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Workshop: Fabulous Felt
One Day

An introduction to felt making.

Using Cacti for inspiration, or you might want to do an abstract design, we will use coloured merino wool fibres, lustrous silk fibres and de-licate chiffon to create fabulous colourful felt.

Bring ideas for colour inspiration or just immerse yourself and play with colour.
You will learn how to:

  • lay fibres to achieve even felt that is well constructed;
  • introduce surface texture with complementary silk fibres;
  • recognise the stage of pre-felt and exploit the potential;
  • complete the felt with various options, e.g. combining two pre-felts;
  • have fun!

We will discuss ideas for stitching by hand or machine.

All the images displayed on this site are of original artwork by Barbara Weeks (unless otherwise stated). If used elsewhere she should be credited and would appreciate being informed!