Beginners Feltmaking – Key Techniques for Wet Felting (3 x 3 hour afternoon sessions)

Tutor: Louise Curnin

Level:
Novice

Typically for a max of 6 people.

Half Day

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Dates: Wed 05, 12 & 19 Oct 2022

Join Louise and learn about this fascinating craft. This is the perfect introduction, spread over 3 consecutive weeks, where you will have the chance to experience the process of wet felting and learn how to create beautiful work in felt. Be inspired to use felt in your craft projects, but beware, experience shows feltmaking is very addictive!

On this workshop you will:

Session 1:
– Learn the basic skill needed to make flat felt from wool fibres
– Learn a little about the felting properties of different types of wool fibres
– Understand the wet felt making process

Session 2
– Introduce and apply elements of pattern and design using the wet method

Session 3
– Explore options for enhancing, embellishing and using your felt by adding thread, beading and/or needle felting techniques to complete your design.

There will be a materials cost of £5 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

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.

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-session break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. All refreshments are included.

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.

What you’ll need to bring with you

Please bring with you....

An old bath towel and a small towel for your hands
A plastic apron if you want to protect your clothes though we have some available.
Sharp scissors though some will be available.
A notebook and pencil.
Gloves if you have very sensitive skin

Embellishments for week 3 which will be discussed in week 2

“Friendly, clear advice at every stage. Just thanks for a great day with a great tutor as always.”

– Jackie

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