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.
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.
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.
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