“What is a resist, anyway?”

DF4 | 3D is the course that answers the questions about how to make felt in 3 dimensions. Learn how to make seamless felt using a resist. Find out what happens when you cut into the felt and how you shape the hollow form. And finally, how to adapt your resist to make your felt functional.

About the course

Learning through sampling, DF4 | 3D is all about making 3D forms without any seams.  You get the chance to explore a variety of methods to create a hollow, seamless form and enjoy applying the results to resist shapes of your own and see how the 2D shape becomes a 3D hollow 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 $60 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 £50 or €55 but is dependent on the exchange rate.

Course Dates 2024

January/February 2024

  • Coursework access begins 2 January and ends February 28 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.