Saturday 15th June | 10am – 4pm
Join us for a fantastic day learning to felt you own wonderful Flower Posy all in the beautiful surroundings of Nottinghamshire’s finest vineyards – Hanwell Wine Estate. Located in our cosy 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 Flower Posy to display for your table.
What you will learn – To make a posy flower and leaves you will 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 snack
4.00pm | Time for home with your completed Posy flower
About your Tutor Rachel Morley B.A Hons
Local Artist and Feltmaker Rachel creates unique felt items by hand using the wet felting method. The natural colours and shapes of the Scottish coastal landscape have inspired the Pebble range of Doorstops, Cubby Bowls, Cubbyholes and Pebble Pods. Rachel loves to experiment with wool fibres from British breeds of sheep to take advantage of their varying qualities. As a contrast, she enjoys the challenge of felting with a broad colour palette to create the colourful range of bowls. Rachel’s aim is to elevate felt craft to create innovative products for the interior, echoing organic forms of the coastal landscape. Her fine art background brings a very sculptural feel to her work which is tactile and evocative. Rachel has a Fine Art Degree and Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas in Felt making. She is a member of The International Felt makers Association and of Design Nation. along side this she is also a supporter of the Campaign for Wool and member of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.
To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 6