6th April – Walking in Wool Workshop – 10am to 2pm
Numbers limited to 12 participants. Adults and children 10 years and up.
17th August – Walking in Wool Family Summer Workshop – 10am – 2pm
Families with accompanied children (5 years up) – up to 20 participants.
£40 – includes materials.
The Chapel Workshop
Another unique workshop which magically illustrates the transformation of wool to felt
when you apply moisture and friction. You will be preparing beautiful soft white
British wool, applying it in layers to your feet, then going for an hour’s walk. Feel
free to read that again to make sure you understand! We shall be walking in wool
to make it become felt, and the result is astonishing – felt footsteps! Not
slippers, but sculptures of YOUR feet. This workshop is particularly lovely to do
with a friend.
I will lead you up a footpath to the top of Mardon Down, nearby, to take in the stunning views across Dartmoor. This requires a modicum of fitness and stout walking shoes or wellies. I recommend you bring a packed lunch so that, weather permitted, we can break for a snack.
“Bringing awe and wonder to the Early Years Curriculum at St Sidwell’s Church of England
Primary School – Laura Hallett
If you are feeling hesitant about trying out felting with Yuli be assured that you are in the
capable hands of a person who takes pride in her craft and urges you towards success in your
I was lucky enough to meet Yuli at Bovey Tracey craft fair and to get talking about fleece. At this
point I first heard about her felt feet project and despite never having tried this, was inspired to
lead a day where a friend and I made felted feet with adults and children at our Nursery class.
Obviously this was a challenge – 56 families were invited along (including toddlers) and everyone
helped. The children worked with their families to prepare the wool and then moulded it to
their feet. We had an hour marathon of singing, dancing and playing games to felt them and
then we put them in the sun to dry over lunch. The transformation was as amazing for the adults
as for the children and soon we were surrounded by little ‘elf’ feet felts.
We had made a great achievement and were only worried by the parting comments of ‘When will
the next session be taking place?”
About the workshop space – the chapel is rented from the Unitarians. It has all basic facilities and is wheelchair accessible. It’s a big, airy and beautiful space, with plenty of light. The ancient market town of Moretonhampstead, with cafe’s, B&B’s, hotel and basic shopping is just down the street. There are other craft workshops and Greenhill Arts Centre nearby, and the Devon Crafts Guild is a 15 min drive down the road. Located on the north eastern edge of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, UK – a delightful place as a base for exploring the moors, for a day out – or even a holiday!
Tel: 01647 441405
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