An art felting course that builds up pictures in layers using soft merino wool in a myriad of colours. Using techniques in colour mixing and the wet felting process you can make scenic pictures or still life that will bring a wonderful textural quality to your art. Bring your inspiration and create.
We will work on laying out the elements of your piece, explore how to make images stand out and how to merge into the background using the natural vibrations that colour combinations make. This workshop will use different felting and textile techniques such as nuno, cobweb, overlay, cutting, piercing and some 3D effects. The techniques learned and the knowledge of these elements will enhance your future feltwork.
Please bring with you
Any normal felting equipment that you may have;
Small hand carders if you have them;
Discarded chiffon scarves/fabric (charity shops), a good colour palette of merino wool 21micron (tutor will have a supply to sell), any trimmings such as lace, special threads etc;
Needle and thread;
A pair of fabric scissors and a pair of craft scissors;
Inspiration pictures such as landscapes, still life, flower pictures, favourite painting images.
The tutor will bring felting equipment in case students aren't able - please let us know in advance.
The following items can be purchased from your tutor
Olive-oil soap £2; Water sprayers £9; Felting tools £19; A4 pre-felt sheets £2.50; Merino wool 21micron approx. £5 per 100gr; Hand-dyed merino 18micron £5.50 per 50gr; Assortment of silk fabric, scarves, prints, trims, threads, yarns etc POA.
Suitable for all levels
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD
Sue Pearl has been making felt for over 20 years. She runs all levels of adult workshops and takes her skills into art and craft schools across the country as well as overseas. Sue is a long-standing member of the International Feltmakers Association and has exhibited both here and in America and has a piece on permanent exhibition in the Museum of Oxfordshire. Sue is also a member of the Oxfordshire Craft Guild. She has published a book entitled Felted Friends and produced a DVD called Felt Magic.