This is a day for learning about 3D seamless wet felting and the shaping and fulling
Sarah will show you how to design, measure and size your template and using a variety of dyed fibres you will create your own amazing felted cushion. The incorporation of fabrics and fibres gives interesting surface textures and embellishments. There will be opportunity to choose from various styles of cushions.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and the more advanced felter, however it would be an advantage to have some previous knowledge of wet felting. Please also note that there is a large amount of physical work involved with rubbing and rolling.
Extra information for students:
Please bring a notepad and pen (a camera/phone is also useful, but not necessary, for visual reference) and a plastic bag to take your work home in. Although we will be using soapy water you should not get ‘wet’ or need to wear old clothes. Bring water and lunch as this is a full day workshop. Materials will be provided.
Session: Wednesday 23 March, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Tutor: Sarah Waters
Sarah is a textile artist with a passion for felt making that originates from her love of sheep. Living in the New Forest her work reflects her desire to connect with nature and the importance of sustainability. She produces work that is not only functional but has colour, texture and a tactile quality.
Sarah has been spinning weaving and dyeing her own fleeces for over thirty years. Having graduated in Agriculture, she set up and ran her own company, producing yarn and knitting kits from her own flock of several hundred rare breeds of sheep. Feltmaking was a natural progression and Sarah now has over twenty years of experience in teaching this ancient craft. She currently runs her own textiles business teaching, exhibiting in the UK and internationally and selling her work though galleries and online. Sarah is a member of the Society of Designer Craftsman and Regional Co-ordinator for the International Feltmakers Association.
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