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Felting Courses with Ewa Kuniczak

Our popular felting holidays are run by the hugely enthusiastic and creative tutor Ewa Kuniczak (co-founder of the International Feltmakers Association). With over 40 years of experience in creative texiles and practising as an artist and teacher, Ewa (pronounced ‘Eva’) thrives on using her skills to help others achieve their potential. Ewa excels at instilling confidence in her students, so that they are able to develop their ideas and master the technical skills involved in felting.

Ewa’s over-arching experience in the principles of Art and Design and flexible approach ensure that her courses include a wide range of textile disciplines. You’ll come away from one of her felting breaks with beautiful creative pieces and the skills to continue felting at home.

Many of her students have heard of Ewa from other felters, or are returning to enjoy further courses. Read student Lorraine’s blog post about her Nuno Felting course with Ewa.

Bloggers The Budget Savvy Travelers popped in on our Felting course in October 2019 – read their blog here.

Dates 2021

Two night holidays
Our 2-night felting holidays are priced at £399 per person.
The above is based on single occupancy of an en-suite room on a full board basis. A £100 per person discount is applied for shared occupancy.
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th November 2021 – Baubles, Bangles and Beads (Jewel Felt Accessories)

Five night holidays
Our 5-night felting holidays are priced at £725 per person.
The above is based on single occupancy of an en-suite room on a full board basis. A £100 per person discount is applied for shared occupancy.
Sunday 18th to Friday 23rd April 2021 – Painting with Wool for Personal Projects
Sunday 27th June to Friday 2nd July 2021 – Joomchi Felt and Other Lace Felts
Sunday 24th to Friday 29th October 2021 – Cosy Felts for Winter
Sunday 5th to Friday 10th December 2021 – With Christmas in Mind, Felt Inspired

If you’re coming on one of our holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests can enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. Please add them on at the checkout stage.

How to book
To book online, please click on your preferred date above.
To book direct please call 01877 382 991 or email mail@gartmorehouse.com
If you have any questions, you may like to take a look at our FAQs but if you have any further queries, please contact our team directly.

Payment, Terms & Conditions
A £100 per person deposit is required to secure your booking. Full payment is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. For art, craft & activity holidays booked within 6 weeks of course start date, full payment is required at the time of booking. Art, craft & activity holidays are subject to availability and subject to change.

Our felting courses offer different themed workshops on certain dates; please read below for detailed information:

Painting with Wool for Personal Projects and Painting with Wool
Sunday 18th – Friday 23rd April 2021
Discover the delights of an intuitive approach through Art explorations into dry needle-felting and wet felting for a project of your choice.

Joomchi Felt and Other Lace Felts
Sunday 27th June – Friday 2nd July 2021
Based on the ancient Korean paper art of ‘Joomchi’, techniques have been developed into an innovative method for creating fine lace-like felts. In addition, over the years your tutor, Ewa, has developed a number of different ways for creating unique lace felts that she will share with you, for a variety of projects to wear or for use in the home.

Cosy Felts for Winter
Sunday 24th – Friday 29th October 2021
Create magical seamless felt hats, slippers, boots and mittens to keep you warm in the cold winter months ahead.

Baubles, Bangles and Beads (Jewel Felt Accessories)
Friday 26th – Sunday 28th November 2021
Explore and master a wide range of felting techniques so that you can make unique adornments for yourself, family and friends – a great way to make something special with a personal touch as a gift, or just for yourself!

With Christmas in Mind, Felt Inspired
Sunday 5th December – Friday 10th December 2021
Treat yourself, family and friends to unique personalized fine quality felt gifts to treasure, using a variety of felting techniques. From flat to sculptural, large or small magical projects – there is no limit to the possibilities within our time span. Plenty of fun guaranteed and plenty of stunning results! Come and join us!

2-night course

Friday
Check in is from 4pm where you will be welcomed by our staff. You are then invited to enjoy tea and coffee in the lounge where you can relax after your journey.At 6pm there is a welcome talk from the Gartmore House staff and a meet and greet session with the course tutors where they discuss what you will be doing over the coming days. This is also a great opportunity to meet your fellow guests. Dinner is served at 6:30pm in the downstairs dining room.

Saturday 
Tuition runs from 10am to 4pm. Enjoy a mid-morning and mid-afternoon tea and coffee break with homemaking so you can relax and have a natter with your fellow guests about everything you’ve been up to so far.All meals are served in the dining room.Evening tea and coffee is available in the lounge at 9pm.

Sunday 
Rooms need to be vacated by 10am. Spend the rest of the day indulging in your art or craft and enjoying tea, coffee and home baking mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Depart at 4pm.

 

5-night course 

Sunday
Check in is from 4pm where you will be welcomed by our staff. You are then invited to enjoy tea and coffee in the lounge where you can relax after your journey.
Come 6pm everyone will gather in the lounge for the Welcome Talk and Meet & Greet. This will give you the chance to get to know your fellow guests and tutor before the start of the course.
Dinner is served at 6:30pm in the downstairs dining room.

Monday to Thursday*
Throughout the week, tuition runs from 10am to 4pm with regular breaks for tea and coffee so you can relax and have a natter with your fellow guests about everything you’ve been up to so far.
All your meals are served in the dining room.
Evening tea and coffee is available in the lounge at 9pm.

*Wednesday
After a few days of working hard on your craft, you may like to take a break and head out for an afternoon to explore the local area. Choose from a range of trips to satisfy any cultural craving – from Deanston distillery, a boat trip on Loch Katrine or Doune Castle. All excursions are provided for an additional cost and are included at checkout. For more information see here. However, should you wish to continue your craft your tutor will be on hand from 10am-4pm Monday to Thursday to provide tuition.

Friday
Check out by 10am

What’s Included

  • Specialist tuition from Ewa Kuniczak
  • All materials required for the course
  • Full board catering
  • En-suite accommodation
  • Complimentary afternoon trip to Loch Katrine (5 night course only)
  • Complimentary transfers from Stirling train station are available on the arrival and departure days (pick-up from the station at 15:30, departs Gartmore House at 10:00 for 5-night breaks, and 16:00 for 2-night breaks).

All materials and equipment for your course will be provided by your tutor.

Tutor Ewa Kuniczak

Your felting tutor is the vibrant Ewa Kuniczak, Co-founder of the International Feltmakers Association.

Polish-born Ewa now lives and works in Scotland. She is an author, as well as a freelance lecturer and tutor in Art & Design and Creative Textiles (specialising in felting techniques). Ewa continues to produce her own work for exhibitions and high-profile fairs. She has travelled widely, studying costume, textile and felting methods, and continues to participate in international conferences, exhibitions and leading community projects. Ewa exhibits widely through the UK, USA and Europe on a regular basis, and is recipient of several awards, including Best in Show at the Royal Highland Show, and Innovation & Design.

Find out more about Ewa on her website

 

 Reviews from previous felting guests

  • ‘Look forward to returning. Many thanks.’ Tricia, Felting Holiday
  • ‘Had an amazing time. Loved being here. Good luck with the renovation.’ Lisa, Felting Holiday
  • ‘I’ve really enjoyed my stay. Thank you very much’. Linday, Felting Holiday
  • ‘Had a fantastic time. Thank you to all the staff’. Gillian, Felting Holiday
  • ‘I cannot express how much my husband and I enjoyed being at Gartmore, your staff could not have made us feel more welcome and I loved being taught by Ewa who is a remarkable tutor. Ewa has a wealth of experience and is most generous with her skills/knowledge. I will certainly be coming back.’ Lorraine & Steve, Felting Holiday

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