The Felting Club

Come and join us on a Thursday to learn to felt, or to continue with your felting practice with Sarah Waters. 

  • Tutor, Sarah Waters
  • Jan 5th 12th, 19th 26th and 7th Feb 
  • 10am – 4pm
  • £400/5 sessions
  • Suitable for all
  • Tea and coffee is available throughout the day. Please bring your own lunch

Sarah Waters is an experienced, international artist and tutor, who works with fibres to create large scale wall hangings.

Sarah will be teaching wet felting.  You will learn to ‘paint’ with fibres.  You will produce fabulous pictures using dyed wool, prefelts (half made pieces of felt) and fabrics (nuno) within the art of feltmaking. You will focus on design and colour mixing of the fibres, cutting and layering techniques to produce samples and a finished collage.

Sarah will demonstrate an exercise each week – try out the task, or incorporated it into the project you may be developing. What ever you do Sarah is on hand to help and guide. 

Felting becomes addictive – every class is energetic and the outcome so rewarding.  and you will be continually inspired by others in the group– whether you are creating a picture or felting a 3D item like a bowl. 

Sarah Waters 

Sarah’s life has always been intertwined with sheep and wool. From an early age she was picking tufts from fences and twisting them in to yarn. At the age of 13 Sarah started breeding Rare Breeds of sheep and learning to spin, weave and dye. There was a natural progression in to studying Agriculture and so ultimately running her own sheep farm was no surprise.

Sarah now has over twenty years of experience in teaching felt making. She juggles her time teaching, exhibiting in the UK and internationally and selling her work though galleries and online. ​

The work Sarah produces is not only functional but has colour, texture and tactile qualities. Using both traditional and innovative techniques she aims to show the diversity and qualities felt making can be taken to and pushes the boundaries with her work. Sarah’s work is usually in relief and very often three-dimensional. She is a very ‘hands on’ person and loves the tactile feel of felt. Each piece she produces is unique and she loves that fact it can never be replicated.

Students work

Materials will be provided 

An apron is useful as you may get a little wet and it is useful to bring a pen paper for notes 

Sarah is very happy to answer any questions prior to the workshop Please contact her at

and see her work at