Beginner Wet Felting Workshop

Learn the basic steps of wet felting by making a small picture. Wet felting uses simple materials of wool fibre, water, soap and bubble wrap. You will learn how to layer the wool fibres and use wet felting methods to create a smooth piece of felt.
You will make a small felted free form picture of your own design. Come along with some ideas of shapes and colours you make like to make.
The finished felt piece can be hung on its own or stitched onto a sewn pillow or bag.

Lynne's Felt Picture
Lynne’s Felt Picture
Rosie's Felt Picture
Rosie’s Felt Picture
Cactus Felt Picture
Cactus Felt Picture

Beginner Wet Felting Workshop
Course Length: 4 hours
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Course Fee: £45.00
Materials Fee: £5.00

A £10.00 non-refundable deposit will be required on booking. Please contact me for further information or if you would like to register for a course.
The Materials fee covers sufficient fibre for the workshop. Additional felting wool for practicing at home can be purchased after the workshop.
All of the workshops are provided in my home studio. I keep the class sizes small so that I can provide individual instruction.

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Contact Info:
Paivi Suomi
22 Ferry Drive
Chichester
West Sussex UK
PO19 8GJ

Wet Felting Workshops

Beginner and intermediate workshop in wet felting that will cover the basics steps of how to make felt using simple materials of wool, soap and bubble wrap.

Sunflowers Felt Art
Sunflowers Felt Art

Please Note:
Due to recent surgery, I am unable to offer felting workshops at this time.

  • How to felt a small picture
  • Wet felted Easter eggs, cat toys
  • Wet felt a small purse, wallet, Iphone case or bag using a resist
  • Wet felt an oven mitt and pot holder
  • Felt a cloche style hat, beret, slippers
  • Nuno Felting techniques using silk scarves and merino wool
  • All of the workshops are provided in my home studio. I keep the class sizes small so that I can provide individual instruction.

    Wet Felting Workshops

    Beginner Wet Felting Workshop Learn the basic steps of feltmaking by making a free-form picture of your own design.

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    Wet Felting Workshop
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    Contact Info:
    Paivi Suomi
    22 Ferry Drive
    Chichester
    West Sussex UK
    PO19 8GJ
    Mobile: 075 4027 7705
    Email: paivatar.yarns@gmail.com

    Learn to Felt a Small Case

    Learn to wet felt a small case or wallet to hold your eyeglasses, Iphone or other small treasures. This workshop is designed for the beginner feltmaker. You will learn how to use a resist to make a seamless bag. A resist is used in felt making as a form to create the basic shape of the bag. Once the case has partially felted, the resist is removed and the additional felting is done to further shrink the wool.

    Felted Small Cases
    Felted Small Cases

    Beginner Wet Felted Small Bags and Cases Workshop
    Course Length: 3 hours
    Time: 10 am – 1 pm
    Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided.
    Course Fee: £35.00
    Materials Fee: £5.00

    A £10.00 non-refundable deposit will be required on booking. Please contact me for further information or if you would like to register for a course.
    The Materials fee covers sufficient fibre for the workshop. Additional felting wool for practicing at home can be purchased after the workshop.
    All of the workshops are provided in my home studio. I keep the class sizes small so that I can provide individual instruction.

    Wet Felting Workshops

    Felted Easter Eggs Workshop Learn to make Easter eggs with needle and wet felting methods.
    Felt a Picture Workshop Learn the basic steps of feltmaking by making a picture.
    Felt a Small Case Workshop Learn to felt a small case for your Iphone or sunglasses.
    Felted Oven Mitt Workshop Learn to felt an oven mitt using a resist.
    Felted IPad Case Workshop Learn to felt a case or bag for your IPad or tablet.
    Felted Cloche Style Hat Workshop Learn to felt a cloche style hat using a resist.
    Felted French Beret Workshop Learn to felt a beret style hat using a resist.

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    Contact Info:
    Paivi Suomi
    22 Ferry Drive
    Chichester
    West Sussex UK
    PO19 8GJ

    Felt an Oven Mitt

    Wool is a good insulator and is slow to catch fire, making it a perfect material for oven mitts and pot holders. In this workshop you will be able to make either a set of 2 oven mitts or a pot holder and oven mitt.
    To make the oven mitt, we will use a resist. This workshop is designed for the beginner felter who is new to using resists in feltmaking. A resist is used in felt making as a form to create the basic shape of the oven mitt. Once the mitt has partially felted, the resist is removed and the additional felting is done to further shrink the wool.

    Felted Oven Mitt
    Felted Oven Mitt

    Felted Oven Mitts Workshop
    Course Length: 3 hours
    Time: 10 am – 1 pm
    Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided.

    Course Fee: £35.00
    Materials Fee: £5.00

    A £10.00 non-refundable deposit will be required on booking. Please contact me for further information or if you would like to register for a course.
    The Materials fee covers sufficient fibre for the workshop. Additional felting wool for practicing at home can be purchased after the workshop.
    All of the workshops are provided in my home studio. I keep the class sizes small so that I can provide individual instruction.

    Wet Felting Workshops

    Felted Easter Eggs Workshop Learn to make Easter eggs with needle and wet felting methods.
    Felt a Picture Workshop Learn the basic steps of feltmaking by making a picture.
    Felt a Small Case Workshop Learn to felt a small case for your Iphone or sunglasses.
    Felted Oven Mitt Workshop Learn to felt an oven mitt using a resist.
    Felted IPad Case Workshop Learn to felt a case or bag for your IPad or tablet.
    Felted Cloche Style Hat Workshop Learn to felt a cloche style hat using a resist.
    Felted French Beret Workshop Learn to felt a beret style hat using a resist.

    Follow me on Twitter to get the latest news about upcoming workshops.

    Contact Info:
    Paivi Suomi
    22 Ferry Drive
    Chichester
    West Sussex UK
    PO19 8GJ
    Mobile: 075 4027 7705
    Email: paivatar.yarns@gmail.com

    Felt a Beret

    Learn to felt a French style Beret hat using a resist. A resist is used in felt making as a form to create the basic shape of the hat. Once the hat has partially felted, the resist is removed and the additional felting is done to further shrink the wool. Then the hat is stretched onto a hat form to shape the hat to the correct size.
    After the hat has dried you can sew on a leather trim. A strip of soft reindeer leather will be provided.
    I provide fine quality merino wool for the feltmaking. This creates a very soft, non-itchy and comfortable to wear hat.
    This feltmaking course is designed for those with some experience in felting.

    Classic French Style Wool Felted Beret
    Classic French Style Wool Felted Beret

    Felted Beret Stye Hat Workshop
    Course Length: 5 hours
    Time: 10 am – 3 pm
    Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided. Please bring along a packed lunch.

    Course Fee: £75.00
    Materials Fee: £10.00

    A £10.00 non-refundable deposit will be required on booking. Please contact me for further information or if you would like to register for a course.
    The Materials fee covers sufficient fibre for the workshop. Additional felting wool for practicing at home can be purchased after the workshop.
    All of the workshops are provided in my home studio. I keep the class sizes small so that I can provide individual instruction.

    Wet Felting Workshops

    Felted Easter Eggs Workshop Learn to make Easter eggs with needle and wet felting methods.
    Felt a Picture Workshop Learn the basic steps of feltmaking by making a picture.
    Felt a Small Case Workshop Learn to felt a small case for your Iphone or sunglasses.
    Felted Oven Mitt Workshop Learn to felt an oven mitt using a resist.
    Felted IPad Case Workshop Learn to felt a case or bag for your IPad or tablet.
    Felted Cloche Style Hat Workshop Learn to felt a cloche style hat using a resist.
    Felted French Beret Workshop Learn to felt a beret style hat using a resist.

    Follow me on Twitter to get the latest news about upcoming workshops.

    Contact Info:
    Paivi Suomi
    22 Ferry Drive
    Chichester
    West Sussex UK
    PO19 8GJ
    Mobile: 075 4027 7705
    Email: paivatar.yarns@gmail.com

    Felt a Cloche Hat

    Learn to felt a cloche style hat using a resist. A resist is used in felt making as a form to create the basic shape of the hat. Once the hat has partially felted, the resist is removed and the additional felting is done to further shrink the wool. Then the hat is stretched onto a hat form to shape the hat to the correct size. This feltmaking course is designed for those with some experience in felting.

    Wet Felted Cloche Hat
    Wet Felted Cloche Hat

    Felted Cloche Stye Hat Workshop
    Course Length: 5 hours
    Time: 10 am – 3 pm
    Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided. Please bring along a packed lunch.

    Course Fee: £50.00
    Materials Fee: £5.00

    A £10.00 non-refundable deposit will be required on booking. Please contact me for further information or if you would like to register for a course.
    The Materials fee covers sufficient fibre for the workshop. Additional felting wool for practicing at home can be purchased after the workshop.
    All of the workshops are provided in my home studio. I keep the class sizes small so that I can provide individual instruction.

    Wet Felting Workshops

    Felted Easter Eggs Workshop Learn to make Easter eggs with needle and wet felting methods.
    Felt a Picture Workshop Learn the basic steps of feltmaking by making a picture.
    Felt a Small Case Workshop Learn to felt a small case for you Iphone or sunglasses.
    Felted Oven Mitt Workshop Learn to felt an oven mitt using a resist.
    Felted IPad Case Workshop Learn to felt a case or bag for your IPad or tablet.
    Felted Cloche Style Hat Workshop Learn to felt a cloche style hat using a resist.
    Felted French Beret Workshop Learn to felt a beret style hat using a resist.

    Follow me on Twitter to get the latest news about upcoming workshops.

    Contact Info:
    Paivi Suomi
    22 Ferry Drive
    Chichester
    West Sussex UK
    PO19 8GJ
    Mobile: 075 402 77705
    Email: paivatar.yarns@gmail.com

    Painting With Fibres Workshop

    A wet felting workshop with the FLEWS Group.
    Beginners Welcome.

    Date: Sunday Sept 21, 2014
    Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Betchworth Village Hall
    Station Road
    Betchworth
    RH3 7DF

    This class is designed for the beginner felter. You will learn techniques of how to make a felted picture of a flower using templates for parts of the design. Bring along a picture or a photo of a flower by a famous artist that you would like to make. Google Images is a great place for ideas. The finished size of the felt piece will be approximately 12″ x 16″

    Sunflowers Felt Art
    Sunflowers Felt Art

    For felting my tools are simple, I use bubble wrap and a spray bottle for water. Bring some along if you have some or I will have some available.
    Also please bring some A4 paper, a pencil or pen and some scissors for making your design and templates. Also please bring an old towel (bath or beach size).
    The fee will cover the cost of all fibre and materials.
    To book a space at this workshop please contact the FLEWS Group.

    Felt Art Fushcia
    Felt Art Fushcia

    Felted Lotus Flower on Silk
    Felted Lotus Flower on Silk

    Felted Iris Flower on Silk
    Felted Iris Flower on Silk

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    Felt a Bag

    Felted Bag
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    Wet Felting Workshop – How to Felt a Bag

    PLEASE NOTE: THE DATE FOR THIS WORKSHOP HAS CHANGED
    Date: Sunday Oct. 12, 2014

    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Where: Birdcage Barn
    1 Leigh Road
    Chichester, UK
    PO20 0EN
    The class size is small, so space is limited. Please register early.

    This is a one day workshop in wet felting designed for beginner or intermediate level.

    Felted Bag
    Felted Bag Monet

    You will learn how to make small bag or case for a mini Ipad or tablet. The bag is made using a resist wet felting method to construct a 3D object with no seams.
    We use a lot of water and soap in felt making, so please bring along an old large size towel, and wear comfortable clothes, that you don’t mind getting slightly damp or bring along a waterproof apron if you have one.

    The fee will cover costs of all materials and supplies to make your project. Bring along a sandwich for lunch. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided.
    Please contact me for further information
    paivatar.yarns@gmail.com
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    Or Register for the class via Birdcage Barn
    spoilyourself@birdcagebarn.co.uk

    Wet Felting Workshop
    Wet Felting Workshop

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    Sunflowers Felt Art
    Sunflowers Felt Art

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    Beginner Felting Workshop

    Beginner Wet Felting Workshop

    Date: Saturday April 12, 2014
    Time: 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    The class size is small, so space is limited. Please register early.

    This is a one day workshop for those who are beginners in wet felting and wish to learn the basics.

    Felt Art
    Emsworth Tugboat Felt Art

    Learn how to make flat piece of felt using a wet felting method. Even if you have some experience with wet felting, I recommend that you start with this class before moving on to 2 sided felting for items such as hats, bags, slippers, as I use a slightly different method of wet felting than most.
    This work shop will teach you the basics of wet felting. You will make a flat piece of felt. Wool shrinks approximately 20% – 30% when it felts. The finished size approx 12″ x 16″. The finished felt would be suitable to sew into a cushion cover, a small bag or as a wall hanging.
    We use a lot of water and soap in felt making, so please bring along an old large size towel, and wear comfortable clothes, that you don’t mind getting slightly damp. If you would like to make a picture, bring along a cartoon sketch of your project.
    The fee will cover costs of all materials and supplies to make your project. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided.

    Photos of the Workshop

    Felt Art Rainbow
    Felt Art by Rosie
    Felt Art Flower
    Felt Art Flower by Lynne
    Wet Felting Workshop
    Wet Felting Workshop