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 with style and personality!
During the workshop you will learn:
– How to make a bag
– How to lay pure wool in layers around a resist
– How to make a hollow shape without seams
– How to add surface decoration
– The stages required to produce good quality smooth felt
There will be a £9 material charge payable on the day.
Please click on the title below to see a list of items to bring to the workshop if needed.
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
Apron, (preferably waterproof)
2 old towels (one to keep your hands dry when you are handling fibre and one to lay on your table space)
1 plastic bag (shopping bag size in which to take your finished work home if not fully dry)
Sharp scissors and notebook & pencil
Plastic bowl (washing-up or mixing bowl if you have one but we have many if not!)
Needle and strong thread
All materials will be provided by the tutor, but if you have any fancy yarn/fibre/fabric you would like to incorporate into your work, or would like advice about, please bring them along.