Kirsty E Smith

Textiles: wet-felting teacher

Based in
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire
Kirsty E Smith | Textiles: wet-felting teacher

Rates: Children's Craft Parties 2hrs. Prices including materials £15 per child (min 7 children)

Make an enquiry Phone: 07739959951

Hello I’m Kirsty.
I have worked with textiles all my life. Starting with sewing my own clothes aged 10, winning a national sewing competition aged 11, then a ‘sidetrack’ into accountancy and running my own artisan cheese shop, then back to study Contemporary Crafts at Manchester Metropolitan University. I graduated with 1st Class Hons in 2006. Since then I have run my own business which specialises in wet-felting and working with children.
I also make and exhibit my own work

I have significant experience of working with people with mental health issues including working with older people living with Dementia and four years of summer projects with young people in Mental Health wards. Most recently I worked for two years as a Textiles Teacher in a special school in Sheffield. My teaching was given special mention by OFSTED Feb 2016.

Now, Sept 2017, I am starting a one year Teaching Qualification. PGCE D&T Textiles at Sheffield Hallam University.
I welcome enquiries about working in schools, hospitals and also children’s craft birthday parties.

More feedback:
"Absolutely fantastic! Kirsty makes something that looks so difficult and expensive so easy to do. Brilliant for all ages and she takes time to explain every step of the way."
Julie Abbotts, participant at Bilston Craft Gallery


PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education)

Sep 2017 - Jul 2018

Educational history

PTTLS Preparation to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector

January, 2009 - March, 2009
University of Wolverhampton

BA Hons (1st Class) Contemporary Crafts

September, 2002 - June, 2006
Manchester Metropolitan University


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


Travel within 10 miles of S4 4QP Sheffield is FREE. For longer journeys a small charge of 45p per mile is added.

Make an enquiry Phone: 07739959951

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