SUNDAY 7th NOVEMBER 9.30-11.00am
Lindhay Room, Newton Abbot Racecourse
Enjoy a fun mini workshop with Tracey learning how to felt soaps.
Tracey will show you how to lay out your fibres to building up the layers to completely cover the soap, finally decorating them with silk fibres.
The benefits of felted soaps are many…. wool is a natural exfoliant you can use the felted soap just as it is in the shower/bath it’ll make your skin feel lovely and soft, it is also naturally antibacterial, the soap lasts longer and the felt will shrink with the soap, it leaves no soap residue on surfaces and continues to look and smell good for as long as it lasts. It also reduces the use of plastics.
They make amazing gifts for all the family.
Kit provided for this workshop. Please could each participant bring a small towel and a small recycled plastic dink bottle with holes pierced in lid.
Tracey is a felt and textile artist specialising in creating unique handcrafted wearables, gifts, felted pictorial art and items for the home, using various embroidery and felting techniques in her work, she will often combine these techniques to achieve a very individual piece of art.
Her journey with textiles began as a teenager with embroidery, then later in the 90’s she gained a City and Guilds in Creative Embroidery and Textiles and then more recently she has studied at Bicton college where she achieved level 3 in Fibrecraft.
During her journey she has developed her skills in fabric dyeing and printing, hand and machine embroidery and felting techniques, always expanding the boundaries of her work.
In more recent years she has been approached to teach groups, give talks and lead workshops, which she finds very fulfilling.
She has a strong desire to pass on her knowledge to others and is very enthusiastic about teaching the next generation.