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

Tutor: Louise Curnin

Level:
All Levels

Typically for a max of 8 people.

Weekly Daytime

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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. Explore techniques with prefelts that can be used to create felt pictures with depth and texture.

During the workshops you will learn:

– How to lay background fibres
– How to make prefelt
– How to use prefelt
– How to achieve a balanced composition
– How subsequent layers affect each other
– How to add surface decoration
– The stages required to produce good quality felt

We will discuss how your work might be further enhanced with hand or machine stitching.

There will be a materials cost of £15 payable to the tutor on the course

Please click the title below to find out if there is anything you need to bring with you.

What to expect

A weekly course at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create and develop your skills. The weekly format allows you to develop your work and ideas between sessions, you can work more at your own pace and really feel you have moved on from week one to the end.

You can expect the usual warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet and get to know like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences.

There may be two courses going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the others are 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-session break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Due to the requirement for change-overs between morning/afternoon/evening sessions for weekly courses, the finish time given is fairly crucial – the session should not overrun.

All refreshments are included before and during the session each week although lunch is not. However, by popular demand we do provide a light lunch consisting of soup or similar and a pudding from 12:00pm until just after 1:00pm so that anyone attending either morning or afternoon sessions need not go hungry! The cost is £5 and it can be booked and paid for each week for the following week. It would be helpful if you could let us know if you require lunch for week 1.

What you’ll need to bring with you

Photographs or postcards of inspirational images to use as the basis of your designs.
Notebook, pen/pencil
Sharp Scissors
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 in which to take your finished work home if not fully dry
Plastic bowl (washing-up or mixing bowl)
Needle and thread to suit your colour preferences.

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.

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