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  • The Tutor for this course is Sarah Waters
  • Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November
  • 10.00am – 4.30 pm, at the Studio, Bransbury
  • £220/course
  • Accommodation is available – please contact Clare Dryden directly (
  • Materials included
  • Lunch included each day

“Joseph Beuys considered felt as a serious and innovative 
medium for making his art 
and Sarah Waters has been inspired to follow faithfully in his footsteps.”

Professor Richard Demarco CBE
August 2018

In this 2 day Masterclass you will explore the concepts of wet felting surface design and collage through sampling and learning a variety of wet felting techniques (day 1) to produce your own individual artwork/collage (day 2).

Sarah is an experienced, international, felt tutor who will be teaching you how to use different fibres, prefelts and fabrics (nuno) within feltmaking. You will focus on design and colour mixing of the fibres, cutting and layering techniques to produce samples and a finished collage. 

During the two days Sarah will be there to guide you through each of the processes and will take time to discuss your individual ideas, developing your skills at your own pace.  

The series of samples will help develop your ideas and decisions for progress on to Day Two where you may want to continue with sampling or decide to make a final piece of felt artwork. The choice will be yours. 

Suitable for beginners or experienced feltmakers the workshop will give lots of tips and skills for you to take home and develop. 


All tuition, notes and use of equipment, materials (fleece and fabrics), lots of tips and guidance are included. All materials will be provided but if you have any extra fabrics or threads you would like incorporated then please do bring along (natural ones like silk or cotton are best). You might also want bring a picture, photo or a drawing to help inform your final piece.

Students will need to bring: 

  • Pen and paper
  • Camera/phone (optional) for visual reference
  • Photo, picture or drawing for inspiration 
  • Sharp scissors
  • Apron (optional) feltmaking isn’t messy but you may get a little wet

Sarah is very happy to answer any questions prior to the workshop