Upcoming Workshops

Felt Vessel by Mandy Nash

Multi and Book Resist Vessel

2pm – 6pm, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July 2021

online workshop via Zoom

Cost: £95

In this two day workshop, students will learn how to design and use a book resist with additional resists to create further three dimensional form. An introductory session before the workshop will instruct students on how to design book resists to create various shapes. Any wool is suitable for this technique but the result will vary depending on your choice. Bergschaf will give a strong form and batts make it easier to lay out. All sessions will be recorded and will be available to watch at your leisure on YouTube. An equipment and materials list is also supplied.

To book, please email Mandy.

multi resist felt vessel by Mandy NashStarfish felt vessel by Mandy Nash


felt folds

Pleated Felt Scarves

YouTube video recording of demonstration 

Cost: £45

Based on Canadian smocking, these techniques do not lend themselves to a real time workshop. Therefore, I chose to offer a demonstration where I explained three different pleating techniques and how to apply them to make scarves. If you missed the ‘live’ demonstration, you can still purchase the recording, which explains how to prepare felt for the pleating, how to create the pleats and finish with various dyeing methods.

To purchase, please email Mandy.


Mandy Nash felt

Design for Makers

Online via Zoom

Cost: £75

I have just finished running ‘An Introduction to Design’ online course and have been delighted by the students response – it has been a truly inspiring experience.  I had been mulling over running such a course for several years and Zoom appears to be the perfect platform for delivering it. There is time to think and consider between sessions and no need to travel either. The course is spread over four weeks with two, approximately two hour sessions a week, one session a presentation with set tasks to work on in your own time and the second, a feedback and discussion session. The sessions are arranged at mutually convenient times. The aim of the course is to help students, especially those self taught,  develop a more considered and professional approach to their making process. I limit the number of students to 8 in order to create a small group to work together as a team. I have a few students interested in my next session which I will run when I get a full complement of 8. If you are interested, do get in touch.

Further details and information on how to book, please email Mandy.


slash feltSlash/Reveal

YouTube video recording of workshop

Cost: £45

During this workshop, participants experiment with Bergschaf wool batts to create a colourful flat sample using the ‘Slash /Reveal’ technique.
Suitable for those with some felting experience, I demonstrate the technique so participants can make along with me, experimenting with Bergschaf wool batts to create a colourful slashed piece.  This wool felts easily but is much stronger than merino wool so is ideal for slashing and creating sculptural work. The technique can be adapted to add to hats, vessels etc….
The four hour workshop is a recording of a ‘live’ Zoom workshop with a 30 minute introductory recording.
Both the workshop and introductory sessions are non time limited on YouTube so can watch them again, take notes, pause and make at your own pace.
An equipment and materials list is also supplied.

To purchase, please email Mandy.


felt flowerFelt Flowers

10am to 1pm, Saturday 19th June 2021

Online via Zoom

Cost: £31.50

Discover the magic of felt making and create colourful, felt flowers, which you can use as a corsage or decoration. Suitable for beginners and those with some feltmaking experience.

Materials pack supplied included in workshop fee.

Further details and information on how to book, please ring Vale Courses on 01446 773831.


Coronavirus scarfCorona Spiky Scarf

pdf tutorial 

Cost: £7.50

A five page, illustrated tutorial with full instructions and bountiful images to help you make this scarf.

To purchase, please email Mandy.


felt fishFelt Fish

YouTube video recording of workshop 

Cost: £35 for the recorded session

Learn how to use a book resist with masking tape decoration to make a colourful, felt fish. The workshop is 6 and a half hours long with a 45 minute introductory session to explain what wool you need to buy, how to prepare your design etc so you are ready to go for the actual workshop.
Both the workshop and introductory sessions are non time limited on YouTube so can watch them again, take notes, pause and make at your own pace.
An equipment and materials list is also supplied.

Further details and information on how to book, please email Mandy.


slashed felt fishSlashed Felt Fish

YouTube video recording of workshop 

Cost: £35 for the recorded session

Learn how to use a book resist with a slash/reveal decoration to make a colourful, felt fish. The workshop is almost 7 hours long with a 45 minute introductory session to explain what wool you need to buy, how to prepare your design etc so you are ready to go for the actual workshop.
Both the workshop and introductory sessions are non time limited on YouTube so can watch them again, take notes, pause and make at your own pace.
An equipment and materials list is also supplied.

To purchase, please email Mandy.


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