IFA CiFT – Outline Syllabus

The course offers the opportunity for students to acquire a sound knowledge of wool and felt making techniques as a base on which to build their own individual skills.

AIMS:

  • To develop an understanding of the process of felting and encourage high standards.
  • To work with a variety of different wool fibres to illustrate the suitability of each one for different purposes.
  • To explore felt making techniques.

Portfolio section – techniques

Certificate in Feltmaking Techniques run by the International Feltmakers Association
Hollow form and surface texture
  1. Flat felt with particular attention to edges
  2. Surface texture combining different fibres with wool
  3. Seamless felt /Hollow forms
  4. Nuno felt
  5. Traditional ethnic felt from Central Asia
  6. Felt trimmings
  7. The use of felting needles alone and in combination with wet felting

Project section

Certificate in Feltmaking Techniques run by the International Feltmakers Association
Decorative felt neck piece and nuno felt scarves
  1. Pictorial hanging
  2. Three dimensional Hollow Form
  3. Nuno scarf or stole
  4. Decorative felt neck piece or a group of felt flowers
  5. Inlay techniques based on traditional ethnic felt