Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Felting workshops by ...

The Felt Works
Catch Mary Griffiths of The Felt Works here:
Folksy, Facebook

Mary is based in Derbyshire and has been crafting on and off over the years.  She owns The Felt Works, a shop on Folksy.  Recently she has focussed more on the wonderful art of felting - transforming a bundle of fluffy wool into a bag, slippers, necklace or brooch has become a bit of an obsession for her!  Mary's friends became interested in her obsession and after a fun evening (including a bottle of wine or two), and much elbow grease, her friends successfully produced some lovely items that they were proud to take home.

The Felt Works

This spurred Mary on to run workshops for others, holding them at a ceramic painting studio in her local town.  

The Felt Works

There are fun and friendly workshops available for adults and children.  Sessions shown in the photographs are of children painting a ceramic egg cup and then adding a felt egg cosy to sit on top and of adults making a fabulous felted handbag.

The Felt Works

Mary's way of felting makes it very easy for her clients to go away and continue with the process - there's no specialist equipment needed.  Often people will come back to the studio to show her what else they have made at home.

The Felt Works

There are felting workshops planned right through Summer and into Autumn.  These will include making slippers, scarves, Autumnal home decorations and Christmas crafts, all for adults and children.  Keep an eye on The Felt Works' Facebook page to catch the latest news.

3 comments:

marygriffiths194 said...

Thank you so much Ellie for featuring my felting workshops! I'm adding more dates ... and (hot off the press!) new venues too!!Check out my FB page for details!
Mary xx

Hekate01 said...

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LittleRedRobin said...

Well done Mary. The egg cosies look fab.

Jenny x