“Before doing this course, I thought I knew everything about colour….”

DF2 | Colour gives you the skills to blend your own hues, tints and shades of wool. Learn essential colour theory through hand carding and make felt shade swatches for future reference. Explore soft and firm prefelt effects by creating inlay and mosaic design samples. A truly practical course on understanding colour, DF2 is highly recommended for beginners and professionals.

About the course

Learning through sampling, DF2 | Colour is all about exploring blending coloured wool. First of all, you will learn to use hand-carders. This is an essential piece of equipment for this course. You will explore colour further by using your blended fibres in a variety of ways, and the use of prefelts in pictorial form.

The workshop is delivered step by step on screen and as a downloadable or printable pdf through Ruzuku. Work at your own pace and use the online group forum to ask the course mentor any questions you may have. If other students are doing the course, we encourage you to join in with peer feedback and discussions.

How much time will I need?  We are often asked how much time is needed to complete this course. This is very dependent on how fast you work and how deeply you explore the course. We would suggest approximately 25 hours are required to complete the initial exploration. If you want to complete the 3 steps to the IFA Excellence in Feltmaking Award, it is likely to take you more time and practice to achieve your best results.

The course runs three times a year with a period of access to the online material. The three slots are January/February, May/June and October/November.

How to book

Each course costs $48 and is booked through Ruzuku. Please choose the slot you are interested in and click on the appropriate button below to book. The price equates to approximately £35 or €40 but is dependent on the exchange rate.

Please Note: You will need a pair of hand carders for this course.  These can be expensive so if you do not wish to buy (or borrow) a pair, then a pair of large dog slicker brushes can be a less expensive option. 

Course Dates 2024

January/February 2024

  • Coursework access begins 2 January and ends 28 February 2024

May/June 2024

  • Coursework access begins 1 May and ends 30 June 2024

October/November 2024

  • Coursework access begins 1 October and ends 30 November 2024

Need materials for the course?

If you do not have materials for your chosen course, you may purchase a fibre pack from us.