I run regular modern wet felting and seasonal natural dye workshops for small groups throughout Oxfordshire. Each workshop is a 2 to 3-hour personalised make it from scratch session where you try for yourself modern wet felting methods and techniques. You can find out more about the fascinating process of wet felting here .
During the workshop we take time to look at the bespoke materials you can use and unique properties of merino wool roving, raw silk fibres and natural dyes. We go through the basic principles of laying merino wool, creating texture, adding decor and mixing colours. We allow enough time and space for you to explore the material on your own, make some fabulous fibre and /or dye samples and bring to life your own design of wet felted creation.
You get plenty of one to one teaching and help over the course of the workshop and leave inspired to continue at home. The outcome of each workshop is your own finished item- a garland, a pot or a scarf to take home with you. Check out my portfolio of projects and recent events here.
I often find it hard to explain how the magic transformation happens. The wool takes its shape and form through the touch of your hands. In wet felting workshops and making sessions when we begin it looks like something raw and unformed... roving or a pile of wool. The inspiration and creating something uniquely new each time. You add water and olive soap and select fibres, but mainly with the touch and care of hands the wool pile becomes a wool pot. Like with ceramics or baking bread, there is always an element of surprise).
Recent studies show the therapeutic benefits that crafts in the company of like minded people have for more engaging and fulfilling life and well-being. It’s the joy of the mindful process itself, memories and discoveries you make and share along the way.
Why not try this fabulous craft for yourself?