Felt Flower Workshop
Join us for a fantastic day learning to felt your own wonderful Flowers, all in the beautiful surroundings of Nottinghamshire’s finest vineyards – Hanwell Wine Estate. Located in our 100sqm Craft Barn, our exceptionally talented tutor Rachel Morley will introduce you to the tools and techniques of working with felt, so by the end of your session you will have accomplished a beautiful handmade Felt Flowers to display on your table.
What you will learn – To make two flowers and leaves you will be learning several felt-making techniques: wet felting, combining wool and silk fibres (carding), making felt ropes, and dry needle felting.
What is included – All tools, materials, refreshments and a 2-course homemade lunch served with local wine are included.
This workshop is perfect for absolute beginners or people who want a new project.
Outline of the day
10am | Welcome with refreshments and meet tutor Rachel Morley
Introduction to the tools, showing of techniques and handling of the felt.
10.30am | Start felting your flowers under instruction from your tutor
11.45am | Back to felting. Demo of felt rope stems/leaves
12.30pm | 2-course handmade lunch served with a glass of local wine.
1.30pm | Continue working on your creation
3.30pm | Refreshments served with a snack
4.00pm | Time for home with your completed Posy flowers
Join us for a fantastic day learning to felt your own wonderful Flowers, all ...
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