Course Dates & Gift Vouchers

Feltmaking 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 in Tixall as there is more space.
     
  • 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 and lovely silky bits and bobs and equipment used here at Feltworld.
  • It is important to keep you going throughout the day with teas, coffee’s, biscuits and my yummy cake. Full day -lovely light lunch.
  • Many of my course dates cover a variety of techniques so take a peep through them and choose away ūüôā 
     
  • 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
  • Competition Winners Information:If you are the lucky winner of a discount on a full day course -Lunch excluded.

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GIFT VOUCHERS 

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

 Pictures/Animals in one day-Needle felted
 

Half Day (H/D ) 9.45am -12.30 -Taster session 30th June 10am-12.30pm
OR Full Day 9.45am – 3.30pm
Includes  light lunch
  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
Taster session 30th June 10am-12.30pm
£23.00 :
2nd July£60.00 :
8th July£30.00 :


8th July£60.00 :
26th August£60.00 :
30th September £60.00 :

Seamless Bag, Slippers, ipad case or Tea Cosy –Wet felting
 

Half day 10am-12.30 (H/D) Taster session 30th June 10am-12.30pm
or Full day 10am -3.45pm –  Includes light lunch 
  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
30th June-Taster£23.00 :
2nd July£65.00 :
H/D 8th July ¬£30.00 :


14th July£65.00 :
19th Aug £65.00 :
30th September£65.00 :

 

Nuno scarf or thick woolly scarf -Wet felting

Half day pictures-10am-12.30pm- Taster session 30th June 10am-12.30pm
OR Full day 10am -3.45pm  Includes Light lunch 
  Bronwen Nuno Scarfscarf4-john1

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.

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 June-Taster £23.00 :
2nd July £23.00 :
H/D picture 8th July£30.00 :


H/D picture 14th July£30.00 :
26th August£65.00 :
30thSep’t ¬£65.00 :

 Techniques Day
 

Full day (H/D) 10am – 3.45pm –  Includes light lunch
  We will be making flat pieces of felt and experimenting with dying small pieces, nuno felting, cobweb felting and you will also use a needle felting barbed needle to had further embellishment and even have the opportunity to use my Janome embellishing machine or stitch to create some beautiful effects in the wool and recycled materials. Come along prepared to be surprised! 
 Please select your dates below or enquire about paying a deposit- pay half now & half on the day
   
Techn 15th July£65 :
29th September£65.00 :
October£65.00 :

 New – Two day courses – Wet felting or Needle felting


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
tba£125.00 :
14th&15th July £125.00 :
29th&30thSep’t ¬£125.00 :

Wet felted bowls & Pictures  (you choose -ohh the options)
 

Half day (H/D)or full day 10am -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
Varied class 8th July£65.00 :
Varied class 30th September£30.00 :
30th September£65.00 :

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

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

Printing Fun Days – Suitable for Beginners

10am -2.30pm

On this day course you will learn 3 techniques 1.e. Mono printing using your own template, gelly plate printing and batik.
  This day will be a really fun day and a great way to loosening up and being creative, open your mind and just have fun.
  The techniques will be spread over the day and you will have the opportunity to choose which one you would like to explore further later in the afternoon.
  Included- All paints, dyes, inks, papers provided
  You will take home lots of pieces of art works to mount or make gift cards out of …the choices are endless.
  If you join all 3 courses, you can focus and develop the areas that you connect with the most. Book all 3 courses and receive a ¬£10 discount.
Please select your dates below.Enquire about paying a deposit
 
Printing 15th July 35.00 :
Printing 17th July £35.00 :
Printing 20th August £35.00 :


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!
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 10am – 3.45pm  ¬£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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If you do not see a course or date that suits you then please enquire as I am flexible and will discuss putting a course together for you.