Wetfelt a picture with needle felt

Kennaway Centre, Exmouth

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for everyone. No previous experience is necessary and you don’t need to be artistic either! Come along and create a fabulous felty picture which can be used as a wall hanging or made into a cushion, tea cosy or bag after the workshop.Creating something new, using your hands, learning a new skill and making friends can help us to feel less isolated, can increase our self esteem and encourage us to use our time more productively, giving us a greater sense of wellbeing.

“No one can give wellbeing to you. It’s you who has to take action,”

Professor Stewart Brown

Course content

During the morning session, you will learn how to create your background using the wet felting technique, including pre-felt. After a short lunch break (Light lunch included), you’ll add some detail to your picture using needle felting and/or hand embroidery stitches.

Support and feedback

To find out how you are getting on, you will have one-to-one discussions with your tutor.

Additional costs and requirements

All materials and equipment will be supplied. A light lunch will be provided. If you like, you can bring your own photo/picture for inspiration.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?


About the tutor

Sam Brown currently works as a tutor for Learn Devon running courses in craft and design. Prior to this she had a varied career working as a Graphic Designer, an Interior Designer and as a Manager in interior and fashion retail.

Sam has a BA(Hons) in Design/Typography from the University of Plymouth as well as diplomas in Interior Design and Fashion and Textile Design.

Since childhood, Sam has loved making handcrafted pieces, developing skills in needlecraft and creative textiles techniques. She is interested in combining old and new technologies in her work from hand embroidery to digitally printed fabrics and from letterpress printing to Adobe Creative Cloud.

“I love teaching adults new skills – whether for pleasure or to pursue a new career, every course is unique in that friendships are formed, skills are learnt and dreams are followed.”

Samantha Brown, Arts & Crafts Tutor, Learn Devon.

Start date16 May 2018
End date16 May 2018
Start time10:00
End time15:00
Concessions not available