Selected Sundays, drop-in 11am – 4pm, FREE

Felt making

Create colourful felted fabrics inspired by the artworks in our new exhibition,  A Contemporary Collection.

Using natural and dyed merino wool, rolling mats and everyday materials like soap and towels, families will be introduced to the process of felt making. Experience everything from manipulating dry fleece to felting pieces into a fused fabric artwork.


– This workshop is suitable for children aged 3 – 12 and children must be accompanied by an adult.
– You will be asked to collect an activity sheet from the Learning Studios and go up to the gallery before starting the activity.
– Last admittance to the activity will be at 3.30pm. This workshop will be closed over lunch from 12.30 – 1pm.

Making felt can be tiring on arms and wrists, but you can take your time and we are here to help. If you have weaker wrists then please let us know and we will make sure you get help at this stage. We use a very watered down soap solution, so let us know if you have a sensitivity to this.

The gallery and our activities for families can be busy during school holidays and weekends. To help us facilitate an enjoyable experience for all of our visitors we ask that groups of 10 or more children let us know when they plan to visit by contacting the Learning Team on learning@hepworthwakefield.org or 01924 247398.


  • 20 November 2016
  • 26 February 2017