october, 2022

2022sat15oct(oct 15)10:00 amsun16(oct 16)3:30 pmFelt Making: Landscapes (OCTOBER WEEKEND)£88 - Practical, hands-on, creative and informative weekend learning how to create felt landscapesColeridge Community CollegeDay:Saturday,Sunday length of course: 1 weekend


15 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 16 (Sunday) 3:30 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

1 weekend


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.
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.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

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

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Create a design
  • Learn about the history of felt makers
  • Try out Pre-felt methods
  • Learn the fulling technique
  • Finishing methods

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

100g merino wool tops in white plus a small amount of colour/ colours (300g in total) 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

2 old towels

2x pieces of net (approx. 30 x 30cms)

a small bamboo or grass table mat or a polystyrene tube

2 old towels

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


£88 – 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. Recently, I have been 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 in Cambridge..


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