Beret Workshop Report

Review of Feltwest Beret Workshop – Sue Eslick 

Saturday 4th August 2018 


Sue shared her extensive experience and knowledge of felting in general, and berets in particular, with an ease that made learning effortless for beginners, experienced felters and everyone else. Participants felt that the workshop was very relaxed, run in an organised and informative manner whilst moving along at a good pace without any sense of haste.  


Sue explained size and shape of possible variations in berets from a few basic templates, weights of wool for different end results and layout for effect with strength on the wearable edge before covering possible embellishments built into the felting process or added after felting is completed. There was a good range of Sue’s completed berets available for people to handle, try on and discuss. 


The time passed swiftly with participants fully engaged with the creative and constructive process in a day of good camaraderie and fellowship.  


General consensus amongst the workshop participants when asked for a few descriptive words was that the day was fun, relaxed, surprising, flexible, inspiring, impressive, joyous, informative, with a quality teacher and great results. 


Everyone left with a completed or near completed beret with clear instructions for finishing off their work and lots of ideas and options for further creations from templates provided by Sue with easy instructions for varying the end results.  


A productive day of fun thank you Sue. 


Thanks you Judi