Create a simple yet elegant seamless 3d pod using wool in a colour of your choice in this popular half day workshop. You will learn how to make a resist pattern, layout the wool and make a permanent shape using only soap and water! These little pods are great as decorations, pods for keeping your keys in or jewellery safe, as plant holders or to create ambient light with electric tea lights.
During the workshop you will learn how to -
- design and create your resist template
- select and use different types of wools for your project
- layout the wool to create a seamless pod vessel
- apply a choice of embellishments to decorate your pod
- use the wet felting technique to felt the wool and shape it into a permanent form.
This workshop takes place on Saturday 24th February 2024, 10am - 2:30pm at Silversoles Studio.
Felt Pod Vessels
Do I need to be able to felt to attend this workshop?
No previous felting experience is required, although having some prior basic feltmaking expereince is useful. All abilities are welcomed as this workshop is suitable for beginners and those want to expand their felting skills.
What is provided in the workshop?
All materials and equipment are provided. Illustrated handouts notes are offered to enable you to continue to practice what you learn during the workshop. I suggest you bring along a camera / camera phone to help your record the your work during the workshop.
Do I need to bring anything?
If you have a stash of yarns, fabric or other material, and which of us that love textiles doesn’t, do bring along any bits you'd like to incorporate into your felt pod vessel.
Should I wear specific types of clothing?
Wear old clothes and comfortable footwear. We have a selection of water resistant aprons for your use. If you have your own apron you are welcome to bring it along, to protect your clothing.
How long is the workshop?
This workshop runs: 10am - 2:30.
Participants are asked to arrive at 9:45am for a 10am start.
Do you cater for dietary restrictions?
Light refreshments are provided during all our workshops. We offer a selection of light refreshments that include traditional, herbal & fruit teas, coffee (de/caffeinated), squash and water to drink alongside sweet snacks (biscuits, flapjack, cake or seasonal fruit).
If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance, and we will make adjustments to cater for your need.