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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. Wet felting is a technique for binding wool roving/ fibres together. Barbara encourages you to be experimental and add gorgeous fibres such as alpaca, silks, hemp and even husky hair. She recommends starting with creating a picture, but any of the techniques below are achievable with a bit more skill and effort. 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 piece of art. What will I make? You can use the technique to make a landscape picture, cosy slippers, bag, a bowl, scarf OR even a felted upholstered footstool. IMPORTANT: PLEASE CHOOSE ONE FROM BELOW AND MESSAGE BARBARA YOUR CHOICE ON BOOKING *Landscape picture: Bring a selection of images for inspiration. Your picture will look amazing framed, a frame can be purchased from Barbara (subject to size and availability). *Bag, or bowl: These use a similar method to create a 3D piece in the shape of warm slippers or a bag. *Slipper- Cosy toes slippers. they are fitted to your feet and do not have a leather sole. this could be purchased offline- Additional charge of £5 for slippers- paid on the day *Vessels and bowls *Footstool: The small footstool has an additional cost of £17 and Barbara will have this made to order but needs 1 weeks notice. 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. *Nuno felted scarf - Please see the Nuno scarf making page - separately and book - £100. Confirmation for this courses is a minimum of 2 weeks before the date. Or message Barbara for more information. What to bring: Please bring a packed lunch. Bring a picture or a brief idea along for inspiration, books and many examples that you may like to use. Please also bring an old bath towel - large, this will protect you from getting a wet lap and the floor! Please enquire if you do not see a date to suit you as Barbara is happy to discuss alternative dates. .

What's included in the price?

5.5 hours of creative felting tuition - Expert tuition from 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

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 25yrs 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. * Gelli Plate Art

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • 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
  • Accommodation offered
  • Father's Day
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Venue

Penkridge, , , Staffordshire, ST19 5BL