The crafty team at Wingham have come up with a series of half and full day beginner classes to share our love and enthusiasm for all things woolly (and silky and cashmerey and......... well, you get the picture). The classes are designed to introduce the basics of fibre preparation, spinning, weaving and felt making. All materials, equipment and notes are provided and, of course, you can keep what you make.
Introduction to Felt Machine and Needle Felt - Half Day
At Wingham we are lucky to have a Snowy Creek Roller Felter that takes a lot of the hard work out of felt making. In this class we will show you how the machine works by each producing a piece of flat felt, and also explain how to felt at home without our magic labour saving devices. Whilst the felting machine is rolling we will have a go at needle felting as a quick taster of what is possible. Anything you make is yours to take, with all materials and equipment provided.
Class size is small with a maximum of 4 participants.
Start time -14:00
End time - 16:30
Teas and coffee provided
Important Information - Please read before booking
You will receive confirmation of your booking by email, and a reminder 1 week prior to the class. If you do not receive any confirmation please get in touch by calling the office on 01226 742926 as it means there is a problem with your contact details and we cannot reach you.
Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. If you want to bring your young person please consider whether they will enjoy a single focus craft session aimed at adults. No under 14’s permitted due to machinery in operation.
Please wear flat(ish) closed toed shoes/boots to the class to reduce the risk of any injury when walking around machinery. In the winter months we recommend some warm layers, however the classroom is heated.
If you cannot attend the class you can transfer the booking to a friend at no cost at any point. Cancellation up to two weeks prior to the start of a class will incur a £10 administration fee.
Cancellation within two weeks of the class is non-refundable unless the place can be filled (we will try!), however the £10 administration fee still applies.
If the class is cancelled by Wingham Wool Work you will be informed by email and telephone. Please make sure you provide your phone number so we can reach you. The full fee will be refunded if we are unable to go ahead. We will not cancel if the class is not fully subscribed - you will get a more personalised service! The only reasons we will cancel are due to ill health or dangerous travel conditions. Stand-by tutors are available therefore it is unlikely that a class will be cancelled last minute.