Felting Workshops with Janet Clarke

Do contact me if you would like to host a felting workshop or would like more information about the workshops.

Dates for workshops January to June 2018

Workshops are held at Turnberries in Thornbury.

Below are the descriptions of workshops planned for 2018 from January to June.

Workshops held at Turnberries provide a place for people to explore different aspects of feltmaking. In the Free Choice workshop participants chose what they will work on providing time to work through ideas and challenges together. Places are limited at all workshops to allow enough time for each person.

When there is a specific topic for the workshop this is clearly stated. However, if there is space available, you are welcome to book a place for your Free Choice and use the facilities. This can enable you to work on pieces that are larger than will fit into your own work space. Alternatively you can just tap into the creatvity of the session, access guidance and inspiration and enjoy the day.

The cost for a six hour workshop at Turnberries is £47 plus a materials cost, usually about £5 . If the materials will be more than this you will know beforehand. Materials and most equipment you might need for felting will be provided. However you are welcome to bring your own materials too if you wish.

Workshops will run on a Sunday from 11am until 5pm OR Saturday from 10am until 4pm unless otherwise stated. A non-returnable deposit of £25 is payable for each workshop booked. It is appreciated if the deposits are paid at the time of booking. Please email me if you want to book, have a problem with the proposed dates or have any other queries.


Return to vessel making or start your journey! This is an opportunity to work on different vessels. Perhaps an open top or a basic vessel with interesting surface work. Let your imagination free and design a 3-D pod that could be displayed on a wall. What about seeing the interior? You could make holes to see inside your vessel. So many ideas... Come and try out some ideas.


Hat making provides many variations to try. Simple shapes can be altered with attention to layout of the wool or with surface additions. Cloche, brimmed, beret and other shapes are all possible. Fabric, spikes, folding could all alter and enhance the final hat!

The cost for the hat workshop is a little higher at £49 as the session starts at 10 am and finishes at 5 pm. This should ensure that you have finished your hat during the workshop.

Textures with Plant Fibres

The addition of plant fibre in making felt can produce wonderful effects. Plant fibre can be used to give strength and flexibility as well as texture. Various plant fibres will be used in this workshop in this introduction to using plant fibres in felt making.

Free Choice

This is the workshop where you choose what you want to work on with guidance and inspiration. Tap into the collective creativity of the day with other felt makers. Any requests for specific materials or queries to be made beforehand so I can bring appropriate items with me.


Come and make a cobweb scarf - light, warm and beautiful. Starting with wool tops - perhaps prefelt additions or use silk fibres to enhance - you will end up with a lovely scarf for yourself or as a special gift to give away.

The following images are of participants' work from a recent scarf workshop

cobweb scarf colour graded cobweb scarf cobweb scarf edged with silk fibres nuno scarf on black chiffon silk Scarf workshop group photo


Bath Rd, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire BS35 2BB

Book directly with Janet for these workshops.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.

Bring your own lunch or get something from the High Street in Thornbury.

3-D cconcertinaed circles sample

Folded Cones Sample

sample of nuno felt

Nuno Sample