SATURDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2-5pm
Grove Classroom 3, Grove School, Totnes TQ9 5ED
Using the age old techniques of felting wool with hot water and soap, you will learn how to use a resist to create a 3D cover for a mobile phone or a soft glasses case. Suitable for both beginners and experienced wet felters who would like to learn the technique of creating a container without stitching. This technique can also be used for making slippers, hats, bags and vessels. Wool fibres, silk fibres, buttons, soap and towels will be provided. Felt is considered to be one of the oldest forms of manmade textiles and Amanda will touch on the history of felt-making as well as show examples of the different felted objects which can be made from the amazing natural material of wool.
What to bring: Needle and thread and a button. Some spares will be available!
Amanda is an experienced teacher, who also sells her work locally. She has been teaching textiles and art based subjects since graduating from Chelsea School of Art in London. She enjoys working with the inherent colours of wool fibres and natural dyes. Not only does Amanda make felted accessories and interior objects but also makes her own felt fabric which she then sews into beautiful bags, purses and cushion covers. She has been teaching felt making for the last 9 years and covers a wide range of felting techniques including traditional, nuno, 3D and cobweb.