Fine Felt Making with British Wool
8 March @ 6:00 pm - 11 March @ 3:30 pm
Liz Clay teaches a new workshop at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. A three day short course at the prestigious international college set in the beautiful South Downs of England.
Fine felt making with British wools invites the felt maker to explore less familiar native wools and to celebrate their diversity for fine felt making and unique hand crafted outcomes. Sampling exercises will inform your own design aims using a range of felting methods.
The British Isles have a rich source of diverse wool types with more breeds of sheep than any other in the world; more than 60 different breeds from hill and mountain to fine and lustre breeds. A sustainable, renewable and environmentally positive fibre choice, the characteristics of these breeds vary widely, with the potential to celebrate this diversity for unique hand crafted outcomes.