Upcoming Workshops

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.

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


Mandy Nash feltDesign 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

2pm to 6pm, Saturday 22nd May 2021

Online via Zoom

Cost: £45

During this workshop, participants will experiment with Bergschaf wool batts to create a colourful flat sample using the ‘Slash /Reveal’ technique.
Suitable for those with some felting experience, I will 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….
Prior to the workshop , I will hold a short ½ hour Zoom introductory session to allow students to prepare the right equipment and materials and ask questions.
Both workshop and introductory session will be recorded so participants can watch them again and take notes.
An equipment and materials list will be available as soon as students have booked their place.

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


Felt Multi-Resist Vessel

11am to 1pm, Saturday 24th April 2021 or Sunday 25th April 2021

Part of the Wonderwool Virtual Weekend

Online via Zoom

Cost: £24

Learn how to use multiple resists to make a unique vessel. Aimed at feltmakers with some experience, no specialist materials or equipment are required, any wool can by used, so this is an ideal opportunity to delve into your stash. A full material and equipment list with an introductory video will be sent in advance of the workshop, so students are ready to start promptly on the day.

Book via this link.


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 including in workshop fee.

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


felt purseFelt Purse

10am to 1pm, Saturday 8th May 2021

Online via Zoom

Cost: £31.50

Using wet felting techniques, make a small purse, which you can decorate with a choice of colours and patterns. You will learn how to lay down wool fleece using a resist to create a three dimensional form.  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.

Further details and information on how to book, 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.

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.

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


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