Kathie Barrs Felt Maker



After many years of learning and practising felt making, I now feel able to pass on my understanding and skills to other practitioners in the hope of raising the profile of this fascinating and ancient craft.

Teaching is something I love. Coming from a background in primary education, I’ve written several books for teachers, and ran workshops on music education in the primary sector.

I’m a speaker for the WI, and hold demonstration sessions and workshops for groups, tailoring my approach to match the requirements of each group. I’m also running workshops at Denman College, the WI’s centre for learning, and also teach at Malvern School of Art.

Recent workshops have included making a shoulder bag incorporating a nuno felted design, and the hat-on-a-ball technique.

Felt in the Factory near Ross on Wye is a wonderful studio offering facilities for felt making, including rolling machines and a flatbed needle felter:  I teach workshops there regularly, along with many national and international tutors.


If you would like to know more about the workshops and courses I offer, please contact me for me information. I’m always happy to plan a workshop that is tailored to your group’s requirements!


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