In-person course
in Birmingham

Textured Felt Book Jacket in Birmingham

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Description

Spend an enjoyable day learning to felt a textured book jacket sleeve with a unique design of your own. This is a great workshop for beginners wishing to advance their felt making skills and for those who want to expand their felting knowledge. Workshop attendees can choose to work in a range of colours from our extensive wool store. Those attendees with some felting knowledge under their belts may want to work in white wool to then dye their creation at the end of the session. You will learn how to; *incorporate a selection of yarns and fabrics into your felt *construct a seamless edge *use a resist to create the book jacket slip pocket ends OR create a flat piece to machine sew the edges. *make a felt rope to bind and tie your book jacket closed Optional: dye felted wool using acid dyes. Instruction notes are provided to take home on where to buy wool tops and recapping the process, so you can continue practising your new skills. Our Textured Felt Book Jacket workshop takes place in Birmingham. It is suitable for beginners and people of all ages are welcome. If you have any questions about the course or would like to book for a group at your own venue, please email me with your requirements.

What's included in the price?

What is provided in the workshop? All materials and equipment are provided. Illustrated handouts notes are offered to enable you to continue to practice what you learn during the workshop. We suggest you bring along a camera/camera phone to help your record your work during the workshop. Do I need to bring anything? If you have a stash of yarns, fabric or other material, and which of us that love textiles doesn’t do bring along any bits you'd like to incorporate into your work. Should I wear specific types of clothing? Wear old clothes and comfortable footwear. If you have a plastic laminated apron do bring it along to protect your clothing. We do have a selection of fabric aprons for your use. Do I need to be able to felt to attend this workshop? No previous felting experience is required. All abilities are welcomed as this workshop is especially suited for beginners and beyond.

Duration

4½ hours (9:45am to 2:30am)

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

Maker


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.

Venue

129 Hazelhurst Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 6AG

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Parking provided
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Tutor can travel
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Corporate days out & team building
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