Gain a better understanding of wet feltmaking…with the IFA

Discovering Feltmaking course International Feltmakers Association course

This online workshop has been developed by the International Feltmakers Association to help create an understanding of the process of making wet felt, paying particular attention to the quality of the finished felt.

This is the foundation on which all your future feltmaking experiments and projects will be based and is also the perfect stepping stone for those new to feltmaking who may want to go on to embark on CiFT, the IFA’s in-depth Certificate in Feltmaking Techniques.

About the course

The workshop is delivered step by step on screen and also as a downloadable or printable pdf through Ruzuku. You can work at your own pace and use the online group forum to ask the co-ordinator any questions you may have. If other students are doing the course at the same time you can join in with the group discussions.

The course runs several times a year with a period of access to the online material.

How to book

The course costs $32 and is booked through Ruzuku. Please click on the button below to book. The price equates to approximately £25 or €29 but is dependent on the exchange rate.


2021 Course Dates


  • Enrolment opens 2 January 2021.
  • Coursework access begins January 11 and ends 28 February 2021
  • Future courses: May/June, October/November

Need materials for the course?

If you do not have materials for the course, you may purchase a fibre pack from us.

What you have said…

Sarah: Just wanted to say a huge thank you for a fantastic course. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a lot. It’s been incredibly rewarding to acquiring a new skill under such encouraging guidance and has given me the confidence to carry on with my felt making journey and investigate further projects after the course. Thank you for your patience, tips and encouragement Louise. Good Luck to everyone else.

Olivia: I’d like to add to the other comments here, and say that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this course. Your comments and feedback have always been very encouraging and helpful, and it’s been lovely to see the progress made throughout the course. I am sad that the course is coming to an end as I’ve loved every moment.

Sylvia: Being self taught I have learnt a lot from this course. How to make neat edges, that the wools can shrink far more than you think they will and being able to leave the felting and return to it when rested is good to know.

I have a keener awareness and interest in where the different fleeces come from and how they react to felting as well as learning about microns and staple. So yes, this course has been good for me and I have enjoyed reading other people’s comments.

So, thank you Louise for all your hard work and encouraging comments.Samples from DF course - International Feltmakers Association

Register an interest

If you would like the opportunity to participate but the next course is not for several weeks, please use the form below to register interest. If enough people do this at the same time there is a possibility for an extra course can be set in motion for you.