Learn to Felt - An Introduction to Felt Making in Birmingham
Ever wondered how to create felt? In this introductory workshop you will learn about the ancient art of felt making practised 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 practising 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 is in Birmingham, it starts at 10am and finishes at 2 pm. Attendees are asked to arrive at 09:45am so we can begin at 10am. It is suitable for beginners and people of all ages are welcome. Please get in touch for more information or or question about booking your place. If you would like to book for a group at your own venue, please contact me to discuss your requirements. Your tutor will be Emma Jackson, a felt maker with over twenty years experience teaching, designing & making felt for her award winning textiles company, Silversoles. The workshop takes 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 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.
4 hours (9:45am to 2:00pm)
Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Emma is an experienced textiles tutor and artist who specialises in making felt. She has over twenty 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.
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