Learn how to "paint" with wool!
We'll start at 9am selecting your fibres and textures from over 100 colours and colour combinations over a cup of tea or coffee. £10 credit to spend in Freya Jones is included with the cost of the course.
Freya will then explain the principles of how to wet felt and begin demonstrating
At about 11am You'll lay out your fibre in your chosen design, adding inclusions and textures where you want to. You'll then begin massaging and rolling to begin the felting process and finally you'll do the fulling process! After you've done all that you'll have turned loose fleece and fibre into a fabric! It's like magic!
At 1pm you'll toodle on over to the cafe and order something you really shouldn't have but you do anyway...
After lunch you may want to continue your earlier piece or begin a new one!
Please note: The first picture is a piece from a felting instruction book by Moy Mackay available for purchase. If you wish to recreate a piece from a book we kindly request that you buy the book in addition to credit the artist and provide them with the fee from the book sale
£10 voucher for materials provided (see third picture for an example of how much £10 provides)
Bubble wrap, rolling mats and olive oil soap are provided
Lunch Voucher included
Tea/Coffee in vast quantities!
Please bring with you;
An old towel
An inspiration for your design, it could be a picture, postcard or fabric
A few pennies for any additional materials used
Any textures or fibres you'd like to use - please no raw/unwashed/untreated fleece or fibres stored in garages/lofts as it may contain moth shaped beasties which will make me cry and we don't want that
Please arrive to START at 9am