Influenced by the colours and landscape during a recent trip to Iceland, I have been experimenting with the cracked mud and craters resist techniques to make felt with fissures in their surfaces.
I have designed this workshop day to combine this inspiration and explore how to use the 'cracked mud' technique in flat and 3d surfaces. You can choose between making a 3d vessel or a cushion panel incorporating your cracked mud design, (feltmakers with more advanced felting skills may like to try a seamless resist cushion).
I will supply images from Iceland for your colour platte and design inspiration, and encourage you to bring along your own images of geographical fissures from the land of 'Fire & Ice' or elsewhere, to work with too.
During the workshop you will;
- Be working with Corriedale batts
- learn how to create a template for your own cracked mud design
- Understand how to layout wool batts
- Learn how to make a resist pattern for a bowl or cushion
This is a great opportunity to learn several new techniques during a one day workshop and apply them to creating a finished object.
Fissures I - Vessels & Cushions: Saturday 15th February 2020
Do I need to be able to felt to attend this workshop?
Some previous felting experience is required. Whilst all abilities are welcomed, this workshop is suitable for those with a basic understanding of felt making or more experienced felters wishing 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?
You will need to bring a pack lunch. I suggest bringing a camera / camera 'phone to record you work in progress, a notebbok, a waterproof apron and waterproof bag to take your work home in.
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 a full day workshop: 10am - 4:30pm.
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.
You will need to bring a pack lunch.