Feltmaking – Crossbody Bag with Leather or Webbing Straps

Tutor: Louise Curnin

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

Level:
All Levels

Typically for a max of 7 people.

Full Day

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Join Louise in the magical process of wetfelting to make a crossbody messenger bag inspired by the landscape. Using a variety of fibres you will create a bag with a long flap which you will decorate with wool and exotic fibres to create your pattern. You will then apply your own energy to turn the fibres into felt. Your bag can then be completed by adding a handmade leather (or webbing if you prefer) strap and a magnetic clasp.

Bring sharp scissors, hand towel and bath towel, sewing needle and strong thread (grey) and a goodly amount of elbow grease.

Please note there will be a £15 material charge (Webbing Straps) or £18 (Leather Straps) 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

Bring sharp scissors, hand towel and bath towel, sewing needle and strong thread (grey) and a goodly amount of elbow grease.
Apron, (preferably waterproof)

“Excellent tutor. I struggled with the rolling due to a back problem and tutor happily helped me.”

– Polly

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