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24th July-29th July 2017

'Felt wearable'
Catherine Slater.

2018 Course listing coming soon.

Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th July
Have fun at a friendly workshop learning how to make unique felted accessories. A new pattern or technique will be introduced each day and we will use a variety of fibres to make beads in all shapes and sizes from tiny and exquisite to bold statement pieces. These can be used on their own or combined with others such as shell, wooden or ceramic beads to make necklaces or earrings. We will also make corsages to add a personal touch to a special outfit. This course is suitable for beginners as well as experienced felters. There will be step-by step demonstration of all techniques and examples will be on display. The course covers design ideas, surface colour, pattern and texture as well as finishing techniques to turn your felt into wearable art. You may wish to bring your own fibres but the tutor will also bring packs of coloured and natural fibres and some jewellery findings for you to purchase if you wish.
Felt Wearable CATHERINE SLATER is a member of the International Feltmakers Association and Textilia3. She is an experienced textile artist and tutor whose work has been shown in national and international exhibitions. As a feltmaker she combines traditional craft with contemporary designs and combinations of fibres to create beautiful and lasting fabrics. She then uses the fabrics to create wearable art pieces or as the base layer for her fibre art and multi media pictures.

Course Cost for 3 days 123.
Non Refundable Deposit 50.