Fissures I - Cracked Mud Vessels / Panel



Influenced by the colours and landscape during trips 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 flat and 3d surfaces. You can choose between making 3d vessel ora panel (for future use as a wall piece or to make into a cushion) incorporating your cracked mud design (depending on your prior feltmaking experience). I will supply images from Iceland for your colour palette and design inspiration, and encourage you to bring along your own images of geographical fissures from the land of 'Fire & Ice' or elsewhere in the world, to inspire your work with too. During the workshop you will; - Be working with Corriedale batts and slivers - learn how to design and create a template for your own cracked mud design - Understand how to layout wool batts /slivers - Learn how to make a resist pattern to create the cracked mud (and for a bowl if you choose this option). This is a great opportunity to learn several new techniques during a one day workshop and apply them to creating a finished object. We have water resistant apron you can use, but you are welcome to bring your own water proof apron. Do wear comfortable shoes and 'old' clothes you don't mind if they get damp. Your tutor will be Emma Jackson, a felt maker with over twenty five+ 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.

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/. You are advised to being a packed lunch.


6½ hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Emma is an experienced textiles tutor and artist who specialises in making felt. She has over twenty five+ 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
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Stag dos
  • Tutor can travel
  • Public transport
  • Intermediate level
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Weekends
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
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