Wednesday Half Day workshops 22nd January – 26th February 2014

1/2 day workshops
each week from January 22nd 2014 –
Wednesday afternoons 1pm-4pm.

Workshop one begins on Jan 22nd and runs right through to 26th Feb.
Make the best of the short Winter days with these 3 hourly workshops.
Dip into the ones that suit you or book all 6 to get a discount price.
Single workshops £25 per day 6 booked together is £135.
You can buy someone a workshop gift token here – or email Liz to book for yourself.

Week 1 : 22nd January 2014 :  Exploring felting onto fabric, either creating a neck wrap or collar or creating new thick fabrics felting onto wool base fabrics.
Take your experiments in the direction you would like to go in. Lots of ideas and samples to get your creative juices kicked off into your new creative year.

Week 2 :  29th January 2014 : Introduction to cobweb felting .
For those new to the technique or for those who want to further this method to create garments ( suggest this option is done over two weeks workshops ) Cobweb felting is a very versatile method of creating a very fine felt. (link opens to album of previous workshop)
It can be used to trap other materials into wool or for occasional wear garments.

Week 3 :  5th February 2014 :  Drawing with felt .
Using the wet felt method to create beautiful colour combinations and textured detail.
Or part two of the cobweb felting for those creating garments.

Week 4 : 12th February 2014 : Using a tool called a felting needle. A barbed three sided needle used in industry.
Sculpting or just adding fine detail to work this useful tool has many applications.
We will also explore embellishing machines. Similar to a sewing machine but with felting needles this machine makes like work of adding detail to fibres and can be an independent art form in its own right

Week 5 : 19th February 2014 :  Cut , stitch and felt using pre felt and techniques of quilting and shirdak.
Creating very different forms of felting with both wet felting and embroidery methods.

Week 6 : 26th February 2014 : Sculptured felt – Toggles , tassels and tails  Working on a small scale, creating dynamic and interesting 3d pieces.