This workshop will give you a taste of the art of felt making. You will not only learn the basic skills needed to to make flat felt from wool fibres, but also techniques for adding surface texture and form. During the workshop you will create a unique and eye catching beach and rock pool inspired wall hanging to take home. You will:
– Learn a little about the felting properties of different types of wool fibres
– You will understand the felt making process
– You will introduce simple elements of pattern, colour and design into your feltmaking using the wet felt method
– You will learn how to add texture and incorporate found objects to create interest and add to your design
You will finish the day with a beautifully decorated piece of artwork. Previous experience is not essential however you must be prepared to work off your wonderful ArtisOn lunch with a bit of physical exercise working with the wet felt!
Please click the title below to find out what to bring with you for this 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
A large towel.
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