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Heidi Street-Ward

Heidi creates felted hangings, bags and other items using dyed merino wool. Inspiration is often taken from patterns within landscapes. Heidi's felt pieces are created by rubbing and rolling wool together with warm soapy water to enable the wool fibres to bond together to form a firm material.

Felt Making Workshops in Schools

Heidi is a specialist felt maker and has over 20 years experience of running felt making workshops in primary, secondary and special schools within the UK. Heidi has worked with many local authorities, community organisations and with young people / adults with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Felt making workshops are a fun and educational art activity in which creative and imaginative pieces of hand-made felt or large wall banners can be made. Heidi will supply all the equipment and materials needed for a workshop and holds a current Public Liability and DBS Certificate. Please see Heidi's website for more information at

“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, London, 1-Day Felt Picture Workshop.

“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 Teacher, The Bliss Charity School, Northamptonshire, 2-Day Felt Banner Workshop.



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