An opportunity to create a unique piece of home decor to complement your home and learn two new skills - Feltmaking and Lampshade making!
Day One: Using merino or a native breed wool with additional yarns and fibres such as silk, linen and soya - you will design and make a piece of felt fabric. You will learn how to lay the wool and other fibres and apply wet felting techniques to bond the fibres together. You can choose neutral tones, bright jewel colours, abstract patterns or more pictoral elements to create your unique design. At the end of this first half day session you will have a piece of flat fabric which you will go on to make your bespoke lampshade with.
Day Two: Using the felt fabric prepared in the first session you will make your lampshade. Learning how to cut your felt fabric to size, adhere a fire resistant backing and shade rings, to construct your lampshade. This session will give you a basic understanding of how to make a drum lampshade, equipped with these new skills, you can apply this knowledge to future projects with confidence.
This workshop takes place over two half day sessions between 10am - 2pm each day..
Future workshop dates are;
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February 2024
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June 2024
Do I need to be able to felt to attend this workshop?
No previous felting experience is required. All abilities are welcomed as this workshop is especially suitable for beginners.
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.
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 work. Prior to the first session consider what colour, pattern and design you would like your shade to have by collecting images, making sketches and notes.
I suggest you bring along a camera / camera phone to help your record the your work during the workshop.
Should I wear specific types of clothing?
Wear old clothes and comfortable footwear and bring along a plastic apron iIf you have one to a plastic, to protect your clothing, we do have a selection of fabric aprons for your use.
How long is the workshop?
This is workshop that takes place over two days, each runs: 10am - 2:00pm.
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.