Wet-Felting Workshop for Beginners
Winterbourne Medieval Barn
10.30am - 1.15pm, The Cart Shed, Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne BS36 1SE
Turning wool or animal hair into felt has been the first step in creating a hat for hundreds of years, and the production of felt hoods was a major industry in the Winterbourne area (especially Watleys End and Frampton Cotterell) until the 1870s.
Inspired by her local countryside walks and her worldwide travels, Fi Harris uses wet-felting techniques to create wonderful pictures, brooches, pouches and purses out of merino wool, decorated with hand or machine embroidery and embellishments. She also runs 'learn to felt' workshops, offering the chance to design and create your own artwork in a welcoming and encouraging atmosphere.
So come and learn how to make felt and then create your own a picture and 3D container in this workshop. The cost is £25 to include all materials and tuition, but please bring your own hand towel and tea towel. You will leave with new skills, two unique wet-felted creations that you have made, an information sheet and a 20% off voucher for future workshops.
To book, contact Fi Harris via Facebook FELTbyFi or email below.
n.b. The main part of the site is closed for major restoration work, but small scale community events will continue in the newly-refurbished Cart Shed and in the adjoining nature reserve throughout the year. The Trust hopes that the whole site will re-open in the spring/summer of 2020.