- Lets make felt, Taster session - Tutor Linda Robinson
6:30 pm - 9:00 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 email@example.com to book your place.
Colour and fluff, a perfect way to spend an evening making a piece of felt to introduce you to the world of felt making, for beginners.
Choose you your colours from the wonderful range of merino fibres stocked in the shop (all materials are included in the workshop) Linda will teach you how to handle the fibres to get the best results; we will make a square of felt, loosely interpreting a sea or landscape. Once happy with your design learn how to wet and soap your fibres covering with net to keep them in place. Work in the warm water then begin the felting process.
The last step is the full the fibres this is when the fibres start to shrink – creating a fabric, correct rinsing follows then remove as much water as possible then you will be able to take home your first piece of felt and leave to dry flat in a warm place.
Handmade felt create a beautiful surface for you to embroider into once dry, if you need a new stitch surface to experiment with of just want to try your hand at simple felt making this is the evening for you.
You will need
- An apron.
- A margarine tub.
- cheap carrier bag (plastic)
- 2 towels
We will provide
- all the fibres
- tea coffee and biscuits
Venue: Creative Thread Studio
Our Creative Thread Studio sits above our new shop, at 68b Church Street. We opened on the 21st July 2018,
The studio space offers excellent light to work and air conditioning, comfy chairs and two work surfaces for you. We have ample plug sockets and ironing surfaces, facilities to provide refreshments, a microwave.
However the studio is on the first floor. We can offer to carry your machines and bags up stairs for you.