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Workshops Information

Workshops Information

Lena's craft feltmaking workshops



Which felt workshop?

Workshop information is presented here. No matter what stage you are at in your relationship with wet felt, working with other feltmakers, both tutors and students, is always rewarding. Each workshop is an opportunity to try something new. If you have never felted before, you may prefer to try a Felted Picture Workshop.

Armed with your new-found knowledge of how to felt, you will then be ready to enjoy all of the other craft and feltmaking classes run by Lena in the North East.

You can also book a workshop for yourself and friends. Please get in touch.


Where craft workshops North East?

All craft felt making and craft workshops take place in Lena's Studio at Arts Centre Washington.

Safety during felt making, craft workshops.

Lena will advise of any hazardous substances and a brief introduction to health and safety will be given on arrival.

Felt making, craft workshops process?

Lena’s felt making workshops include a full demonstration on techniques for blending wools, using other fibres, laying out the felt, designing templates (where appropriate) and fine finishing.  Lena helps you with your design, gives suggestions on the use of colour and advice on felt making and other techniques. She will encourage you to experiment and take risks.


Items to bring for felt classes?

Although most equipment and materials are provided, there are one or two essentials that you need to have with you. Please check the ‘What to bring’ section for each workshop.


You are always welcome to bring along any fibres to experiment with, fluffy knitting yarns such as mohair are particularly good. If you have any perished silk scarves or hankies, they can be used to great effect to create texture and interest.


Throughout the craft workshops, there will be tea, coffee and biscuits available. Please provide your own lunch.

Please remember to bring a notebook and pen for taking notes during the demonstration.


Finishing project during wet felting classes?

Lena aims to finish the workshops by 5.00. However, if it is obvious that another half hour or so is needed to give everyone time to complete their work, then that’s fine. Some projects can take longer than others, and no one likes going home with unfinished pieces, especially after investing so much time, imagination and hard work into their creation.

With that in mind, it’s always best not to have any urgent appointments to go to directly after a workshop.

Payment. Terms and Conditions

A deposit of £25 - £35 per person must be paid at time of booking. The remaining balance is payable 3 weeks before the workshop. If the class is booked three weeks before the date , then the full payment must be payed.


By booking a place on a workshop you will be accepting the T&C's as below.

If Lena Cancels: Whilst every care is taken to ensure all workshops take place as scheduled, please accept that on a rare occasion a workshop may require cancelling or rescheduling. On that occasion I will always refund your payment or on request carry it forward to another date. 


If you cancel: All deposits are non-refundable. However, if you assist in filling your place, I will refund your deposit and the balance paid in full. If I manage to fill your place, then I will refund your fee minus 15% admin fee to cover my time re-advertising your place. If you have unforeseen circumstances and are able to accept place on other workshop, then I would transfer the deposit and a balance to that workshop if the notice at least two weeks is given. Thank you for your understanding.

Gift voucher can be redeemed against any workshops within dates indicated. Please note, one voucher is used for one workshops.  


Our liability to you as a customer are limited to the value of services we provide. 


If you booked course with Lena Archbold - Textile Art and design, you are bound by this Terms and Conditions. 


Disclaimer: feltmaking can be spelled felt making or felt-making and all words are used in this website to optimise the search.  

Fine Felted Scarf Workshop

Welcome to nuno felted scarf using nuno felting and fibre laminated technique workshop. During this craft feltmaking workshop you will be learning how to create a soft well draped felt and various textile surface techniques.

Margilan Nuno Felted Lace Scarf Workshop

Welcome to my nuno felted scarf workshop to create very light scarf by painting on silk with wool simply using a nuno felting technique. We will be using hand woven Margialn silk and merino wool to create light but warm felted scarf.

Fine Felted Hat Workshop

Welcome to my felted textured hat workshop. You will learn how to create a soft well draped, beautiful and high-quality felted hat, create a smooth and textured decor with the help of fibers, yarns, nepps and even finished felt. You will learn how to style and shape the hat in many different ways.

Creative day with your friends

Creative day outs with friends are becoming popular.

If you would like to spend day creating and learning

new feltmaking or any other textile technique, such

as eco printing, continental knitting, crochet or free

form crochet, then please contact me.

Wet Felted Picture Workshop

Join Lena Archbold for the felted picture workshop in Gateshead. Paint with wool and other fibers, create a wool picture and learn basics of feltmaking in the comfort of my colourful feltmaking studio.


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