Have you ever fancied trying the ancient craft of felt making? I offer you the opportunity to learn how to make felt using the 'wet felting process' using fleeces from our own flock of sheep.
We start by looking at some raw fleeces and quickly move on to show you processed ones. I describe the tools required and how to use them, then show you some basic techniques before you embark on making your own felted item to take home with you.
This course is aimed as an introduction into felt making and as such you will make a flat piece of work such as a table mat, picture, small wall hanging or cushion front panel.
I am a graphic designer by trade and am very creative. I love sewing, knitting, drawing, growing vegetables and anything really to do with running our smallholding. I originally learnt to make felt (quite a few years ago now) by going to my local arts centre which was funded by the local council. I wanted to do something with the fleeces from my small flock of rare breed sheep as the fleeces are extremely good for craft purposes. I enjoyed it so much that I have never stopped making felted items since. It is such a diverse craft that is great fun, you can let your imagination run wild and even if you are not naturally arty you can still create fantastic items in felt.
If the weather permits we also go to meet my sheep and see where the original raw fleeces came from.
If you would like more info or like to book a place (maximum 8 people) please contact me.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
1. Raw fleeces to look at.
2. Plain coloured processed fleece to use for the background.
3. Dyed fleeces for creating the felted 'art' imagery.
4. Carders, netting, bamboo mats, soap etc. Basically, all the necessary items required for the wet felting process.
Refreshments will be available too :-)
3 hours (1:30pm to 4:30pm)
Next available date
14th August 2021
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