11th November Crafty textiles: Learn how to wet felt: wrap scarf

This day is an introduction to the delights of wet felting. We will use a combination of wool rovings and other interesting fibres to make a unique felted wrap scarf.  This is a stylish addition to any wardrobe and makes the perfect gift for someone, or keep it yourself and be the envy of all your friends.

 

 

 

Wet felting is  a real “hands on” technique where we apply design, water and soap to a selection of fibres to create a new fabric through friction. The friction is applied by rolling and re-rolling a piece over and over. As a result this workshop is not suitable for anybody who has arthritis,  rheumatism or any other similar medical condition in their wrists or hands. 

All materials are provided but you will need to bring the following

Plastic  bin bags to protect the work surface and more to take work home.

Rubber gloves if you hate getting your hands wet.

A few old towels

A trigger spray bottle

A few elastic bands.

A packed lunch

You will be provided with plenty of fibres to make a large wrap scarf in one of a choice of colourways along with the loan of some equipment to wet felt. If you work fast and time allows you can buy more materials to make another one as long as supplies last.

Tea and coffee and cold drinks are provided and the day runs from 10 am until 3pm.

The cost for the day is £65.00 to include a selection of coordinating coloured wool rovings/tops and a range of interesting additions to make your wrap totally unique. Advance booking and payment is essential to allow time for supplies to be sourced.

Places are extremely limited on this course due to the amount of space required to assemble a piece so book early to avoid disappointment.