, the possibilities are endless ūüôā
 
Half day –simple needle felted animal or picture. 
Full day-you will make an animal using a wire armature (legs & arm included ūüôā
 

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

 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
2nd December£30.00 :
2nd December£30.00 :
29thJanuary£65.00 :

Mixed Media Courses
 

Taster – 10am -11.15pm Half day – 9.45am-12.30pm OR Full day 10am -3.45pm  Includes Light lunch/All materials 
 

If you have ever wanted to learn 3 techniques in one day, then today is the day to come along and have some messy creative fun. You will learn colour mixing to get you into the swing of things, followed by Batik and then learn the amazing art of printing using a Gelli Plate.
You do not have to be creative or have painted before and you will be amazed at what you will take home at the end of the day. 
     
 Please select your dates below or enquire about paying a deposit- pay half now & half on the day
5th December£15.00 :
11thDecember£30.00 :
February£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£Full.00 :
18th&19th November£125.00 :
9th&10th December£125.00 :

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
 
6th November £23.00 :
13th December¬£23.00 :
Febraury tba £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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