About the Course
"What you can't hide, emphasise!"
Using needle felted wool to visibly mend a moth hole or tear in a much loved woollen garment can bring it back to life and many might say, even improve on the original.
Felt is the oldest known fabric to humankind. It is sustainable, visually appealing and its uses are numerous. We all know about darning but needle felting is another, rarer far more versatile way of mending a hole. It offers all sorts of creative solutions to the problem and brings new life to a garment, which will have people admiring your handiwork, though in many cases people assume the "mend" was an intentional and intrinsic part of the original.
In this workshop you will learn all about felt, how it is made, the different qualities, ways of making and some of its uses. We will specifically focus on needle felting, and how to use this to mend holes in jumpers. However, it is suitable for many other things and of course once you know the process, your options are limitless and you will have learned a new crafting skill as well as fixed your much loved item.
I have been a feltmaker for over 25 yrs and have worked with felt along with many other types of materials, in film and tv to fine art fabrication and events.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Felting needles, merino wool fleece, tea, coffee and biscuits are all included. You just need to bring yourself and the item you want to fix.
Please be advised that needle felting works best (for beginners) on medium to fine weight knitted items, e.g. cashmere and woollen scarves (if not too fine) but it can actually be applied to most fabrics. If the item is ravaged by holes, it might be too late...but it's always worth a try...
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.