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Learn to Felt

Duration: Half day

Price: £35

Run by: Emma Jackson
at Emma Jackson (Silversoles - Felted Textiles)

129 Hazelhurst Road
Kings Heath
West Midlands
B14 6AG

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About the Course

Ever wondered how to create Felt?
In this introductory workshop you will learn about the ancient art of felt making practiced by nomadic people of Central Asia for thousands of years and now being adopted by textiles artist across the globe today. You will learn about the process of bonding wool fibres together using the wet felting method, from laying out the loose fibres to working them together with other exotic fibres to form a new and unique fabric. You can use your completed felted work to stitch into, frame, embellish other textiles with and much more.

Included in the workshop will be tips on pulling out the fibres from the wool tops, creating even felt, how to incorporate other fibres and yarns along with notes to take home on where to buy wool tops and recapping the process so you can continue practicing your new skills.

You can make abstract, decorative textured flat pieces or try creating a picture in wool. For inspiration bring along images, sketches and photos to help you on your creative journey.

The workshop starts at 10am and finishes at 2 pm. It is suitable for beginners and people of ages are welcome. (Under 16 must are entitled to a discounted ticket of £25, and be accompanied by a full ticket paying adult).

Please get in touch for more information or to book your place.

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 or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials and light refreshments of tea, coffee & biscuits are provided as part of the courses alongside handout notes to help you continue to enjoy making your chosen felt projects in the future.

Want to review this course?

Thoroughly enjoyable day. Emma is very knowledgeable and talented and she explained/demonstrated the techniques very well. The small class-size meant we had as much personal help and attention as needed and were able to work at our own pace. It was particularly good to be able make something of our own choosing as we all had very different styles. I came away with a scarf that I will definitely wear.
I hope to return for further courses.

- - #19251

Thank you Emma, we really enjoyed the Nuno felting scarves course.

It was good to be in a small group of three as we were able to get lots of help and advice where needed. It was good though that you let us develop our own ideas and skills. We ended up with three completely different scarves in the group.

Your knowledge was invaluable and your enthusiasm infectious.

Love your garden 'hideaway'.

Looking forward to coming again.

- - #19179

Decided on a whim to go and do a beginner’s felting course, and really enjoyed it. Making felt is an absolutely fascinating process. Emma demonstrated everything and showed us a variety of different yarns which could be used. Absolutely thrilled to come away from the course with two pieces of handmade felt - amazing to think that we actually handmade a piece of material! Emma left us with an information sheet to take away and a list of stockists to have a look at so all in all a really informative morning.

- - #19017

Just loved it!! I was brought a beginners felting course as a present & wasn't sure really what to expect. Emma explained everything, the instructions were easy to follow & she would demonstrate how to do things. Emma was also there to help or offer advice all the way through. I found it really interesting and would say to anyone ,if you have a slight interest give it a go. I went home with my finished piece, which I was really proud of and I'm going to make it into a cushion. Emma was so friendly & helpful I would highly recommend it. I'm looking forward to booking more sessions.

- - #13393

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 18th May 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Child friendly
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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