Felted Collage and Word Art Class

Create a felt collage masterpiece or text based artwork at this creative craft class.

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 4 (public classes), 3 to 15

label £47 - £51 (£51 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, £47 for 3+ guests)

Learn to make your own felted artwork at this creative textile art class in London.

Be inspired by the masters: Matisse cutouts, Braque birds or contemporary word artists, and create your very own felt painting. Or use clever wordplay and the graphic quality of text to create some felted slogan art.

You'll use pre-felt – a partially processed form of felt – to create your designs. This type of felt is perfect for collage-style imagery because of its propensity to be cut into clean crisp shapes. After you've prepped your collage, you'll use wet felt making techniques to bring the layers together into your finished work of art. Once dry, it can be embellished with stitches 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 this process 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.

This London art class is suitable for all ages and skill levels, everyone can be creative with colourful felt and have fun making textile art even if you've never tried it before. Your expert teacher will guide you through the making process every step of the way.

As this is an in person class you'll be able to choose from a wide selection of pre-felt colours to create your artwork including your A4 backing piece. All the equipment you'll need will be provided by Tabletop Workshops and whilst Covid remains active participants will not share equipment.

A fun class to enjoy solo, with friends, colleagues or loved ones, or a great option to enjoy with larger groups for a team-building activity.

This class can only run with a minimum of two people. If the minimum number of makers isn't reached, you may be asked to reschedule to another date.

By the end of your craft class, you'll have your very own piece of felted textile art to take home with you. You'll also have a range of new felting and collaging skills to enjoy using for future projects.

Knowledge required
Great for all ages and abilities.
What you'll get
At least one completed A4 art work to take away.
What to bring
Themselves, their creativity and any sketches/designs they'd like to use.
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hen do, team building activity, stag do or Christmas party.

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

Tabletop Workshops Purr & Wag It has had both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had a continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell, in the last 14 days.

See additional precautions taken   

Purr & Wag It have had both doses of Covid 19 vaccine and adheres to Government guidelines. The facilitator will take lateral flow tests 3 days and 1 day prior to the class. I ask all in attendance to wear a mask or a face shield. Equipment will not be shared and hand sanitiser will be available.

Purr & Wag It HQ, SE5 8JJ

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.

More about this class

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