Learn the basics of needle felting to create 6-8 round beads using Shetland and Merino wool. Learn how to add spots, stripes, swirls using different sizes of felting needles. After making the beads learn how to turn them into a floating necklace, a stretch bracelet or a pair of earrings. Suitable for all levels and abilities. All materials will be supplied and can be bought at the end of the class if you want to continue at home
Class is held at Art in the Heart Gallery on 47 Bridge Street in Peterborough
Class may be booked through the website or with me.
10 places available, book early to avoid disapointment
A full day of felting!
Spend a couple of hours learning the basics of needle felting to create whimsical woodland animals such as squirrels, birds, hedgehogs, mice and more. You will learn to use different types of wool such as Jacobs and Shetland to sculpt the animals bodies and then learn to card and mix colours of Merino wool to create the colours for your animal. Information about different felting needles will also be shared and you will have the opportunity to purchase supplies after the class to continue creating at home. All materials will be supplied for the class just bring yourself and your imagination.
Autumn Garland Class:
Create a whimsical garland for your home during this craft class. Learn to use Merino wool, silk, sparkle, and other natural fibres to wet felt leaves, acorns, small flowers, and bunting. Learn to needle felt to create toadstools to add to the garland. Ribbon, threads, beads and yarn will be provided to string your creations together into a garland.
Wet Felting is a process that also cannot be undone, to felt the wool roving together we use bubble wrap, fairy liquid soap, hot water and agitation (rubbing our fingers over it). This process tangles the wool together and creates a fabric that we can cut and sculpt easily.
All materials are provided during this class but feel free to bring an apron (for water splashes) and plastic/latex gloves if your hands are sensitvie to the soap.
Want to give felting a try? Every other month on a Friday from 1pm-2pm or 2pm-3pm at Art in the Heart Gallery, there will be small felting taster drop in workshops being taught downstairs. No need to bring anything and no need to book (unless you want to). You will learn in a relaxed environment the basics of needle and/or wet felting and create a small craft to take home. Classes are affordable and perfect for people who want to try it out before doing a half or full day class. Just pay your £10.00 at the till and present your receipt to Eve or book online soon and I look forward to meeting you.
03/07/2015 1pm-2pm or 2-3pm £10
Wet Felted Beaded Bracelet
Learn a quick an easy way to felt beads using just warm water and merino wool. Create 5-8 beads and then string them into a bracelet using elastic thread.