Oxford Summer School

Sue Pearl

My career in textiles started in small step via a tapestry weaving class which led me to learn to spin at Handweavers Gallery in London which in turn pushed me to a weaving loom. Not content with this I joined a City and Guilds course in textile construction. By this time my interest was in ethnic textiles and I was on a slippery slope.

I went on a course at the V&A looking at their collection of Central Asian pieces and then to make felt interpretations of what we had seen. Felt? I had never made felt! But my first piece had turned the light on in my head. This is what I had been looking for. Since that day I have been making felt in all its forms. Making felt is addictive. It is such an easy process and yet can be as complex as you wish. I have taught felt making for the last thirty years to everybody from children in Cotswold and London schools to North American Indians in Canada.

Just using wool, soap and water you can create magical hats, comfy slippers, beautiful scarves, roomy bags, stunning art…I could go on and on. I always tell my students you are only limited by your imagination, with felt anything is possible. But don’t just take my word for it, come and along and try it for yourself.

Course Title Tutor Start Date Days Cost
Eco printing Sue Pearl Mon 8th Aug 2 £104
Cobweb and Nuno felt scarves (wet felting) Sue Pearl Thu 11th Aug 1 £52
Felted Cats and Dogs Sue Pearl Wed 10th Aug 1 £52

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