An Introduction to Nuno Felting

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Description

A fabulous opportunity to advance your felting knowledge by learning how to make sumptuously textured surfaces. During the day you will learn how to fuse the traditional technique of wet felting with the contemporary nuno process. By combining wool fibres with a selection of fabrics, we will explore how different fabrics and the way they are laid out interact with wool to felt, creating a myriad of patterns and textures. We will make a series of samples pieces for your to take away for use as reference to aid your feltmaking, helping you plan and design beautiful nuno fabrics for future project. During the day you will select the colour(s) and fabrics you wish to work with to gain an understanding of how and why wool fibres adhere to fabric, observe how different textured effects are possible using different weights and types of fabric and wool, and apply this knowledge to make your own samplers using fabrics such as silk chiffon, habotai, linen, cotton, devore and more. All felting materials and light refreshments of tea, coffee & biscuits are provided as part of the courses alongside handout notes to help you continue to enjoy making your chosen felt projects in the future. Please bring along a packed lunch. Workshops runs from 10:00- 4.30pm with a break for lunch. Please get in touch for more information, to discuss your requirements or to book your place. Your tutor will be Emma Jackson, a felt maker with over twenty five years experience teaching, designing & making felt for her award winning textiles company, Silversoles. The workshop will take place in her home studio in South Birmingham with a small group of no more than five. Please note: the studio is situated at the bottom of a garden with one step up to access the building.

What's included in the price?

All felting materials and light refreshments of tea, coffee & biscuits are provided as part of the courses alongside handout notes to help you continue to enjoy making your chosen felt projects in the future. Please bring along a packed lunch.

Duration

6½ hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts

Maker


Emma is an experienced textiles tutor and artist who specialises in making felt. She has over twenty five+ years experience teaching, designing and making felt for her award winning textiles company, Silversoles. Emma enjoys teaching and feels it plays an important role in her practice.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Public transport
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Parking provided
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Stag dos
  • Tutor can travel
  • Intermediate level
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Venue

129 Hazelhurst Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 6AG