Learn how to 'paint' with 'fibres' to create a picture; abstract or realistic of a landscape or animal for a wall hanging or piece to frame. You will create your fibre painting using wool and a selection of yarn, fabrics and other fibres which you can later embellish further with stitch and/or needle felting. During the workshop we will;
*Discuss how to create perspective, focal points, balance and composition
*Examine your landscape/animal images & the sketches you have brought
*Plan how to translate your design ideas into felt
*Sketch & plan ideas (select colour & materials choices and selection of possible techniques to use)
*Create a felted landscape or animal image
Please note: Some knowledge of felt making is useful but not essential.
Bring along: you will need a selection of landscape / animal images and sketches to work from and any yarns, fabric or other material you'd like to include in your felted image.
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 four. Please note: the studio is situated at the bottom of a garden with one step up to access the building.
The workshop starts at 10am and runs until 4:00pm. Please get in touch for more information or to book your place.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials and light refreshments of tea, coffee and biscuits included throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch.
Bring along a selection of landscape / animal images and sketches to work from. Also if you have specific yarns, fibres and fabric you'd like to include in your image, bring these along too.
Wear old clothes and/or an apron.
Course fee payable in advance to secure a place on the workshop.
Small groups guaranteed, maximum of 4 students.
Emma Jackson at Emma Jackson (Silversoles - Felted Textiles)
129 Hazelhurst Road Kings Heath Birmingham West Midlands B14 6AG
I found the Landscapes in Wool workshop thoroughly enjoyable. Emma was very welcoming and has a lovely studio/workspace in her garden. From a photograph, I learnt about how to create perspective when felting and how to mix colours by carding. There was a wonderful range of colours to choose from. I found Emma an extremely good teacher. She gave clear instructions and provided help when required. I am a novice felt maker and realised how much there is to learn and discover in the world of felt making. I hope to go to another workshop sometime in the future.
A wonderful and inspiring day's workshop. Emma gently took us through the design process in a clear and informative, easily accessible way. The small group was perfect and each one of us had brought a different type of image to create a wool 'painting', which enabled us to discuss and understand different possibilities to achieve pictures. Blocking, laying and blending the wool really 'felt' like
painting! There is a wonderful, extensive array of colours and types of wool rovings and all manner of fibres to choose from, allowing endless possibilities. Emma is clearly a very experienced, generous tutor and brings her expertise as a designer and felt maker to her teaching. There was a good balance
of support and instruction, with space for our own creativity. The studio is well equipped and an ideal
place for this activity. It's set in a charming garden where we had lunch under the tree with the
chickens clucking. We all had a thoroughly enjoyable day and we thrilled with our results. Thank you Emma!