Fishy Felt Workshop by Mandy Nash

Festival: 2016
Event type: Workshop

Create a vibrant, three dimensional, fantasy or realistic fish!  A one-day workshop suitable for those with some felting experience.  Working with bergschaf fleece, which is both strong and easy to felt, students will learn how to make three dimensional resists and also how to use resists to create surface texture.


What to bring:
(The bergschaf wool fleece will be supplied by Mandy)
Felt making equipment required – old towels, bubble wrap, a piece of pipe cladding or swimming noodle, sharp pointed (embroidery) scissors, ordinary scissors, felting needles, sponge, thin plastic (plastic dust sheet plus a thicker one) for making resists, water colour pencil, permanent marker pens, ruler, soap flakes (or whatever students prefer to use), bar of soap (olive oil or similar), bowl or water bottle, polyester thread, sewing needles, glass beads or marbles for the fish eyes, masking tape, scrap paper (such as newspaper), sellotape.


If students have any problems with bringing their own equipment, or don’t have any of the items (don’t buy them especially), if they let me know in advance, then I can bring extras along to the workshop.


Note: Suitable for students with some felt making experience, not suitable for beginners or young children.
Payment is required in advance – £50 per student inclusive of wool fleece
To book, please contact Mandy either by phone, 07803 342538 or email,,


About Mandy
I set up my workshop in 1983 after leaving the Royal College of Art. Over the last fifteen years I have extended my jewellery practice to include textiles, especially working in felt.  I am regional co-ordinator and vice chair of the International Feltmakers Association.  I regularly teach workshops throughout the UK, taught at Feltrosa in Italy in 2011 and for Grima in Denmark in 2014 and 2015. I have exhibited widely in the UK, Europe, Japan, USA and Canada.


More information and images of my work can be found at

Fishy Felt Workshop

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