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.
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.
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.