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Felted Landscapes Workshop

7 June @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm BST

£95.00

 

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn about and experiment with a range of textile skills including wet felting, needle felting, carding and hand embroidery. By the end of the day, you will have created a beautiful piece of felted artwork. You will have access to a selection of wonderful wool fibres; dyed merino, multi-coloured blends, alpaca, British sheep’s wool, plus a range of speciality fibres. This has proved to be a popular workshop at Toolerstone, with guests creating gorgeous “Watercolours in Wool”. The class is suitable for complete beginners and those who are looking to improve their art and textile skills.

A bit more detail

Felt is a textile material made by compressing and matting together natural animal and plant fibres. Melanie our tutor, will lead you through the exciting process of creating a piece of felt using a technique called wet felting. Layers of wool are laid down, and an image or design is created using different colours and textures. The wool is then soaked and manipulated to bond the fibres together to create a versatile piece of fabric. This piece of fabric can then be embellished with extra features and details using needle felting and hand embroidery.
Workshop guests can decide to create pieces of artwork influenced by landscapes, seascapes, special places, flowers and nature. Often students decide to create pieces of abstract work inspired by shapes, colours and texture. Melanie will provide you with plenty of ideas and inspiration, and the stunning garden setting at Toolerstone also provides creative stimulus.
We allow plenty of time for our students to enjoy the gardens and create their work. You will be provided with a range of top-quality materials and beautiful wool fibres in an array of colours and textures. We will take good care of you during your time with us, serving seasonal treats and refreshments as well as a delicious lunch.

About the tutor

Melanie runs Crafts in the Valley delivering creative art and craft workshops from her studio in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
As an artist and craftsperson, Melanie enjoys experimenting with fused glass and textiles. She is inspired by the array of colour and texture found in nature. The wonders and beauty of the natural environment influence her work. She loves learning new creative processes and sharing her skills with others.
Melanie studied Fashion and Textiles at university and spent 16 years working as an Art Techer in secondary schools. Since 2019 she has been running her business full time and pursuing her interests in art, crafts, gardening and nature.
Melanie shares Toolerstone’s ethos, and believes attending creative classes can have a huge benefit on people’s well-being and happiness. She encourages her students to feel confident and relaxed and allows for artistic self-expression. Her aim is to help people enjoy the creative process without putting pressure on oneself to create perfection. We have enough pressure in our daily lives, making and creating should relieve this stress, and be a therapeutic experience!

Timetable of the day

09:30 A warm welcome to @:Toolerstone with coffee & pastries
10:15 An introduction to the workshop space and time spent in the garden looking for inspiration and ideas.
11:00 Tea and Coffee served. An introduction to the materials and techniques, and to discuss ideas.
11:15 Begin the wet felting process to create the base piece of fabric and picture.
13:30 Delicious homemade, organic lunch.
14:30 Embellish the felt using needle felting and hand embroidery.
16.30 Workshop ends but, your love of Felting will continue!

What is included?

  • All drinks, refreshments and a delicious lunch are included in your day.
  • All materials you need will be provided.
  • Free onsite car parking.

What do I need to bring?

A positive, have a go attitude and a smile! You can also bring any special buttons, or yarn to embellish felting work if you so wish.

Experience Level

We welcome all levels of expertise from curious beginners to the accomplished.

Details

Date:
7 June
Time:
9:00 am - 4:30 pm BST
Cost:
£95.00
Workshop Category:

Venue

Toolerstone House
Norley Road
Sandiway, Cheshire CW8 2JN United Kingdom
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