Join feltmaker Louise Curnin for a day creating a stunning summer weight shawl.
Combining two beautiful textiles, fine merino wool and pure silk, you will create a soft draping, lightweight summer shawl using the nuno wet felting technique. You will create your own attractive pattern to edge and add detail into the body of the shawl, keeping it very light and delicate.
Please note there is a materials charge of £10 payable on the day for this workshop.
Click the heading below for find out what you need to bring with you if anything.
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 medium size towel (bigger than a hand towel)
plastic apron if you have one
needle and polyester tacking thread in a neutral colour
notebook and pencil
gloves if you have sensitive skin
small plastic bag to take your damp work home in.