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Christmas Felting

  • Location: Flatford Mill
  • Tutor: Toni Peers
  • Date: Sunday 08 December 2019
  • Level: Open for Everyone

Spend a day creating presents or decorations using handcrafted feltmaking techniques. In this one-day class, Toni Peers will cover both wet and needle felting techniques that can be used to create decorations or presents. Handcrafted felt is made using pre-spun wool, the fibres are fused together to create felt either by force using a needle, or friction, heat and soap for the wet felted method, it is a wonderfully tactile craft. On this day you will learn how to needlefelt to create a robin, and other such decorations, which can stand alone or be joined together to create a Christmas wreath. If you prefer, you could spend the day making a handcrafted felted item for a loved one for Christmas – this might be a bag, phone cover, tea cosy – Toni will teach you how to make a hollow form using wet felting techniques so you don’t even need to sew it together. All materials are included.

Bring a friend!

If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.

Please contact FSC Flatford Mill on 01206 297110 or [email protected] to book this offer.

Toni Peers has been teaching crafts at a variety of venues for over 10 years as part of her craft business called Curly Girly Crafts. She has a City and Guilds qualification in teaching adults as well as vast experience in running a variety of classes including, Encaustic Art, Enamelling, Felt Making, Flamework (making glass beads) and Silver Clay. Toni enjoys teaching tailored classes at her home studio as well as working with larger groups at venues such as Flatford Mill where students can take inspiration from the beautiful surroundings. Toni has been accepted into the Guild of Essex Craftsmen for her skills in Enamelling and Encaustic Art, she is also part of the Encaustic art teaching network. Her website is www.curly-girly.co.uk

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