All materials to create a flat felt piece and a felted flower brooch on the night are included in the price.

 

Felting is a great activity to try at home, great results can be completed with equipment found around the house. If you decide you want to practice your new skills at home (we think you definitely will) you can purchase the wool fibres and kits to make brooches and Christmas decorations from us on the night.

As with all Button Bicycle workshops and classes Felt Making Frolics  is a friendly and relaxed workshop. The main aim of all our classes is to provide fun and enjoyment whist developing a love of something new, or a maybe little bit familiar! Come along with friends and share an experience and a giggle or come by yourself and meet new people.

 

The workshop will consist of a demonstration and talk about the process of felt making and a brief overview of the science behind the art. Participants will be shown how to create a flat piece, how to create the pieces to build a flower to make a brooch, hair accessory or decoration and how to produce some 3-D effects.

Students will then have the opportunity to practice the skills by creating their own flat pieces and felt flower, and if time allows practice 3-D techniques.

 

Qualified teacher Lottie will run the workshop; she completed a textiles degree before training as a textiles teacher and working as a textiles designer and artist. Lottie first learnt the art of wet felting whilst at university and has been felting ever since.

 

Lottie's main aim of the Button Bicycle Workshops is to pass on her enjoyment and love of textiles. The classes therefore aim to be above all relaxed and enjoyable. Refreshments including tea, coffee and biscuits are served but students are welcome to bring along other drinks, for example a sneaky glass of wine (as long as it is drunk responsibly!)

  • Learn the woolly art of wet felting, turning wool fibres into beautiful pieces of art.

  • The workshop costs £20. 

  • The workshop will be held in the beautiful and tranquil surroundings of The Rookery Coffee Shop, Faringdon.