Introduction to Crafts
Felt Making

Join us for a series of adult workshops introducing three different art forms.

Taking inspiration from our collections, you will be guided by subject specialists to explore each area at an introductory level.




  • All materials and equpiment provided.
  • No previous experience required.
  • £25/ £20 concessions students, unwaged, 60+ (per session) All 3 sessions for £60
  • Places are limited and must be booked and paid for in advance on 01922 654400


This is a chance to explore the Collections at The New Art Gallery Walsall and respond to them in a creative manner.  You will be introduced to traditional and contemporary felt making techniques with an opportunity to experiment with a range of colourful fibres.

Spend the day extending your knowledge or learn a brand new skill using the Collections as inspiration.  Artist and felt maker, Penny Dixon will be there all day to support your ideas and offer guidance in a supportive atmosphere.

You will be taught the basic skills in the felt making process, gaining a knowledge of wool and its properties and the historical context of felt making.  You will have the opportunity to apply your new skills to produce your own decorative art for a wall hanging, mat or sculptural piece.


The activities may involve some periods of standing and some aspects of using the hands, arms and shoulders but please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.


Please wear old clothes and bring a waterproof apron. A plastic bag may be useful to take home a damp piece


Saturday 16 September, 11am-4pm

Introduction to Crafts: Weaving


Saturday 30 September, 11am-4pm

Introduction to Crafts: Ceramics


Saturday 14 October, 11am-4pm

Introduction to Crafts: Felt Making