may, 2025

2025sat17may10:00 am4:00 pmFelt: Landscape Picture (MAY DAY SCHOOL)£55 - Practical, hands-on, creative and informative weekend learning how to create felt landscapesColeridge Community CollegeDay:Saturday length of course: 1 day


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

1 day


Course details

Brief Description:

Come and join our Felt Making weekend course in Cambridge.

Do you love the softness and variety of visual effects that can be achieved with felt? Come and learn an easy relaxing technique to make felt pieces that does not result in aching arms, just beautiful work!’ It’s fun and you can make new friends along the way. You will create some pre-felt samples and combine them together to create a unique, original and beautiful landscape image.

On the day you will create some pre-felt samples and combine them together resulting in a unique, original and beautiful landscape.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

No experience necessary, this workshop is designed for both complete beginners and those with a little experience.

Learning Outcomes:

During the first part of the course we will concentrate upon working out a suitable design and colour scheme for this project so that you will understand how to design your own piece in the future. The following will be studied during the course:

  • Learn about the history of felt makers
  • Make some pre-felts
  • Learn how to mix and blend colours together
  • Finishing methods

Extra costs on the course / YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:

  • 100g in total of merino wool tops in white plus a small amount of colour/ colours which match the image that you intend to work from.
  • An apron which is fabric or plastic coated.
  • 2x pieces of bubble wrap approx. 30x30cms
  • 2x pieces of net (approx. 30 x 30cms)
  • a small bamboo or grass table mat or a polystyrene tube
  • a small bowl
  • Carders if you have them

You will need to bring a photo/image of a landscape with a focal point such as a tree/boat etc to work from.


On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

The tutor will advise you on similar courses or workshops.
The Learn and Train office is also able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.

Adult Learn and Train offer courses through-out the year.
Try similar courses or look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturday and Sundays , you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more


£55 – Contact the Adult Learn and Train office on 01223 712340 to get booked on


Lisa FretwellMy name is Lisa E Fretwell. I have been teaching art, glass and textile techniques for over 20 years. In the past, I have exhibited my work in New York, had a touring exhibition around the UK, and exhibited Gallery and non-Gallery venues in Hertfordshire, Leicester, London and Northamptonshire. I was involved involved in the publishing of a new book called ‘Antarctic Atlas,’ which includes my hand drawn illustrations. I am currently making hand drawn illustrated cards to create funding for a Hedgehog charity called Hoggywobbles in Cambridgeshire. Since 2012 I have been teaching Art History, Stained Glass and felt making in Cambridge. I sold some original illustrations with Bonham's Auctioneer's from our book, Antarctic Atlas, at St. Bride's Foundation, London in June 2023. I am now illustrating a new book entitled 'The penguin book of penguins' due to be published in 2025..

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