Introduction to Wet Felt Making Workshop
Felting is a fascinating craft, turning individual wool fibres into a warm, strong, versatile fabric which can be made large enough to create homes like Mongolian yurts , rugs, clothing, shoes and bags using just water, soap and friction.
You will learn the technique of laying down the fibres and rubbing and rolling to make a simple seamless bag using a resist , you will also learn how to roll fibres to make a strong handle for your bag.
In the afternoon we will combine wool fibres with a light natural fabric with the Nuno felt technique to create a silk Nuno scarf.
Clare Walsh is a Textile Designer, Maker and Workshop tutor, with a background in education and a lifetime love of textiles she uses botanical material to print directly onto fabric, creating vibrant unique prints which are used in garments, interior products and accessories. Inspired by and printed from nature her printed textiles are created for bespoke commissions and special projects. Travels in India and a growing collection of hand carved Indian printing blocks have inspired hand printed designs on natural linen and organic cottons and Clare’s enthusiasm for printed textile design, is communicated in the range of courses and workshops she delivers to students of all ages.
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