Felted Abstract Collage Painting or Word Art

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Create a felt collage masterpiece or text based artwork in this live online class.



2 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public dates), 3 to 15

label £47 - £52 (£52 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, £47 for 3+ guests)

How it works
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Book or Request your preferred time
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We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping in the UK is free, and it should arrive within 2-4 days. We ship nationwide.
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Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

Be inspired by the Masters: Matisse cutouts, Braque birds, Bauhaus weavers, and create your very own felt painting masterpiece. Or use clever wordplay and the graphic quality of the text to create some slogan art.

You'll use pre-felt - a partially processed form of felt to create your designs. Perfect for collage-style imagery because of its propensity to be cut into clean crisp shapes. Wet felt making techniques are then used to bring the layers together into your finished work of art. Once dry, it can be embellished with stitch or beads.

The final stages of wet felting can be quite vigorous. If you have arthritis or a similar condition in your hands you may find parts of the process more challenging. This does not mean you will not be able to undertake this workshop, just that it may take you a little longer to fully felt your work.

Shrinkage is part of the wet felting process. For pre-felt, this is between 5-10% rising to 10-30% for wet felted work starting with wool tops.

This live online class is perfect for all ages and skill levels, everyone can be creative with colourful felt and have fun making their own textile art. You'll receive a kit with all the necessary materials, including a backing piece which you can choose the colour of — natural, black, blue or plaster. There are a few pieces of equipment you'll need but these can be provided to you through the add on option.

Larger groups can get in contact for special sessions. It works well for birthday parties and school or community events.

We need a minimum of TWO people to run this class. If this number is not reached, you may be contacted to reschedule a date with more participants. The workshop takes approximately 2 1/2 hours but may be a little shorter or longer dependent on the complexity of the imagery you create to a maximum of 3 hours.

Please ensure children use age-appropriate scissors. Round tipped "School" scissors will cut the pre-felt.


Add-on available for this class
  • equipment - sharp scissors, spray bottle & sturdy cardboard tube (£10)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
Great for all ages and abilities with successful outcomes including primary school art clubs.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • A selection of pre-felt pieces in various colours and sizes.
  • An A4 background in a your choice of background colour - natural, blue, black or plaster.
  • 1 x A4 tracing paper.
  • 1 x A6 freezer paper.
  • Piece of fine net.
  • A chunk of olive oil soap.
  • Bubble wrap.
  • Felting needle. (Adults only)
  • Some pins. (Adults only)
What you'll need
  • Embroidery/textile scissors or nail scissors *
  • Cardboard tube from tinfoil/cling film or rolling pin *
  • A plant spray bottle, if you have one *
* these items can be purchased as an add on kit.
  • A couple of tea towels or similar.
  • Access to a water supply/sink.
  • A bowl to catch excess water.
  • Your DIY kit sent in advance.
  • Any designs you have worked up from the pre-felt inspiration page on my website.
  • An iron if you want to try using the freezer paper.
  • Your creative spirit!
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is great for individuals and couples as well as for virtual team building activities at home. This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 9 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or Xmas gift.

Your teacher
Tabletop Workshops Purr & Wag It
Tabletop Workshops Purr & Wag It

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Tabletop Workshops is the teaching arm of Purr & Wag It and is run by Heather Fiona Martin.

A graduate of Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is an experienced wet felt maker who for well over a decade has been making felt with people of all ages and with widely differing abilities in educational and community settings across Greater London.

Purr & Wag It (PaW), her wet felted pet portraits and landscapes small business was born out of a gift for her brother. It marries her love of animals with her love for making and in particular pushing the boundaries of fine detail in wet felt making.

Tabletop Workshops, the teaching arm of the business affords Heather the opportunity and the great enjoyment of facilitating others creativity in the relaxed setting of her home in Camberwell. She lives with her daughter and 3 cats. Winnie and the boys will be elsewhere in the house during the workshops but if you have cat allergies Tabletop Workshops may not be the right creative space for you.

Heather holds an enhanced DBS certificate for children and vulnerable adults.

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Carol Parsons Aug 2021


The lesson was great and Heather was a patient and inspirational tutor. Highly recommended- thank you Heather

Rona Munro Apr 2021


This was a really informative and enjoyable workshop. I had done other felting workshops before but I’m confident this would be also be suitable for complete beginner. I was guided through a range of techniques and was able to complete a picture working alongside Heather in the second half of the video. I’d suggest not starting with a design but pausing in the middle to assemble it once you’ve seen the various ways this can be achieved. I came away with the understanding of how to make further pieces on my own and feel inspired to keep going! Highly recommended.

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