Feltmaking Without Seams – Decorative Vessels

Tutor: Louise Curnin

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

Level:
Intermediate

Typically for a max of 10 people.

Full Day

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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 landscape theme. Develop a landscape on the surface of your vessel by applying wool fibres in a painterly fashion. To create the impression of a landscape or mimic natural things in the landscape such as stones you can add decorative fibres to enhance the surface. Working on a circular resist the vessel can be shaped in different ways to suit your own idea.

Please note there is a £6 material charge payable on the workshop day.

Please click the link below to see a list of items to bring with you to the workshop.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

Please bring the following with you:
a medium size towel (bigger than a hand towel)
plastic apron if you have one
sharp scissors
needle and polyester tacking thread in a neutral colour
notebook and pencil
gloves if you have sensitive skin
small plastic bag to take your damp work home in.

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