Course Provider: Emma Jackson (Silversoles - Felted Textiles)
Contact Name: Emma Jackson
129 Hazelhurst Road
Course Length: 1 day
5 star rating, 12 reviewers.
The Felt Techniques - Sampling Days gives you the opportunity to spend a day learning how to achieve one or more specific felting techniques. The Sampling Day will be tailored to meet your level of felting experience, ability and interests. Each Sampling Day is organised by discussing which processes you would like to explore with the tutor.
Felting Making techniques to sample include:
* Edging - Scalloped, Tasselled
* Flaps, Pockets and Fins
* Felt Balls
* Cutaways and Grids
* Nuno Felting
* Cracked Mud
* Trapunto & Inlays
* Microwave dying felt
* Needle Felting: Embellishment detail and 3d work
* Shibori Felting - Spikes, Ripples, Pleasts, Pebbles, Coral Wave, Nuno resits
This list is not exhaustive! If there is a technique you are interested in & it's not listed here, or you have any questions about the felting techniques offered, please contact me and I will be happy to help.
This is a great way to expand your range and knowledge of different felting processes with an experienced professional felt maker and textiles artist. Useful for a those undertaking the International Feltmakers Associations' Certificate in Feltmaking, (IFA CiF), for Professional Development or the pleasure of learning new felt making techniques.
During a days workshop (depending on your previous experience) usually between 1-3 techniques can be tried.
The cost of a sampling day ranges from £160 for 1-2-1- tuition to £75 + per person for groups for 4
The workshop usually start at 10am and runs until 4:00pm.
Please get in touch for more information or to book a workshop.
Your tutor will be Emma Jackson, a felt maker with over fifteen years experience teaching, designing & making felt for her award winning textiles company, Silversoles. The workshops take place in her home studio in South Birmingham for small groups of up to four. (Please note: the studio is situated at the bottom of a garden with one step up to access the building.) The Felt Sampling Day workshops can also be arranged for larger groups at your own venue, for example the Sampling Days have been been delivered with schools, colleges, guilds and textiles groups.
Not What Your Looking For? Are you looking to make a finished item rather than sampling? Do you want a workshop focused on making one specific finished item, such as a bag, scarf or book jacket? If this is more your thing, please contact me and we can discuss your ideas - I would be delighted to work with you.
What's included in the price?
All materials and light refreshments are provided as part of the courses alongside handout notes to help you continue to enjoy making your chosen felt projects in the future.
For Studio workshop...
*All materials and handout notes are provided for the Studio workshops.
*A plentiful supply of tea, coffee and biscuits are provided throughout the day.
*Participants are asked to bring along a packed lunch.
*A home made lunch can be provided on request, £5 per person, please contact to arrange.
( A Materials Pack can be purchased for larger groups. by arrangement at external workshops)
Di Fenn -
Susan Frier -
Tina Watkins -
Mary Sotheran -
Beryl Trimby -
Carol Clark -
Jan Woolfenden -
Andrea Flowers -
Carolyn Giddings -
Anne Thumpston -
Val Payne -
Sandy Bridge -
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.