• Josie Chisholm - Artist and Feltmaker offering felt lessons, classes, and workshops in Kent
  • Josie Chisholm - Artist and Feltmaker offering felt lessons, classes, and workshops in Kent
  • Josie Chisholm - Artist and Feltmaker offering felt lessons, classes, and workshops in Kent
  • Josie Chisholm - Artist and Feltmaker offering felt lessons, classes, and workshops in Kent
  • Josie Chisholm - Artist and Feltmaker offering felt lessons, classes, and workshops in Kent
  • Josie Chisholm - Artist and Feltmaker offering felt lessons, classes, and workshops in Kent
  • Josie Chisholm - Artist and Feltmaker offering felt lessons, classes, and workshops in Kent
  • Josie Chisholm - Artist and Feltmaker offering felt lessons, classes, and workshops in Kent
  • Josie Chisholm - Artist and Feltmaker offering felt lessons, classes, and workshops in Kent
  • Josie Chisholm - Artist and Feltmaker offering felt lessons, classes, and workshops in Kent
  • Josie Chisholm - Artist and Feltmaker offering felt lessons, classes, and workshops in Kent
  • Josie Chisholm - Artist and Feltmaker offering felt lessons, classes, and workshops in Kent
  • Josie Chisholm - Artist and Feltmaker offering felt lessons, classes, and workshops in Kent
  • Josie Chisholm - Artist and Feltmaker offering felt lessons, classes, and workshops in Kent
  • Josie Chisholm - Artist and Feltmaker offering felt lessons, classes, and workshops in Kent
  • Josie Chisholm - Artist and Feltmaker offering felt lessons, classes, and workshops in Kent
  • Josie Chisholm - Artist and Feltmaker offering felt lessons, classes, and workshops in Kent
  • Josie Chisholm - Artist and Feltmaker offering felt lessons, classes, and workshops in Kent
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School felt workshops

Thanks for visiting my School Felt Workshops section.

 

Book me and your pupils will LOVE learning the ancient skill of making hand-rolled felt. They are challenging, fun, rewarding and suitable for all ages and abilities. They are especially suited to Primary School (Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2). Felt making ties in with the science, maths and design curriculum. My workshops enhance teamwork and nurtures children’s confidence and wellbeing.

 

I offer specially discounted rates for charities and community clubs such as Brownies and Guides. Get in touch to discuss your needs.

 

I use the highest quality Merino wool from South American sheep. It’s soft on the skin and hard wearing. The colour dyes are non-toxic, colour fast and baby safe!

 

I'm fully insured and DBS checked.

 

In a day I can offer:

 

Project 1: FELT SQUARES
(Starting size, before shrinkage: 21cmx21cm) with a theme of your choice (eg self portraits, woodland, space, Aztecs Indians, animals, favourite characters from books, styles of an artist eg Georgia O'Keefe-style flowers)
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I work with around 30 pupils in the morning and 30 pupils in the afternoon. I show them how to make a felt square each. These squares can be collated into a large wallhanging (with tabs) to create a wonderful permanent display in your school. An extra fee is charged for this collating service.

 

My Day Fee (£275) plus materials (£2 per person) and travel (42p per mile or cost of train ticket).

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Project 2: LARGE WALLHANGING
(Starting size, before shrinkage: 3 sections of 1mx0.5m) creating a long or tall wallhanging with a theme of your choice (eg seasons, woodlands, landscapes, around your school, walking to school.)

 

I work with up to 30 children during the day long workshop. The wallhanging is divided into 3 sections with roughly 10 pupils working on each segment. These are joined to produce a long or tall felt ‘painting’. In the morning session the wool is laid down and the design is prepared. In the afternoon the children wet and rub the wool so that it shrinks and hardens, becoming fabric-like. The felt is then repeatedly ‘rolled’ to shrink and stiffen it further. Once assembled, the beautiful wallhanging can be displayed permanent and prominently in your school. If I receive the children’s design ideas in advance they can be incorporated into the design.

 

This project is fantastic for building teamwork and cooperation!

 

My Day Fee (£275) plus materials (£2.50 per person) and travel (42p per mile or cost of train ticket).

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Here are some quotes about my school felt workshops:

 

Ashford Young Arts Group 2016

 

Quote about a school felt workshop by Josie Chisholm

 

 

Do get in touch if you’d like to discuss your requirements. Thank you.

 

I've run successful Felt Workshops at the following Schools:

 

 

Please click on the links above in the list of schools to see copies of newspaper articles featuring my work in the schools.