Inspirational course covering wet felting and Nuno techniques in the beautiful Forest of Dean

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Description

Experimental felt-making day-course covering basic flat felt and Nuno techniques: Designing and making images and patterns, pre-felts, layering and all you need to get started as a felt maker! You will be shown how to design your own pattern or picture from an image or source of your own choice (don't worry if you haven't got any ideas, I've got lots of books and samples to inspire you) for either a wall hanging, cushion, scarf, or piece of fabric to be later made into something such as a bag or book cover. How to translate your image into felt, select colours, and use pre-felts and layering to form pockets and flaps. At the end of the day you will come away with a finished piece of felt to be made into a book cover, bag, or cushion, and the confidence to carry on and make lots more. We can also cover Nuno felting techniques to create beautiful fabrics suitable for scarves and garments. Due to Covid restrictions this course is now one to one, or for two people from the same household, and date can be arranged to suit. The course is run in my purpose-built studio at my home situated on a hillside in the beautiful Forest of Dean. The access is quite steep, and not suitable for wheelchairs unfortunately.

What's included in the price?

Materials and home baked snacks and lunch including soup or salads made from our home grown organic vegetables (in season).

Duration

1 day (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts

Maker


I have an established background in designing and making textiles, working primarily with wool. With a passion for colour, I work with machine knitted and felted wearables and soft furnishings, which I applique, embellish or stitch. I have become fascinated by hand felting for the freedom of colour mixing, mark making and sculptural possibilities it offers, which I find very exciting .

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Hen dos
  • UK Holiday
  • Intermediate level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Christmas
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Easter
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Public transport
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Venue

Kent Cottage, Blakeney Hill, Blakeney, Gloucestershire, GL15 4BS