I have worked with many schools throughout the UK and below are some positive comments from past feltmaking textile workshops.
“The results of our felt banners were exquisite! Heidi was exceptionally knowledgeable about felting, offering a complete service from designing the banners based on a brief through to the completed article. She ensured that all children and adults were included in the process providing clear step by step instructions. She had an amazing array of wool to work with and all of our children were fully engaged and enjoyed the process. We would highly recommend the felting sessions and it was lovely for everyone to feel part of the final outcome".
Head Teacher, Eyrescroft Primary School, Peterborough, Cambs.
7-Day Felt Banner Workshop / Artist Residency.
“The children thoroughly enjoyed the feltmaking workshop. Heidi taught us all of the important steps we needed to create a beautiful felt piece. The children used their imaginations to make leaves, tress and woodland creatures which were combined together to make one large magical woodland felt scene. Heidi enthused the children’s learning with her teaching and they all enjoyed learning a new skill. The felt piece the children created was magical!"
Class 1 teacher, Eckington First School, Worcestershire.
1-day Felt Banner Workshop.
“The felt workshop day was a huge success and everybody had a wonderful time. Heidi worked with Years 1 and 2 and all the teachers said it was an excellent experience. All the children really enjoyed the different processes and they all made a little piece of felt from start to finish. We were all very impressed and would definitely have Heidi again. She was also very organised, friendly and good at talking to the children”.
Class Teacher, St. James Pre-Preparatory School, Dulwich, London. 1-Day Felt Picture Workshop.
“Heidi's workshop was brilliant. We managed to create two felted banners in two days and over 100 children were actively involved. Heidi inspired the children and showed lots of examples of her work and we learned all about the science and history of felt making. Heidi is very reliable, organised and punctual. I would heartily recommend her workshops for all age ranges”.
Head of Art, Cheam School, Newbury, Berkshire.
2-Day Felt Banner Workshop.
"The children really enjoyed the felt workshop and the finished piece of work looks fantastic. Thank you Heidi for all your help with the inspiration, the design, the creation and the imagination. We are delighted”.
Head Teacher, Harpole Primary School, Northamptonshire.
2-Day Felt Banner Workshop.
"Exciting and engaging workshop delightfully led by Heidi. The children were inspired to use what they had learnt in the classroom creating beautiful circular artwork to exhibit to parents. Thank you we had a lovely time".
Reception Teacher, Hobbayne Primary School, Hanwell, London. 2-Day Felt Picture Workshop.
"Will definitely be doing this workshop again next year! All the students enjoyed the 1-day ‘drawing pictures with wool’ workshop. An absolutely fantastic experience for all abilities. The A-Level student’s felt pictures are amazing and the work will help support marks in their portfolios”.
Head of Art, Quinton House School, Northampton.
1-Day Felt Picture Workshop, Key Stage 3-5.
“The workshop has been a fantastic new experience for the children and teachers. From start to finish it was very well organised with a very interesting assembly and lots of practical work, providing photos and real examples of work for the children to look at when they weren't felting. The children have loved seeing the wool transform into beautiful, brightly coloured felt. They are going to be very proud of the hanging when it goes up in the hall. Thank you!
Year 3 Class Teacher, The Bliss Charity School, Nether Heyford, Northants, 2-Day Felt Banner Workshop.
"A fantastic day! Children really enjoyed it! They learnt lots about the process of making felt and types of wool. They enjoyed the hands on experience - what a thoroughly thrilling Thursday! The children were engaged and had a thirst for learing. Thank you".
Class Teacher, Headlands Primary School, Northampton, Northants.
“We are absolutely delighted with the two days of workshops that Heidi provided for our girls. She worked with infinite enthusiasm and energy with all the different age groups from Nursery to Year 5 and even ran a parent and child workshop after school. She tailored each of the tasks to fit the ability of the children and her clear instructions meant that everybody was able to be successful and the amazing outcomes are testament to her talent. Thank you Heidi!”
Deputy Head Prep, Norwich High School for Girls, Norwich.
2-Day Bespoke Felt Making Workshop.