- Feltmaking for Beginners 4 Week Course - Tutor Linda Robinson
22/01/2018 - 12/02/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Booking Information: online payments are taken securely via PayPal – you do not need to have a Paypal account. If you prefer not to book and pay online, please call Linda or Rebecca on 01995 603363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
About The Workshop…
Felt is the oldest fabric known to man; today it’s loved for its decorative qualities both in crafting and fashion Enjoy exploring four methods of felt making on this 4 week course .
Dates, 10am – 4pm, Monday – 22nd, 29th January. Monday 5th and 12th Feb 2018
You Will Learn
On this course, Linda Robinson will teach you how to make felt using bright colourful merino fibres. You will be making pictures, learning how to use a resist to make a bowl and nuno felting a lovely silk and fibre scarf.
The course will be broken down into four parts each day covering a different technique.
Weeks 1& 2
We will introduce you to the method of making felt how to lay the fibres down and the technical stuff of wetting, soaping, felting and fulling your piece until it has formed into a wool fabric.
We will be making pre-felts using lots of colour, all these skills will be combined to make felt pictures.
Try your hand at making a bowl using a resist turn a flat piece of felt into a 3d decorative bowl, or a purse.
Nuno felting combining fibres and fine silk chiffon to make a scarf.
Beginners and those wanting to improve their felt making skills
- Equipment can be borrowed throughout the course.
- Some materials
- Tea and biscuits
What to bring
- 2 Large towels
- 24 × 24inch square of bubble wrap x 2
- 24 inch square of tulle netting
- small plastic bowl (margarine tub)
- 1 litre, size empty plastic milk carton
- 2 x carrier bags
- waterproof apron
- if you have your own bamboo mat for rolling felt bring it along
- if you have your own merino fibres you are welcome to use them, otherwise they can be purchased on the day.
A beginner’s kit is available to buy on the course or from the High Street shop in Garstang for £10 which includes bamboo mat bubble wrap and netting.
Fibres can be bought from Linda on the course as and when they are needed.