Nuno Summer School
We spent three days exploring the Nuno technique and we experienced a riot of colours and textures to create beautiful compositions. The students were pleased with the results and produced a fantastic array of items including scarves, cushion covers and textured hangings.
This was clearly a hit with the students and as a consequence we are organising a varied timetable of summer schools for you to enjoy next year.
If you would like to make your own Nuno Scarf, book onto the workshop on Sunday 16th October, £28.
Nuno Scarf Workshop
The Path is Finished
Thanks to Tim and Alf for making a great path so that you now have a smooth way to get to Beetle Felt studio. They went around the bend, laying the crazy paving; no I mean the crazy paving went around the bend.
Please note that you can get to Beetle Felt studio easily by tram from Manchester Piccadilly direct to St Werburghs stop in Chorlton and it is £2.80 return.
Fionna and Hannah admiring the new path and modelling clothes: that Hannah has designed and made in the studio.
There is just one place now available on the September Sewing Surgery. Sewing Surgery Workshop
Sock Monster workshop in Old Trafford
Both the children and the play workers at the summer play scheme enjoyed creating monsters in all shapes and sizes. Everyone got stuck in stitching and invented a wonderful selection of monsters with various stripy and colourful ears, arms, legs and tails. A particular favourite of mine is the Sock snail.
Come along and have fun making a monster of your own. Let your imagination run wild and give it wild hair and make it any shape or size.
The next Sock Monster workshop is on Tuesday 18th October 4.30-6pm only £10. Craft Studio
Spinning, Sewing and Dyeing
This summer I have been enjoying the opportunity to get stuck into washing and dyeing fleece. This wonderful pale but bright yellow is produced from carrot tops.
The next Natural Dyeing Workshop is on Saturday 24th September 10.30-1.30, £26.
I have been giving private tutoring lessons on spinning, sewing and making a snap frame purse. If you would like lessons on any of the workshops illustrated on the website then email Carol on email@example.com
Beetle Felt voucher
Treat someone to a Beetle Felt voucher and take time out and join your friend on an inspirational workshop.
You can switch off and relax as we will look after you whilst you concentrate on learning new skills and making beautiful things. Choose from: sewing, felt making, weaving, dyeing, batik, silk painting, spinning, rag rugging, stained glass, mosaic and more.
The vouchers are £10, £20 or £30 and can be purchased from the online shop at http://www.beetlefelt.co.uk/gallery.html.
Textile workshops run every Saturday & Sunday from 10.30am and Sewing Surgery and Wednesday Weaving Workshops run from 7-9pm every week. Pay online and you will receive confirmation of your booking.
JNR8 Patchwork Hanging
During the Celebrate Whalley Range festival, children from Whalley Range decorated fabric patches by gluing, sticking and stamping on their own pictures and designs.
The pictures have been joined together to make a large wall hanging, which will be displayed at the GNR8 youth club in Whalley Range.
Fancy doing some patchwork?
Book on to the series of four workshops in October to get to grips with different quilting techniques. Starts on Monday 3rd October 7-9pm, £64.
Green Peaks Eco Music Festival ~ Friday 2nd – 4th September Beetle Felt will be spinning at the Knockerdown Pub Carsington Water near Ashbourne Derbyshire. Green Peaks Festival
Frodsham Fair ~ Saturday 10th September Beetle Felt will be displaying work and promoting workshops at Frodsham village hall. All proceeds in aid of Frodsham community association www.frodshamcc.co.uk
Didsbury Arts Festival Craft Cafe ~ Sunday 25th September Beetle Felt will be running felt making workshops so pop along and have a go. Didsbury Arts Festival
Harrogate Knitting and Stitching show ~ Friday 25th November
Download the ‘easy to view - at a glance’ autumn timetable, which contains all the information you need on one page. Make sure you book up early to reserve your place as the workshops are kept small so that you get all the attention you need.
Workshop Timetable Autumn 2011
Come along to Beetle Felt Studio where there is ample parking and where you can learn new skills in a relaxed and friendly environment with small classes and refreshments. Workshop prices from £10. You don’t have to be an expert and beginners are welcome.
Best wishes and see you soon Carol and the Beetle Felt Team
0161 881 6309 or 0777 240 9308