NEW Wet Felt Making Course

Tutor: Carol Wilson
Length: 10 hours
Max Learners: 6

Explore the world of 3D felt making in this four week course. Create a felt bowl/phone/glasses case in the first session and a more challenging piece(s) over the following weeks. The technique is very adaptable, so possibilities include bags, tea cosies, journal covers, cushions, simple boot style slippers and sculptural pods.

Introduction 

Wet-felting involves the creation of a fabric using the combination of wool fibres, soap, water and friction – AKA elbow grease!! It is a magical craft and the possibilities are endless.

Who Is This Course For? 

This fun and creative workshop is suitable for beginners or those with a basic knowledge of flat wet-felting wishing to develop their skills and discover the possibilities of creating seamless, hollow forms. A method ideal for those looking for a no sew option.

How? 

We will cover the skills needed to create hollow, seamless forms:

  •  Laying out fine wool & silk fibres around a template, either ready cut or to your own design
  •  Using the wet felting technique – felting fibres with water, soap and friction.
  •  Fulling fibres to shrink them and form two or three projects such as vessels, covers, cosies, bags, boot-style slippers…
  •  Adding surface decoration with beads and stitch (optional)

 Week 1: Introductory small project – vessel or phone/glasses case to learn key skills

 Week 2: Start a medium sized project – bag, tea cosy, notebook cover or larger sized project – cushion or boot style slippers

 Week 3: Continue with medium/large projects

 Week 4: Add surface decoration with beads and embroidery stitches or make a third small product.

What Should I Bring With Me? 

Just bring yourself and an apron if you have one. But feel free to bring along any inspiration, ranging from colours to project ideas.

What Do I Take Home? 

Take home two or three felted 3D products, which will simply need to air dry when you return home. There will also be notes to take with you.


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