Spend an enjoyable day learning to felt a textured book jacket sleeve with a unique desogn of your own. This is a great workshop for beginners wishing to advance their felt making skills and for those want to expand their felting knowledge. Workshop attendees can choose to work in a range of colours from our extensive wool store. Those attendees with some felting knowledge under their belts, may want to work in white wool to then dye their creation at the end of the session.
You will learn how to;
- incorporate a selection of yarns and fabrics into your felt
- construct a seamless edge
- use a resist to create the book jacket slip pocket ends OR create a flat piece to machine sew the edges.
- make a felt rope to bind and tie your book jacket closed
- Optional: dye felted wool using acid dyes.
Instruction notes are provided to take home on where to buy wool tops and recapping the process, so you can continue practising your new skills.
Our Textured Felt Book Jacket workshop is suitable for beginners and people of all ages are welcome. Under 16 are entitled to a discounted ticket of £25, and must be accompanied by a full ticket paying adult.
Textured Felt Book Jacket: Saturday 12th March 2022
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 suited for beginners and beyond.
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. We 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 work.
Should I wear specific types of clothing?
Wear old clothes and comfortable footwear. If you have a plastic laminated apron do bring it along to protect your clothing. We do have a selection of fabric aprons for your use.
How long is the workshop?
This is a half day workshop: 10am - 2pm.
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 (e.g. 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.