Wet Felt Birds with Karen Lane
18 November @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm£95
Join us to make a wet felted bird, you can choose to make it as realistic or fantastic as you wish. Karen Lane will be teaching us to make a bird in just one day – you can choose from a seated or standing style – if standing the legs will require some homework but full instructions and support will be provided. Karen is Mixed Media Textile Artist with a passion for Feltmaking. She discovered the art of Feltmaking in 2014 and immediately fell in love with the very physical and tactile process of transforming loose soft fibres into a unique piece of seamless felt.
Karen is a member of the International Feltmakers Association and runs workshops in Feltmaking and Textile Art both here in the UK and in France.
We will provide a list of materials ahead of time or you can purchase the necessary fibres from Stitching Kitchen. Over the day we will be wet felting around resists using Carded Corriedale. Templates will be provided so you will need to decide the style ahead of time. We will discuss ways in which these can be adapted to make a variety of different types of birds. There’s also scope for further embellishing your work with hand embroidery if that’s something you would like to do.
We will provide drinks and cake through the day to keep your felt making stamina up – just bring any felt making equipment you own (we have plenty you can use too) a couple of hand towels and fibres and a packed lunch.