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Description

Barbara has many years of experience in teaching all areas of feltmaking and demonstrates the techniques so that even the absolute beginner can achieve a fabulous piece of art to take home. Although she recommends starting with pictures but any of the techniques below are achievable with a bit more rubbing. Please enquire if you do not see a date to suit you. Wet felting and needle felting are techniques for binding wool and other fibres together. Barbara encourages you to be experimental and add gorgeous fibres such as alpaca, silks, hemp and even husky hair. What will I learn? You will learn how to blend your colours and fibres like an artist mixes paints and incorporate a selection of alpaca, wensleydale curly tops and silky shimmers to enhance your picture. What will I make? You can use the technique to make a landscape picture, cosy slippers, a useful bag, a bowl, or an upholstered footstool. *Landscape picture: your picture can be taken away and framed *Slippers, bag, or bowl: These use a similar method to create a 3D piece in the shape of warm slippers or a bag. *Vessles and bowls *Footstool: The small footstool has an additional cost £15 and Barbara will have this made to order. You will upholster this in the lesson with your felt design. Size: Approx 10''x10'' x 2'' deep - with small block feet. Barbara has taught upholstery so this will be done correctly. Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cake) are provided. What to bring Please bring a packed lunch. Bring a picture or a brief idea along for inspiration, or I have images, books or examples that you may like to use. Please also bring an old bath towel which we will use in the felting process.

What's included in the price?

5.5 hours of creative felting tuition - Expert tuition from a creative feltmaker - Barbara from Feltworld - Refreshments provided. - Explore colour, texture with 100% fibres- wool, alpaca & silk! - Lots of inspiration ideas, examples are available - Maximum of 8 places so you get lots of attention

Duration

1 day (10:00am to 3:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts

Maker


Barbara from Feltworld Creative Arts is a multimedia artist, her art work is usually vibrant and colourful although she will teach you using more subtle colourways as well. With 25ys experience in art & design, she has a wealth of knowledge in the following: *Wet felting & Needle Felting *Batik painting- drawing with hot beeswax on cotton material & painting with fabric dyes. *Alcohol Ink painting is amazing fun too.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Accommodation offered
  • Father's Day
  • Weekends
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Residential
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Pet lovers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Easter
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • UK Holiday
  • Public transport
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Evenings
  • Stag dos
  • Spooky
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Christmas
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
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Venue

14 Frederick Road, Penkridge, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST19 5BL