YES! Living Felt offers felting workshops just west of Austin, TX! Past and present classes include needle felting animals and birds, felting pictures, nuno felting a dress, coat, scarf , hat, or shawl, wet felting over a resist to make felted slippers, cat caves, purses, etc.! We have also included classes for silk dying and eco-printing. Taking a felting workshop is great fun for hands-on learning. See our list of felting workshops below and call us with any questions at all!
Look for our easy 50% deposit and our "lay-a-way" program for multi-day classes! Also, read below on the LF BFF Travel Buddy program to find a roomie and save on lodging and car rental.
Living Felt brings talented and
experienced instructors from around the world so that our BFFs (Best Felting
Friends) can enjoy amazing opportunities for learning how to felt in person while also connecting
with others and making new friends. It's no secret, our classes sell out pretty darn fast, and some
end up with wait lists right quick. Due to the popularity, high demand and
limited spaces in these felting workshops, we offer the following the options
for reserving your space in one of our exciting classes to come.
Tuition is payable at the time
of registration. Students may opt to pay in full, or depending on the start
date of the class, students may have the option to select one of our payment
options. Payments other than full pay are to be made with a Credit Card and not with Paypal.
Full Pay: Pay the full price of the class at time of registration. Payment may be made via Credit Card, Paypal, Check or in person with Cash.
Two-Pay: When a class is more than 60-days away, the student can choose the
two-pay plan if paying by credit card.
50% will reserve your space in the class. The second payment is automatically billed 30-days later to the credit card used to reserve your space. Your credit card information is secure and is not stored on our system or in our store/office. Once payment is made with your CC, the merchant processor will apply any following payments based on the schedule above without our staff ever seeing your CC number.
Lay-A-Way: When a class is more than 120 days away Lay-a-way may be
offered. If available this payment plan can be selected if paying by credit card. If a lay-a-way payment plan is offered for a particular workshop, the
payment increments will divide the total cost of the class into 3 payments. The second and third payments are automatically billed 30-days later to the credit card used to reserve your space. Your credit card information is secure and is not stored on our system or in our store/office. Once payment is made with your CC, the merchant processor will apply any following payments based on the schedule above without our staff ever seeing your CC number.
Payment #1 reserves your space and is considered the deposit.
Payment #2 is will be automatically charged to your credit card 30-days later.
Payment #3 is will be automatically charged to your credit card 30-days after the 2nd payment.
If your initial class reservation was made with Paypal, we will call you to get a CC# for any future installments owed.
Please see our Refund policy below.
Fees vary by class. Materials
fees are additional and cover the cost of supplies provided by shop/instructor
and used by individuals for their in-class projects. Students may also be asked
to bring tools and materials of their own to the workshops. Materials Fees to
the shop or instructor are due at the conclusion of the workshop.
Due to financial commitments of
bringing teachers from out of town and out of the country, registered students
desiring to withdraw from a class with an out of town instructor must do
so no later than 60-days before the first class to receive a refund less 10%. For
classes by in-house instructors, withdrawal no later than 30-days is required
for refund. If you withdraw past the refund date, and a class is full, we will
try to help fill your seat from the wait list if there is one. If we are able
to fill your seat, a full refund will be granted. There are no make-ups,
refunds or credits for missing a regularly scheduled workshops.
If a class is full, it will say
"on back order". In that event, please email or call us to be placed
on a waiting list. We encourage you to get on the wait list if your chosen
class is full. When an opening comes available, the first person on the list
will be notified and will have 24 hours to respond. After that time, the seat
will be offered to the next person on the list, and so on. It has happened that
the 6th person on the list ends up being the one to attend, so do not be
discouraged...keep the faith ;)
If a class is canceled, you
will be notified approximately 30-60 days before class begins or sooner
whenever possible, and tuition will be refunded. When possible, classes not
held due to bad weather or instructor absence will be rescheduled.
We order lunch for the entire
group from local restaurants. Please bring cash for lunches. Depending on what
you order, average spend is $5-$10 per person. You may bring your own lunch and
snacks to workshops if desired. We also have healthy restaurants and a major
grocery store nearby. We provide coffee, tea, water, sparkling water and light
snacks to all of our guests at no charge.
BFF Travel Buddy
For multi-day workshops, you
may see the option to check a box and participate n the LF BFF Travel Buddy
Program. If you check this box, we will help you connect with other LF Friends
coming in to town in the hopes that you can pair up to save on cost of hotel
and car rental. Some people find cute
Air BnBs to share and really save a lot.
*See Our accommodations info below
LIVING FELT - Felting Supplies
2440 E Highway 290, Ste E1
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
*an uber from the airport is around $50, so connect with a BFF Travel Buddy for
a ride share
From Austin Airport, head West
on HWY 71
At the Y in Oak Hill, stay to
the left & continue forward on HWY 290
We are in a small complex next to FLORES RESTAURANT.
*If you use Google maps/places, Search LIVING FELT and not our address,
otherwise, it tends to give a
Accommodations & Hotels:
Students needing overnight accommodations may enjoy a variety of offerings in
the area from B&Bs, to very Austin funky hotels and chain hotels from
budget to elegant.
flying in a day early and/or leaving a day later, can be beneficial to
stay near the airport for the first/last nights and take advantage of free
shuttles -- plus save on car rentals.
Hotel & Suites (Sleep Inn Dripping Springs
*closest to Living Felt)
2720 E Hwy 290,
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
phone and tell them you are with LIVING FELT. They will give you a discounted
rate thru Thursday night, but you have to reserve by phone. ALSO...hotels do
not charge a cancel fee, and a lot of weddings are held here in the hill
country that get room blocks so RESERVE YOUR ROOM EARLY.
Holiday Inn Express
Springs 333 E Hwy 290,
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Hampton Inn Oak Hill
Austin, TX 78735
B&B's NEAR BY
(These are more towards Dripping Springs and not closer-in to Austin downtown)
AIR BNBs...to be nearest our shop look for these in DRIPPING SPRINGS 78620, or AUSTIN 78736, 78737, or OAK HILL 78735
White Stone Family Farm
Dripping Springs, Texas 78620
Gainer Inn (a bit in the country, cute place)
Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
To be closer to Austin, or more of a budget rate, stay closer to I-35 and
near I-71 or near the airport. Some people choose to do this on their 1st night
or last night to benefit from free airport shuttles.
For a more country feel, consider Wimberley or one of the following Inns:
Sage Hill Inn (Above Onion
Creek) or Blair House Inn