Everything but the video. The little vessel you create with this felting kit is more than just decorative. It makes for a good loose change pot, key holder, plant pot or somewhere to pop your everyday jewellery at night.
If you're planning on making your vessel(s) on a particular day please remember I need to post the kits to you.
Schools and Community Groups priced separately, please contact me.
With the contents of the kit you’ll use a variation of 2D wet felting to create a small vessel. All of the necessary materials are included and some of the equipment you need. Choose a main colour for the inside and another for the outside from the link provide once you've purchased the kit. Any other equipment you will be able to find around your home.
This kit is great for those of you who already knows how 3D wet felting works either through one of my other workshops or elsewhere and wants to make more.
If you don't know how to wet felt then I'd signpost you to the online on demand version which includes a video. It guides you through how to use the resist, how to embellish your vessel and the layering and felting techniques to make and shape your work and more.
Once you've mastered the art of using a resist you can make slippers, bags, cat caves, hats, hot water bottle covers, lamp shades, purses, phone covers, and the list goes on ...
Processing the fibres is made up of a series of repetitive actions. Many people find this relaxing and some a stress buster. But, the final stages of wet felt making can be quite vigorous and very hands on. If you have arthritis or a similar condition in your hands you may find parts of the process more challenging. This does not mean you will not be able to undertake this workshop, just that it may take you a little longer to felt your work. But if you're feeling at all unsure please message me.
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A bit about me: I'm a graduate of Goldsmiths College, University of London. An experienced felt maker who for over a decade has worked in educational and community settings. In addition to my personal art practice and community work I run Purr & Wag It, fine art felted portraits. I hold an enhanced DBS certificate for children and vulnerable adults.
- merino wool tops
- embellishing fibres
- bubble wrap if you don't have any
- piece of fine netting
- chunk of olive oil soap
- pre-workshop instruction sheet
- Sharp embroidery or textile scissors. If you don’t own any of these nail scissors make a good stand in.
- A sturdy cardboard tube (tape over any sticky areas). I find the best are from tin foil or cling film. If you haven’t got one ready for recycling pop an unfinished roll inside a carrier bag and seal.
- A plant mister or repurposed spray bottle full of warm water with a squirt of washing up liquid in (I use Ecover). If you haven’t got either of these a plastic carrier bag/large food bag and a bowl of warm water.
- A couple of tea towels or hand towels or old tshirts.
- A work area (approximately 1m2 ) that you’re not bothered about getting a bit wet (or cut open a bin liner and work on top of that)
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