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Workshops – In person

Face to face workshops are best at 2 days.

The Felted Cactus Garden

I have been obsessed with Cacti & Succulents since I was a small girl.  I love the structure and shape, and the magnificent unexpected blooms that appear often at night.  It was only a matter of time that I would make them from felt.  Join me in a two day workshop to create your own Cactus whilst learning multi-ribbed resist technique.  This method of making resists will change the way you think about 3D felt making, and we’ll learn interesting things about Cacti along the way!

Skills to be covered: resist and template theory & design, complex wool laying and a variety of felting methods.

Skill level: All welcome as long as you know how to make felt.

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Trio of Pots

Wool has a unique ability: when made into felt it shrinks.  Sometimes unintentionally, I’m sure we have all shrunk a jumper of two.  When this characteristic is used intentionally, differing rates of shrinkage can be turned into a method of shaping objects.  Working our way through the Trio of Pots we will learn how to manipulate and shape felt into structurally sound and beautiful objects.

Skills to be covered: resist and template theory & design, shrinkage rate calculations, shaping objects through differential, and complex laying techniques, and a variety of felting methods.

Skill level: All welcome as long as you know how to make felt.

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Reef Dwellers

The ocean has always had a special appeal, and especially coral reefs – their vibrant colour and movement has always enticed.  Reefs are enormous apartment buildings for all types of fish and creatures.  We will explore an ocean of fish that are bright, beautiful and buoyant using complex resists with encompassing layer technique, and a little nuno felting thrown in.  Depending on your experience as a felter you could make up to 3 gorgeous fish.  Start with your choice of Coral Trout, Trigger Fish or Anemone Fish with the knowledge that the kit contains all 3, and they could be completed at home

Skills to be covered: resist and template theory & design, encompassing layer technique, nuno felting, complex wool laying and a variety of felting methods.

Skill level: All welcome as long as you know how to make felt.

 

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