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Description

Treat your feet and make a pair of hand felted wool slippers, perfect for keeping your toes toasty in the colder months. Learn new skills and leave with beautiful wearable art! Felted wool slippers offer luxurious comfort and health giving for your feet, offering natural insulation and breathable temperature regulation. As they are worn, the felted wool will mould to the shape of each foot adding further comfort to the wearer. The wearing of wool slippers against the skin is also said to helps to stimulate blood circulation! During the workshop you’ll make a pair of seamless felt slippers in a slipper style of your choice; be it boot, slip on mules or clog slipper shoe with a heel blast height of your choosing. Your slippers can be plain, patterned, multi-coloured or incorporate fabric & fibres to add interesting texture features. This is a great opportunity to learn several new techniques during a one day workshop and apply them to creating a finished project. The felting techniques you will use include…wet felting, seamless felting, creating a hollow form, shaping, fulling & blocking a 3d form, with the option of needle felting design elements. During the workshop you will * Be working with Corriedale batts / sliver * Plan & design your own unique slippers * Learn how to measure & create a template for your feet * Understand how to calculate the shrinkage * Make a resist pattern * Learn how to layout the wool fibres * Block the slippers for a professional finish * Have the option to further embellish your slippers * Understand types and methods to add non-slip soles. You will have access to a selection of fibres & yarns to embellish the slippers with, please do feel welcome to bring along any inclusions of your own to add too. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is suitable for those with experience / a solid foundation of felt making experience and wish to develop their skills further. Felting is physical and requires some stamina and upper arm strength. Light refreshments of tea, coffee & biscuits are provided. Please bring along a pack lunch, water proof apron and a camera to help you record your work stages. All felting materials and light refreshments are provided as part of the course alongside handout notes to help you continue to enjoy your chosen felt projects in future. Please Note: The non-slip soles are not included. These are available either by pre-order in advance of the workshop or can be ordered after the workshop for an additional fee. Many people like to order after the workshop to colour match the slippers they have made. The workshop starts at 10am and runs until 5pm, (participants are asked to arrive at 9:45am for a 10am start). If you have any questions, please get in touch for more information or queries about bookings messaging via the 'message the tutor' button.

What's included in the price?

All felting materials and use of equipment is provided as part of the course alongside handout notes to help you continue to enjoy your chosen felt projects in future. Light refreshments of tea, coffee & biscuits are provided. Please bring along a pack lunch, water proof apron and a camera to help you record your work stages. Please Note: The non-slip soles are not included. These are available either by pre-order in advance of the workshop or can be ordered after the workshop. Many people like to order after the workshop to colour match the slippers they have made.

Duration

7 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

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

Maker


Emma is an experienced textiles tutor and artist who specialises in making felt. She has over twenty 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
  • Teenagers
  • Stag dos
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Public transport
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Tutor can travel
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
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Venue

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