ONSITE Advanced Felt Making: Surface Treatments - Wed 12th May 2021
10am - 4pm
This onsite, advanced felt-making workshop is suitable improvers and those with more experience
An in-depth exploration of different effects in felt-making such as cracked earth technique, pine needle felt, pre-felt layering with silk and other fabric additions. You will produce samples of some or all of these techniques to make into a portfolio of felt effects for your future reference. There are many different effects that can be obtained in felt and this workshop will examine some of these techniques.
The art of felt making is developing all the time and new and stunning examples are being used in many different ways. The basic art of layering wool fibres, treating them with a felting solution and then turning those fibres into works of art to enhance any item that you may be creating.
List specific skills and techniques that will be taught in the course:
- Creating a ‘cracked earth’ surface using multi layers of different colours.
- Discovering the art of ‘pine needle felt’ as created by Leiko Uchiyama
- Adding silk fibres and silk fabrics to create texture and depth
- Making multi later pre-felts and then layering again.