Lisa Olson

Felt-making teacher

Based in
Lichfield, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Heart of the Country Shopping Village
Lisa  Olson | Felt-making teacher

Rates: £49.00 for general courses or £59.00 per day for slipper courses


Make an enquiry Phone: 0845 543 9046

o step into Lisa Olson’s shoes is to experience an explosion of innovative colour and design. The interior positively exudes creative thinking and adorning the Cath Kidston walls are some of the most must-have accessories Lisa creates including chic handbags, slippers, tea cosies, decorative bowls and jewellery. It is a testament to Lisa’s teaching skills and personality that ensure that the courses she runs weekly are frequently booked well in advance.

No prim and proper reserved “look as I do school of tutoring here”, guests are encouraged to give full vent to their creative streak - we all have one! Felt-makers have full input to their own design, from choosing the colour of the wool fibre, form and finishing touches. However it is Lisa’s attention to personal detail which puts her at the top of her league in this craft, even down to welcome tea and cakes served with no less style than at the Ritz.

Lisa Olson’s love affair with creative arts started at school with needle work and textile arts, Lisa quickly realised that she had a natural flair and ability to create wonderful things with threads, fabric, ribbons, buttons and left over bits and bobs.

After a short time Lisa began making things for family and friends adding finishing touches to a room such as a roman blind, customising bags and making unique accessories.

Lisa’s interest in creative pastimes continued into adulthood where she was able to save money by making and customising not only her wardrobe but home too.

Over the past 25 years Lisa has continued to develop her skills in all areas of creativity, from cleverly repairing worn trousers, creating decorative items for the home, up-cycling, paper crafting and felt-making. Lisa has acquired many industry standard accreditations and qualifications.

Lisa has travelled the UK as an experienced and published arts and crafts demonstrator for a leading arts and crafts supplier, spreading her message of creativity... promoting inclusion and confidence building across the UK.

Group Classes

Beginners Jewellery Making Courses

Tigerlily Makes felt-making courses are fun, relaxed and for all abilities, all materials and equipment will be provided on the day including lovely teas, biscuits and cakes. All you need to bring is yourself and a packed lunch or you could treat yourself to a tasty meal at one of the lovely restaurants on site.

All courses include free step by step project instructions for you take away and recreate your project at home.

Courses cost just £49.00 or £59.00 for the slipper courses which include a pair of slipper lasts for you to take home with you.

At the end of your felt making day you will have learnt all the techniques needed for you to create a finished project that you can take away with you. On the bag making course you will learn how to create a completely seamless bag, whilst on the jewellery course you will learn how to make a flat pieces of felt to sculpt into 3d pieces of jewellery and needle felting techniques to embellish your creations.

Tigerlily Makes will endeavour to accommodate anyone with a food allergy, please advise of any allergies at the time of booking. If you have a severe skin allergy and need protective gloves Tigerlily Makes will provide you with a pair of powdered latex gloves. If you have an allergy to latex please bring a suitable alternative.

Tigerlily also wants to make every endeavour to include people with disabilities. “The Boutique” has disabled access and whilst I can’t guarantee to have the facilities for every disability, I will certainly make every effort to accommodate individual needs.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Tigerlily Makes the Felt-making Boutique
Location: 
Heart of the Country Shopping Village, Swinfen, Lichfield, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Beginners Jewellery 18th and 25th March 2010 9.30- 3pm 1 day course (same course) 2 separate course dates
Rates: 
£49.00

Beginners Bag Course

Tigerlily Makes felt-making courses are fun, relaxed and for all abilities, all materials and equipment will be provided on the day including lovely teas, biscuits and cakes. All you need to bring is yourself and a packed lunch or you could treat yourself to a tasty meal at one of the lovely restaurants on site.

All courses include free step by step project instructions for you take away and recreate your project at home.

Courses cost just £49.00 or £59.00 for the slipper courses which include a pair of slipper lasts for you to take home with you.

At the end of your felt making day you will have learnt all the techniques needed for you to create a finished project that you can take away with you. On the bag making course you will learn how to create a completely seamless bag, whilst on the jewellery course you will learn how to make a flat pieces of felt to sculpt into 3d pieces of jewellery and needle felting techniques to embellish your creations.

Tigerlily Makes will endeavour to accommodate anyone with a food allergy, please advise of any allergies at the time of booking. If you have a severe skin allergy and need protective gloves Tigerlily Makes will provide you with a pair of powdered latex gloves. If you have an allergy to latex please bring a suitable alternative.

Tigerlily also wants to make every endeavour to include people with disabilities. “The Boutique” has disabled access and whilst I can’t guarantee to have the facilities for every disability, I will certainly make every effort to accommodate individual needs.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Tigerlily Makes the Felt-making Boutique
Location: 
Heart of the Country Shopping Village, Swinfen, Lichfield, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Beginners Bag 20th and 27th March 2019 9.30- 4pm 1 day course same course 2 separate course dates.
Rates: 
£49.00

Experience

Background & Experience

travelling the UK as an experienced and published arts & crafts demonstrator. A passion for the arts, Lisa has spread her message of creativity... promoting inclusion and confidence building. Always open to new experiences, and taking inspiration from traditional crafting techniques, Lisa turned her attention, and passion, to felt making.

It was a steep learning curve, but Lisa soon found her felt items in much demand at the national craft fairs she attended, alongside her acclaimed handmade cards. Commissions have followed, including special 'Safari' themed felt bags for local charity, African Joy.

Lisa’s background in creative arts started at school when she passed her needlework and textiles exams. Following this Lisa made her own clothes to save money whilst studying, which then grew into a love of textiles for home furnishings. Having made greetings cards with left over bits of fabric and recycled items from around the home, felt-making was the next natural step.

Dates: 
Jan 2010

Educational history

A Level

Dates: 
January, 2010
Institution: 
Stoke-On-Trent College
At this instute I passed all four A Levels, Sociology gave me an understanding of our society and the social economic and political issues affecting our society and understanding how we can better equip and empower our society. Literature covered the greats such as Bronte and how to read between the lines of the story teller.

City and Guilds Hairdressing

Dates: 
January, 2010
Institution: 
City and Guilds Stoke-On-Trent College
Over a two year period all aspects of creative hairdressing were covered such as colouring, cutting and hair styling.

Several Industry Standard Courses

Dates: 
January, 2010
Institution: 
City and Guilds
Many arts and crafts courses and accreditations have been aattended/attained over the years... too many to list all. Latest course is a City and Guilds in Felt-making Taught by Caroline Merril.

GSCE

Dates: 
January, 2010
in attaining this qualification all aspects of needlework were covered, such as hand & machine stitching, different types of hand and machine embroidery, cutting cloth for stitch, designing patterns. Overlocking, linings, soft furnishings, basic bag making and textile arts were covered.

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

THE SMALL PRINT

Tigerlily Makes felt-making courses are fun, relaxed and for all abilities, all materials and equipment will be provided on the day including lovely teas, biscuits and cakes. All you need to bring is yourself and a packed lunch or you could treat yourself to a tasty meal at one of the lovely restaurants on site.

All courses include free step by step project instructions.

Courses cost just £49.00 or £59.00 for the slipper courses which include a pair of slipper lasts for you to take home with you.

At the end of your felt making day you will have learnt all the techniques needed for you to create a finished project that you can take away with you. On the bag making course you will learn how to create a completely seamless bag, whilst on the jewellery course you will learn how to make a flat pieces of felt to sculpt into 3d pieces of jewellery and needle felting techniques to embellish your creations.

Tigerlily Makes will endeavour to accommodate anyone with a food allergy, please advise of any allergies at the time of booking. If you have a severe skin allergy and need protective gloves Tigerlily Makes will provide you with a pair of powdered latex gloves. If you have an allergy to latex please bring a suitable alternative.

Tigerlily also wants to make every endeavour to include people with disabilities. “The Boutique” has disabled access and whilst I can’t guarantee to have the facilities for every disability, I will certainly make every effort to accommodate individual needs.

Course Terms & Conditions

All courses cost £49.00 including materials and light refreshments such as teas, drinks, biscuits and cakes except the slipper course please see below.
The slipper course is charged at £59.00 as this includes a pair of slipper lasts in your size to take home with you.
The full amount of either £49.00 or £59.00 is payable in advance of your course date to secure your place.

Cancellation Policy:
If in the unfortunately event you have to cancel your course the cancellation charges are as follows:
Cancellation 1 month or more prior to the course date will incur a 50% charge unless the place is re-filled
Cancellation within 1 month to the course date will incur 100% charge unless the place can be re-filled

Unforeseen circumstances resulting in last minute cancellation:
If for some reason such as illness or a family emergency you are unable to attend, I do offer a discounted rate of 20% on another course booked.

Re-booking Fees:
Unfortunately with all courses booked comes a certain amount of administration, therefore if a course is re-booked more than once a £2.50 administration charge will be added to your booking.

What if Tigerlily Makes cancel’s the booking?
In the very rare event that Tigerlily Makes has to cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances, such as “An Act of God” or adverse weather conditions an alternative course date will be provided.

Make an enquiry Phone: 0845 543 9046

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