Following a very popular Masterclass Sarah Waters is returning to Hampshire Art studio with an online introduction class.

  • Tutor, Sarah Waters
  • Thursday 4th March
  • 10am – 12.00
  • 1/ day £70 to include Beginners Kit, by post, or £40 no kit


Sarah will guide you through ‘live’ demonstrations and will be on hand all day to help you with any questions/problems:

  • 10-12 pm Online tutorial
  • 12- 4pm Independent working with individual access to Sarah if needed either via phone, what’s ap video or facetime at any time during afternoon.
  • On the hour ‘check in’ for any questions, if needed 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
  • Recorded session to access at your leisure
  • Learn tips and techniques for making your collage or picture


Felt is the earliest non-woven fabric known to man. This ancient technique uses water, soap and friction or agitation to create the matting of the fibres to produce dense, strong and durable pieces of textiles made up of permanently interlocking fibres. Every sheep and every lock of wool has a different characteristic, which in turn behaves differently.


You will learn how to:

  • Lay out fibres. And mix colours
  • Understand the principles of wet felting
  • How to paint with fibres
  • Make pre-felt (half finished) and fulled (finished) samples
  • Cut and re arrange your pre-felts to build up layers
  • Learn about shrinkage and how it affects your picture
  • Learn tips and techniques for making your collage or picture
  • Have a fun day!


You will be sent a complete ‘felt kit’ needed for the day.  

Alternatively, if you are joining us and already have some knowledge or equipment Sarah can provide you with a materials list. 

The kit contains:

  • Bamboo roller blind
  • Bubblewrap
  • Builders plastic
  • Netting
  • Sponge
  • A bar of olive soap
  • Non slip mat
  • A laminated shrinkage grid
  • Water bottle and sprinkler top
  • Plenty of merino wool in various colours (enough for the day and to experiment afterwards)
  • Ready-made pre-felts
  • Silk fibres and threads
  • Instructions in a folder

You will need to provide, ready for the session:

  • An old towel
  • Sharp pair of scissors
  • A Jug 
  • A small bowl
  • Small space on a table to lay out your work
  • Access to warm water nearby
  • An old pair of tights/pop socks that you don’t mind chopping up or a couple of rubber bands
  • Pen and paper

Email Sarah at

or see her website at

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