Conservatory, Courses & Lectures
Sat 08 Oct 2022
An Introduction to Wet Felting with Hand Embroidery
10.00am – 3.30pm
£85 (includes tea/coffee & biscuits throughout the day with access to walled garden)
Available Places: 10
On this workshop you will create a unique felt and stitch flower meadow picture based on one of Lynn’s designs.

About the Workshop

You will spend the day in the magnificent Scampston Conservatory overlooking the award-winning walled garden. The workshop will give participants the skills and techniques needed to create a unique piece of felt textile art.

Step-by-step, we will work through the process for wet felting. You will be guided through choosing colours and textures and then the wet felting process to create the picture. Starting with the chosen design, laying out of the ‘dry’ wool fibres, adding accent fibres such as silk to create interest, then the ‘wet’ process of adding water, soap and friction to create a unique piece of fabric.

Felt is surprisingly strong, a lovely medium to stitch into, no two pieces will ever be the same. This should be embraced and is the time to show your creativity, as the design can be adapted to add your personal mark.

We will look at ways of embellishing the design with hand stitch. As felt can take a few days to completely dry, we will use sample pieces of felt. We will cover various ways you can embellish your design and the methods used in Lynn's own felt pictures. We will cover basic stitches that will complement your design, drawing first on paper then showing methods for transferring that design onto the felt.

A pack of embroidery threads to compliment your chosen design will be yours to take and finish at home.

You do not need any prior experience and you will be provided with all the necessary materials and equipment to use on the day.

What’s included:

- All materials, equipment and tuition to support and guide you through the process of wet felting using traditional hand rolling techniques
- Summary notes and a pack of embroidery threads to compliment your chosen design will be yours to take and finish at home

Please notify the Tutor if you have any allergies that should be considered within this context.

Lunch Options:

You are welcome to bring your own lunch to eat in the conservatory. Tea and coffee will be provided. Lunch can also be ordered from Scampston Garden Café. To pre-book lunch, please contact The Bothies directly on 01944 753105 or email before 1st October.

Suitable for:

Adults. This Workshop is suitable for all levels from complete beginners to those with experience. Please note: a certain degree of upper arm fitness is required, and participants may find it easier standing up while felting.

If you have any questions or would like further information, guidance or support please contact the tutor directly at:


To book your space:

Bookings are managed directly by the Tutor. To reserve a place please book at:

Your place will only be confirmed once payment has been received.


About the Course Leader

This workshop will be delivered by Lynn Comley and supported by Liz Riley.

Lynn Comley

Lynn is a contemporary felt maker perhaps best known as UpandDownDale in the felt making world; creating wet felted textile art, embellished with free motion machine embroidery, hand stitch or both! Within her work she uses a combination of natural materials that include wool, silk and linen.

Living by the sea and surrounded by the North York Moors National Park, Lynn’s artistic focus is on the natural minutia of her surroundings. She enjoys engaging with the delicate patterns and the intricacies of nature, focusing more recently on moss, lichen and limpets but frequently returns to her original inspiration of landscapes, seascapes and hedgerow flora. Her work sells internationally.
Instagram @upanddowndale

Liz Riley will be supporting us throughout the day. Liz is an artisan felt maker with a love of colour and texture. Focusing on traditional felt making techniques, her work combines art with a love for making wearable, useable items. With a love for making, her inspiration and motivation is defined by strong colour combinations and colour blends. Using hand dyed wool, silks and hand spun yarns allows her to add fine detail to her pieces, which is characteristic of artisan felted work.
Instagram @everything_felt

Booking Information
Bookings are managed directly by the Tutor. To reserve a place please book at: Your place will only be confirmed once payment has been received. ?Workshop Cancellation & Refund Policy If you cancel: If you change your mind within 14 days of booking you are entitled to a full refund according to the Consumer Credit Act. If you wish to cancel your booking at any time more than 4 weeks prior to the date of the workshop, your fee will be refunded minus £10.00 administration charge. If you change your mind within 2 weeks of the start of the workshop, no refunds can be made unless we can re-sell the workshop, alternatively you are free to send a substitute. If we cancel: If for any reason, it is necessary to cancel a workshop, all participants will be notified immediately. Participants will receive a full refund. We aim to deliver all workshops as promoted on this website. Unfortunately workshops may be cancelled, or changed, if enrolments are too low or in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to provide accurate information. Lynn Comley t/a UpandDownDale can accept no responsibility for errors or omissions. We reserve the right to introduce changes to the information given here, including the addition, withdrawal, relocation or restructuring of the workshop.

Contact Details
Contact Name: The Bothies
Phone: 01944 753105