About the Course
Join us for a weekend of floral felt making. We love to develop new courses with our tutors and we think you’ll love this one! A whole weekend of walking, sketching, observing and felt making with needle felter Ruth Packham.
Get a glimpse of the creative realm Ruth inhabits in terms of thought process, design ideas, conceptual concerns and selection of images. Ruth will teach and guide you through your own creative journey in the process. Gain your own inspiration from our surroundings to produce your own photographs, drawings and ultimately piece of botanical felt work.
After a short introduction from Ruth about her own ideas, processes and work, we can head to the nature reserve and local beach for inspiration. You will be let loose in and around the area with a camera and sketchbook to gather ideas (this will be weather dependent).
Then after lunch you will begin to develop your ideas, collating and looking at what inspired you outside.
Ruth will guide you through the creative process of how to simplify your visual ideas into those that can be made into a felted sculpture.
By the end of the day you will have a clear plan ready to begin felt making on day two.
Ruth, with samples which she has made, will demonstrate how to construct elements of your sculpture: showing felt making techniques. Having chosen your wool you will begin to make your felt sculpture.
You will be shown both wet and dry felting techniques and be provided with all the materials needed.
Wet felting can be a fairly physical process and involves water and soap. No previous felt making experience is needed but patience is essential.
The two days encompasses drawing, photography, design and felt making.
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