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Fissures I - cracked mud vessels & cushions

Fissures I - Cracked Mud felt vessels

Duration: 1 day

Price: £70

Book with: Emma Jackson
at Emma Jackson (Silversoles - Felted Textiles)

129 Hazelhurst Road
Kings Heath
Birmingham
West Midlands
B14 6AG

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About the Course

Influenced by the colours and landscape during a recent trip to Iceland, I have been experimenting with the cracked mud and craters resist techniques to make felt with fissures in their surfaces.

I have designed this workshop day to combine this inspiration and explore how to use the 'cracked mud' technique in fact and 3d surfaces. You can choose between making a 3d vessel or a seamless cushion incorporating your cracked mud design.

I will supply images from Iceland for your colour platte and design inspiration, and encourage you to bring along your own images of geographical fissures from the land of 'Fire & Ice' or elsewhere, to work with too.

During the workshop you will;
- Be working with Corriedale batts
- learn how to create a template for your own cracked mud design
- Understand how to layout wool batts
- Learn how to make a resist pattern for a bowl or cushion

This is a great opportunity to learn several new techniques during a one day workshop and apply them to creating a finished object.

Bring a water proof apron and wear comfortable shoes and 'old' clothes you don't mind getting damp.

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 workshop will take place in her home studio in South Birmingham with a small group of no more than five. Please note: the studio is situated at the bottom of a garden with one step up to access the building.

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?

All materials and light refreshments are included.

A generous supply of tea, coffee & biscuits are available throughout the day and you are advised to being along a packed lunch.



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 15th February 2020

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Intermediate level
  • Other locations possible - tutor willing to travel
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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