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Felted hat using technique of fibre lamination

Duration: all day

Price: £75

Run by: Lena Archbold
at Lena Archbold - Textile Art & Design


Ferndale Terrace
Tyne and Wear

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About the Course

You will learn how to create a soft well draped, beautiful and high-quality felted hat, create a smooth and textured decor with the help of fibres, yarns, nepps and even finished felt. How to calculate coefficient of shrinkage and build a hat pattern to create seamless well fitted hat.

You will learn non traditional felting technique called fibre lamination which is very popular amongst Eastern European feltmakers. It allows to create a soft, light, well draped, easy to stretch felt which also keeps shape well and as a result is widely used in making of felted clothes. The technique of fiber lamination makes it possible to create two-sided hat being able to style the hat created in various styles.

Please pay £35 to secure your place and a remaining balance of £40 to be paid 3 weeks before the workshop.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials including merino wool; various silk off cuts; various silk and viscose fiber; knitting yarns; felt off cuts

All felting tools;
Light refreshment

What to bring:
If you have silk fabric off cuts;
If you have wool yarns;
If you have felts off cuts;
2 hand-size towels;
latex gloves;
olive oil soap;
one black bean bag;
a small plastic container for water; and packed lunch.

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I attended this class today and I have to say Lena is brilliant. She gives 1:1 tuition to each group member. The class is very informal and fun. Lena provides a lovely apple cake and unlimited tea or coffee.

I would highly recommend attending one of Lena's courses, you will definitely learn lots of new techniques.

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Course Start Dates

Tuesday 26th February 2019

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  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos

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