More information about my felt making courses and workshops

Below are just two of the many enthusiastic comments I've received from my course participants!

"I think your feltmaking courses are incredible value for money. Really you could charge more, though I shouldn't say that if I want to come again should I?! Abbotsbury is a beautiful part of the country and I'm sure that weekend residential felting workshops or longer week's holiday courses would work well in the summer time. I also thought you were very accomodating Mary-Clare - letting people like me stay late to finish off work. It was a real treat to immerse myself in a whole weekend of creativity, learning a new skill and trying out different ideas. I never realised quite how versatile and varied a process felting is - and how colourful it can be. I can't wait to do more, though I'll have to find space for a few sacks of wool and a large waterproof table first! I also feel confirdent enough to try some feltmaking in school. Thank you."  Cathy Ebbels

"There was a very friendly, welcoming, informal atmosphere on Mary-clare's felting course which helped everyone get to know each other quickly and got the creative juices flowing. The space was good and the biscuits very tasty!

These courses are held either at my studio at 13 Market Street, right in the centre of the village, or in the village hall ('Strangways Hall'). There is some parking outside on the street or you could park in the Ilchester Arms Car Park.

Whether you are an individual wanting to come on your own, or a group of 2 or 3 people, I will normally be able to arrange a date, or team you up with someone else who wants to come on their own.

If you’d like to come on a private feltmaking course, I can also arrange that.

I also run courses for special groups - if you have a group of 2 or 3 friends (or more) we can arrange something at a mutually agreed date - which should be preferably during the week.

Contact me for more details on any of these ideas -
or ring me on 01305-871561

Prices for my feltmaking courses and workshops

£92 including wool (but excluding silk chiffon, if you’re making a Nuno silk scarf) ... unless you come for two days, in which case it will be £175 for 2 days.

If you book for 2 days and pay within one week, I will reduce the 2 day fee to £165.

Some concessions are available (eg for young people/students) - please contact me.

What you will learn on my feltmaking courses or workshops

The first of the 2 days will be basic feltmaking. The next day will be a little more advanced. You can do just the first day, just the second day, or both days!

You can either work on a project of your own with my help; or I will be teaching one of the following techniques: making a seamless bag with integral handle, a simple hat; slippers (more difficult), or nuno felt (felting onto muslin or silk chiffon- makes gorgeous scarves), depending on what gets the most votes!

Please also state your preference of what you would like to learn on the second day, if you are coming for 2 days.

If you need help with accommodation, please let me know, I have 2 friends in the village who run lovely B&B's for a very good price ....

On my feltmaking courses, you should bring with you -

  • Something for lunch (or there is a very good sandwich bar next door to us)
  • old medium-sized towels
  • rubber gloves (if you don’t like prolonged contact with water)
  • any feltmaking wool (‘sliver’) or interesting fibres
  • any felt you have already made

In winter, it can be cold – so bear that in mind when choosing what to wear!

Any questions, please give me a ring on the number below.

When you book, you can either send a cheque (payable to 'Mary-Clare Buckle') to:
13 Market Street
Dorset, DT3 4JR
or, if you ring me (01305-871561) you can pay by PayPal or BACS transfer

Thank you ... and I look forward to meeting you and having an enjoyable workshop together!

Mary-Clare Buckle
Feltmaking Workshops & Courses
13 Market Street, Abbotsbury, Dorset, DT3 4JR, UK
tel: 01305-871561 (from outside the UK: +44-1305-871561)