Louise Curnin

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After working in the steel industry for 17 years Louise moved to the Yorkshire Dales, running a small business from home. Told she was rubbish at art at school, Louise wanted to revisit her creative side and as luck would have, ArtisOn had just started up in 2010. She started to do a few workshops at ArtisOn – painting, hat blocking, textiles and soon hit upon Sheila Smith’s feltmaking. She got the crafting bug! Particularly influenced and inspired Sheila’s workshops, Louise galvanised a group of felt enthusiasts who she’d met on Sheila’s workshops into a regular group. Calling themselves “Sheila’s Addicts”, Louise organises the group which meets regularly at ArtisOn or at Preston under Scar where Louise lives. They share ideas, help one another and just chat. This mutual support has fired up several members of the group to do their City and Guilds. When Sheila retired in 2015, Louise completed the circle took over some of her ArtisOn felt workshops as well as developing many new workshops of her own. In 2017, Louise was also one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the Fleece Gallery in Reeth – a gallery run collectively by makers.

Louise’s Courses

NEW

Feltmaking - Exploring with Prefelts ( 6 x 3 hour afternoon sessions)

Wed, 7 Oct 2020

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The course runs over 6 afternoon sessions - 7th, 14th & 21st October, 4th, 11th & 18th November. Join feltmaker, Louise Curnin, and learn how to exploit techniques using prefelts in your work....

£160

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

Introduction to Wet Felting - Textured Rock Pool Wall Hanging

Sat, 2 May 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join feltmaker Louise Curnin for this workshop and get a real taste of the art of felt making. You will not only learn the basic skills needed to make flat felt from wool...

£85

Info & Book

Novice

8 spaces available

NEW

Feltmaking - Handfelted 3D Christmas Tree

Fri, 27 Nov 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a day of festive feltmaking with Louise and make your own very unique 3D felted Christmas tree. Using wet felting techniques you will make a tiered Christmas tree on a simple resist...

£85

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Feltmaking - All-in-One Shetland Felt Bag

Thu, 1 Oct 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Using natural wool batts, learn how to create a bag on a simple resist using the wet felting process, shape an integrated handle and finish with a fastening. Your handfelted bag will ooze...

£85

Info & Book

All Levels

10 spaces available

NEW

Feltmaking - Decorative Vessels Without Seams

Wed, 23 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn how to make a three dimensional felt vessel without seams using the resist wet feltmaking technique. Louise will guide you through the process of making your vessel with decoration inspired by a...

£60 £75

Info & Book

All Levels

1 spaces available

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