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Introduction to Felt

Interested in felt as a beginner or want to include it within your own work? 

It concentrates on developing good feltmaking skills through a range of samples and exercises that builds into a reference file.

The assignments include:
• How to make felt using a variety of wools and techniques.
• Simple design considerations, such as colour, shape, line and texture
• Working with texture using a range of fibres.
• Make a felt picture

This is also offered as a Summer School
Introduction to Felt
Foundation Felt

So you want to learn how to make felt? We will teach you the traditional and modern techniques of felt making. You will be able to create designs of your own as a starting point for your felts, building up a library of samples. You will make two items, an aesthetic and a functional item. We look at stitching into felt and you will learn how to dye your own materials to use. It is a thorough and enjoyable introduction to setting out on making felt pieces of your own. No experience is necessary for this one-year course.

Foundation Felt
Intermediate Felt

You want to know more? Then join us for a two-year in depth programme where you will revisit techniques introduced earlier and discover new ones. You will continue to develop your design skills and ideas for your felt work. There are four making projects where you will create items that are individual to you. We will guide you at every stage to help you to reach a high level in your craft. Stitching and dyeing with printing techniques are developed further.

Intermediate Felt

This is a programme for makers who wish to explore their felt in depth and develop strong personal work.
• Design on paper and fabric, based on your theme, will inform and progress your work. This will be with strong guidance from your tutors.
• You will go on to identify your individual style and develop resolved samples and completed pieces.
• Looking at the work of other makers throughout the programme will inform your work as you progress.

Advanced Creative Textiles

Got the bug? So have I and I keep researching into my passions of felt, embroidery and print. In this two-year programme I will share with you my discoveries as you develop your own work using these advanced techniques. You will explore design based on the work of other makers, develop printing techniques using chemical and natural dyes, and be introduced to embroidery, looking at how traditional techniques can be brought into your felt. Highly individual fabrics and hangings will be created using these complex processes. There will be ample time to explore these before going on to develop finished items.

Advanced Creative Textiles
All programmes lead to an ArtyBird Certificate accredited by City & Guilds, at an additional cost of £30.00.

Call us on 01524 874890 or email alisonseddonabc@gmail.co.uk. 

Our fully equipment teaching suite is located at Unit 3, Lyne Riggs Estate, Lancaster Road, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 9EA.

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