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Crafty Hens

Felting for Hens… a craft hen party workshop packed with fun and creativity!

Fancy a relaxing afternoon or evening with your very best friends whilst you learn a new skill? An afternoon or evening’s felting offers you that very opportunity…

The popular idea of hen parties might be fake tiaras, L-plates and lewd-sloganed T-shirts, but here at Kippure Estate we offer lots of different options for a fun-filled afternoon or evening celebrating the bride-to-be’s rapidly about-to-end single status.

Our unique and entertaining felting workshop will teach you and your friends this ancient art and you will work together to create the bride-to-be a beautiful, felted lily bouquet.

Experience Not Necessary

There is no need to worry about prior experience or arty skills – felt lilies can be created by complete beginners and is suitable for everyone from the bride-to-be to her mum, her aunt, her young cousins and her fabulous friends (up to 20 people).

Your afternoon or evening will teach you the skills that will allow you to make most of the flowery options, including felt leaves and stamens.

So what does a felting class involve?

  • We will show you the basic technique of wet felting where warm, soapy water is applied to layers of wool to create a solid fabric.
  • Under the supervision of a skilled felt maker, you will work together to make contrasting and complementing flowers from that fabric – why not use the colours your bride-to-be loves, or you can choose to make something which will match her colour scheme for the big day?*
  • Together, your group will create their own individual flowers which will then be attached to each other to produce a unique and very special bridal bouquet.

All of the material and tuition is provided as part of the package and you can opt for an afternoon or evening session (the class lasts approximately two and a half to three hours), whichever time suits your party best.

*If you do want particular colours for your flowers though, please let us know in advance as these may need to be ordered three weeks ahead of your event.

People: Minimum of 8 people, maximum 20

Time: Our craft party workshops last between 2 and 3 hours

Price: on request.

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