Learn how to 'paint' with fibres' to create a picture - abstract or realistic of a landscape or animal for a wall hanging or an artwork to frame. You will create you fibre painting using wool and a selection of yarn, fabrics and other fibres which you can later embellish further with stitch and/or needle felting.
During the workshop we will…
* Discuss how to create perspective, focal points, balance & composition
* Examine your images to sketch & plan your ideas ready to translate your design into felt.
* Select colours, materials & techniques best suited to realise your design.
* Create your felted landscape / animal design.
Please note: Some knowledge of felt making is useful but not essential.
Bring along: you will need a selection of landscape / animal images and sketches to work from and any yarns, fabric or other material you'd like to include in your felted image. Please bring along a selection of landscape / animal images and/or sketches to work from.
The workshop starts at 10am and runs until 4:30pm.
Landscapes In Wool
Do I need to be able to felt to attend this workshop?
Some basic knowledge of felt making us useful, but not essential.
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?
Please bring along a selection of landscape / animal images and/or sketches to work from. If you have a stash of yarns, fabric or other material, and which of us that love textiles doesn’t, do bring along you’d like to incorporate into your felt image.
Bring a pack lunch. Light refreshments of tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day. We will take a break for lunch at a mutual agreeable time. If the weather is kind to use we will eat in the garden, alternatively we’ll have a lunch break in the studio. Let me know if you have any dietary requirements so we can accommodate your needs.
Wear old clothes and comfortable footwear and bring along an apron. We have a selection of water resistant apron available for your use, to protect your clothing.