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Felted Landscape Class

Felted Landscape Class
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Wet-Felting Landscapes

9:30 to 3:00 pm at Legacy Studio

Saturday, May 5, 2018

This workshop is designed for you to learn to use a variety of colored wools and unusual fibres to create felt landscapes. No previous wet-felting experience is necessary, although it would be helpful.

Class Content:

  • The basic steps of making felt from wool roving or batt
  • How to calculate the size that you need to start with in order to achieve your final desired size
  • Laying out a landscape and “painting” with wool using blending and overlaying techniques
  • Experimenting with various textural fibres to provide surface detail
  • Discussing needle-felting and stitching options and experimenting with them as time allows
  • Discussing ways that your finished product can be supported and displayed

We’ll start with making a felt “sampler” from scratch which will enable us to work on some basic techniques before starting the main project. Next we will create a landscape on pre-felt (see photo). We’ll follow the basic design in the photo, although experienced felters may choose to be more adventurous if they wish. I will bring along some examples of other completed works and we will talk about techniques that you may want to try on your own.

Workshop instructor: Fay Hodson

Fay has been wet and needle-felting for 15 years and has had her work in a variety of shows and sales. She is a member of the Alberta Craft Council, Felt: Feutre, Sheep Creek Weavers and the Bragg Creek Artisans. She is currently enrolled in the BFA program at the Alberta College of Art and Design. To see some of her felt pieces, check out her web-site (towards the bottom of the page)

Materials: Wool, fibres (e.g. bamboo, silk, banana) and thread that you will need will be supplied and are included in the class fee.  We’ll email those who register a detailed list of other items for you to bring.  Supplies may be purchased at Legacy Studio.

Skill Level: Some wet felting experience is helpful but not necessary – this workshop is an introductory course in landscape felting techniques.

Please note that this workshop is intended for adults. Children over twelve may register if accompanied by an adult.

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