2019 Workshops

Heartfelt by Liz at Heartfelt Studios offer the following workshops.

We cater all workshops to the individual needs of the students so if you don’t see what you would like to learn please just ask .

The set fee for the day can be a one to one workshop or up to 4 people too share – extra people can join for an add on fee.

Larger groups can work on smaller projects and fee can include materials or allow for an optional materials package for a fee.

Suggested areas of workshop expertise we offer 

FELTING

Beginners felt making to include wet felting and pictorial felting with a felting needle- this is great to get an understanding of the scope of felt making and a great starting pointer those keen to learn more .

Suitable for all ages and abilities 

Wet felting 3d …suitable one day workshop to make a small bag , baby slippers or a small hat.

Adult hats and boots and large bags would need a 2 day workshop .

Suitable for all ages and abilities 

Sculpting vessels 3d wet and dry felting 

Suitable for all ages but is a physical activity 

Nuno felting 

Felting wool onto a woven fabric using wet felting methods . In a one day workshop make a selection of sample pieces or a neck scarf

Suitable for all ages 

Felting for warmth- gloves and mitts 

Wet felting but touching on the sculptural aspect of felt making

Suitable for all ages 

Surface decoration on felt- learning control techniques to control felt design 

An excellent discovery workshop on surface pattern

For the enquiring and curious developing feltmaker

Felted Jewellery…rings , necklaces and body adornment

An excellent class if you want to learn more about making wearable art 

Suitable for all ages and abilities 

Felted Fleece workshop – Rugs 

Learn about our Scottish breeds of sheep and create your unique washable rug from a whole fleece. 

This workshop uses unwashed fleece and takes place outdoor on the covered platform. It is physical and not suited for the very young.

Felted fleece workshop – wearable native fleeces 

Like the wool breeds that uses unwashed fleece – this workshop gets your creative juices flowing with design and colour and the practical aspects of wearing full or half fleeces .

There is much practical experience on the use and handling of our native breeds of sheep

Landscape pictures in felt 

Creating painterly effects by ‘painting with wool and silks ‘

We take inspiration from our immediate landscape and bring the essence of the area through the wools that feed on the landscape. We offer a huge range of colours and textures to use as well as learning about blending fibres.

Felting large flowers from design to creation 

A sculptural class looking at creating plants in felt and sculpting with wet and dry wool . Ideal for those working to create dramatic designs . Useable as body adornment or stage setting , defiantly theatrical ! 

Textile Marks 

Block Printing with Wooden carved blocks using a range of mediums and fabrics 

This workshop works on a variety of mediums – paper and fabric – design and recycling is a great method of creating a new individual creation.

For all ages and abilities 

Thermascreen printing

Like screen printing , this simplified method of creating pattern with fabric paints and natural plant dyes is a great way to build on your mark making techniques . Colour and wash fast it can be a delightful way to decorate household fabrics or clothing

Botanical Printing

Sometimes referred to as eco printing this form of alchemy uses natural plant material.

We teach a simplified one day taster which uses paper as the base for understanding the process.

We also offer an intensive 3 day workshop which takes the curious artist right through all the methods and mediums used .You will leave looking at your native plants and leaves in a whole new way 

Some experience of natural dyeing helps but is not essential . Suitable for all ages 

Natural plant dyeing 

Really connecting with the plants that grow around us , learning about the history of plant dyeing in Scotland . The plants that can be foraged or grown in our local landscape and creating a range of colours to dye wools and cottons . Learn about mordants and modifiers and become aquatinted with our wonderful array of native plants 

One day workshop will focus on plants in season to dye or specific colour ranges can be worked on if requested .

For 2019 the cost of a one day workshop is a set fee of £200 . The person who books may wish to do a one to one workshop or can share that fee of £200 between 4 friends ( if there are more who wish to join in – there would be an extra fee per person ) 

This allows the workshop to be tailored to your specific needs and day and dates ( if they are free) 

A two or three day workshop fee can be given based on the number of people and the topic .

The fee of £200 includes material needed for the workshop and refreshments- we suggest for lunch to bring something to share ( soup and bread will be available ) 

A booking fee of £50 reserves the day or days and full payment is made  2 weeks in advance of the workshop .

Payment can be made by Paypal, BACs or by cheque 

Any questions at all please contact us for more information

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