Make a sprig of mistletoe to hang in your home or give as a gift. In this workshop you'll be guided through how to make a piece of flat felt to use for leaves, as well as how to make 3D "beads" to use for berries. You'll then cut your felt into at least six mistletoe leaves and with a bit of wire cutting, wool winding and stitching, create your sprig of mistletoe. Please note as felt takes a while to dry your everlasting mistletoe will be wet when you leave.
Wet felt making is a simple process (once you know how) made up of a series of repetitive actions. Many people find it relaxing and some a stress buster. But, elements of felt making are quite vigorous and all very hands on. If you have arthritis in your hands you may find parts of the process challenging. That being said it's not stopped anybody before and Heather is very happy to help you with vigorous parts of the process.
3 cats live in my home studio. Winnie and the boys will be elsewhere in the house during courses and workshops but if you have cat allergies Tabletop Workshops may not be the right creative space for you.
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5 Stories Mews, London, UK
- Tabletop Workshops, the teaching arm of Purr & Wag It (PaW) was invented to provide You with hands on relaxed learning and me the opportunity and great enjoyment of facilitating others' creativity in the relaxed setting of my home studio in Camberwell. All my courses and workshops are fuelled with plenty of homemade cake, teas and coffee. What's PaW? Born out of a gift to my brother, it's my felted portrait/landscapes small business. Marrying my love of animals with my love for making and in particular pushing the boundaries of fine detail in wet felt making. I've been teaching people of all ages and with widely differing abilities for well over a decade in educational and community settings across Greater London and hold an enhanced DBS certificate for children and vulnerable adults. Showing off doesn't come naturally but amongst other praise past participants have said: ... We loved this course. Heather is a great teacher - informative, friendly and relaxed. And a great baker to boot (tea and cake was happily consumed during felt making) and the atmosphere felt like an evening spent with friends. ...