Learn how to make felt using both the wet felting and needle felting techniques. Handcrafted felt is made using pre-spun wool, the fibres are fused together to create felt either by force using a needle, or friction, heat and soap for the wet felted method. It is a wonderfully tactile craft. During this relaxed day you can choose to make a Christmas themed animal, a decoration for your tree, a perhaps a Christmas wreath. Or you could choose to spend your time making a present for a loved one, for example a mobile phone or I-pad case – Toni will teach you how to make a hollow form using wet felting techniques so you don’t even need to sew it together. Materials are included. Depending on which project you choose you will take home at least one finished piece. Beginners and improvers welcome.
Tutor: Toni PeersToni Peers has been teaching crafts at a variety of venues for over 10 years as part of her craft business called Curly Girly Crafts. She has a City and Guilds qualification in teaching adults as well as vast experience in running a variety of classes including, Encaustic Art, Enamelling, Felt Making, Flamework (making glass beads) and Silver Clay. Toni enjoys teaching tailored classes at her home studio as well as working with larger groups at venues such as Flatford Mill where students can take inspiration from the beautiful surroundings. Toni has been accepted into the Guild of Essex Craftsmen for her skills in Enamelling and Encaustic Art, she is also part of the Encaustic art teaching network. Her website is www.curly-girly.co.uk
Before You Attend
What to Bring
- All materials for felt making are included.
- Toni will bring some findings and other items which you may like to purchase to finish off your pieces, although these are not essential.