march 2016



Beetlefelt workshop

All smile... Beetlefelt we have organised a variety of specialist weaving workshops, these include;

Egyptian Tablet Braiding - Saturday 4th June

Tapestry Weaving - Sunday 5th June

Weaving Summer School - Thurs 18th, Fri 19th and Sat 20th August

Wednesday Weaving Workshops - these a regular workshops during the day and evening


Weaving workshop

Photos - Backstrap weaving, Sonia's Inkle loom braid and tapestry weaving group.

Felt Vessels

Verena has been making beautiful felt vessels and really mastered the technique.

She is inspired by particular flowers and interprets them in her own unique fashion. Each vessel is an explosion of colour and texture to delight the senses.

Vessel making workshop coming up on Sunday 27th March

Felt Vessel Workshop


Felt vessels

Photos - A selection of Vessels made by Verena

Rag Rugging with Carol Mowl

Join us at a Rag Rugging Workshop on Sunday 20th March, 10am-1pm. Design and make rag rug samples so that you learn the techniques involved to make your own full sized rug.

Rag Rug workshop

Photos - Rag Rugging at Beetlefelt

"I really enjoyed the rag rug course and learnt a lot. You made it great fun. Thanks a lot.” Mary

Siobhans New Yarn shop

Siobhan has been attending many workshop at Beetlefelt Studio over the last few years and has now started selling hand spun yarn and batts via etsy. I recommend you  follow the link to take a look at her selection of wonderfully inspired fibres.  

She has also been featured, with her spinning in a book called ‘CARD you control the colourway’ by Grace Shalom Hopkins. So delightful that she mentions the workshops she has enjoyed attending at Beetlefelt Studios. Siobhan says in the book that she particularly enjoys working with fibre and became empowered, how brilliant is that?

Some of the feedback from recent workshops:

"Just seen the pics on Facebook - they're great. Such a fun day - I really enjoyed it.” Sue

“Thank you for such a great day on Sunday - so lovely to have met you. I was very impressed with all your gorgeous textiles on show & your wonderful workshop space. All the best.” Dawn

“Thanks for sending these photos through and for an enjoyable and informative three days natural dyeing.” Lucy

“Really enjoyed today and love my scarf. Thank you so much” Erica

Dates for your Diary

Wonderwool - Sat 23th and Sunday 24th April 2016
A Festival of Welsh Wool & Natural Fibres at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells.

Woolfest - Friday 24th & Saturday 25th June 2016
Woolfest was founded to provide a showcase and a celebration of the best of wool and wool crafts. The event is all about creativity and design with beautiful quality, amazing colours and skilled craftsmanship.


You can find out more about the workshops and book on all of our courses online at;

Download our timetables here, they give an overview of our workshops

2016 Beetlefelt Timetable Winter

2016 Beetlefelt Timetable Winter - weekdays

If you have any questions please get in touch - 0777 240 9308 or 0161 881 6309

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Come along to Beetlefelt Studio where there is ample parking, or get the tram from Manchester city centre direct to the Studio door, the St Werburghs Road tram stop is £3 return.

We look forward to seeing you soon, from Carol and the Beetlefelt Tutors.



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