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Felt Bag on a Ball Online Course with Natasha Smart Textiles

8th May 2021 - 8th May 2022
Online
£75

This course teaches everything you need to create a beautiful wool felt handbag using an innovative Felt Bag on a Ball 3D resist wet felting technique. Join Natasha on this step-by-step video tutorial journey, packed with clear instruction and tips. Suitable for beginners as well as existing feltmakers who want to develop their wet felting skills by learning a new technique. Learn how to: - Wet felt with a 3D ball resist to create a seamless hollow felt bag form.…

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July 2021

DAGMAR BINDER south of France Diversity – discovering new species in felt

17 July - 19 July
Atelier du Bocage 31, lieu dit la couech
montbrun bocage, Occitanie 31310 France
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Choosing one specific approach to a felting project, we often don't notice how many other ways we could have gone from this point and come to different, often surprising results. This crucial moment implies an incredible potential for new discoveries, creative solutions and a rich source for learning more about the material and techniques we are using. We will take off for an exiting expedition: using only one type of resists we can explore a variety of ways to develop…

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DAGMAR BINDER south of France Wallhangings or felt objects inspired by botanical structures

21 July - 23 July
Atelier du Bocage 31, lieu dit la couech
montbrun bocage, Occitanie 31310 France
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Workshop for experienced felters (3 days) Wallhangings or felt objects inspired by botanical structures In this class we will explore various possibilities of translating a natural object or structure into felt art. Students should please bring found natural artefacts (or photos of them) that will serve as an inspiration for your felt works. Day 1, we will have a close look at these models, find out which aspects are the most interesting for you and discuss suitable technique(s) for producing…

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Sumptuous Neck Cowl/Head Warmer with Jennie Loader

25 July @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Edmund’s Community Hall, Glastonbury BA6 8EW, Chinnock Road
Glastonbury, BA6 8EW United Kingdom
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£60

Learn to make a reversible neck cowl from luxury wool and silk. This versatile accessory will also be sized to fit your head so that you can wear it as a head warmer. Light and small enough to pop into your pocket this project is both practical and beautiful. You will learn to make a template to fit your head size, lay out a strong but fine wool base, use silk fibres and textiles to add surface design, felt evenly…

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August 2021

Nuno Felt with Vivienne Morpeth , AGWSD Summer School 2021

15 August @ 1:00 pm - 22 August @ 4:30 pm
Writtle University College , Essex United Kingdom + Google Map
£285.00

This is a wonderful, non residential summer school where you can learn loads about Nuno Felting ! There are still two or three places left and non AGWSD members are welcome Course content: This course will include full and detailed tuition with step-by-step demonstrations and lots of practical advice about choosing and working with a range of Merino wool and hand dyed fabrics, which Vivienne will have dyed in advance ready for you. In addition, you will learn how to…

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September 2021

INSPIRED BY NATURE with GLADYS PAULUS in the south of France

12 September - 16 September
Atelier du Bocage 31, lieu dit la couech
montbrun bocage, Occitanie 31310 France
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This workshop gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in 5 days of experimental felt making. The aim of this workshop is not to create a perfect replica of a natural object, but rather to use nature as a starting point from which to explore surface design and sculptural forms. Through a series of samples and a personal project of your choice, a range of approaches and techniques will be explored, which can form the basis for further exploration at…

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Shearling eco rug workshop with Vivienne Morpeth

18 September
The Ropewalk Gallery ,DN18 5JT United Kingdom + Google Map
£95.00

This one day workshop will give you the knowledge and skills to handle and begin to work creatively with a first shearing raw fleece. Working with a whole raw fleece you will learn how to skirt the fleece, layout the fibres, add additional fibres and hand roll and felt a gorgeous natural eco rug . This will be an exciting full on day with step by step tuition, lots of techniques and tips and a beautiful (wet) rug to take…

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GLADYS PAULUS: COLOR PLAY, CONTRAST, BLENDING TECHNIQUES

19 September - 20 September
Atelier du Bocage 31, lieu dit la couech
montbrun bocage, Occitanie 31310 France
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2-day workshop: This workshop has been developed in response to students' comments and offers an opportunity to explore the delights and challenges of using color in felt making. If you are unsure of the way colors interact with each other, lack confidence in how to achieve subtle colour blends, or lack knowledge of using colour in each layer, this workshop is for you. Over two days, a series of pre-felts and small 2-D samples will be created to explore some…

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FACES OF EXTINCTION GLADYS PAULUS in the south of france

23 September - 28 September
Atelier du Bocage 31, lieu dit la couech
montbrun bocage, Occitanie 31310 France
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5-day mask making master class + additional day for photography This workshop constitutes both a conventional 5-day animal mask master class, as well as an opportunity to contribute to on-line exhibition Faces of Extinction which aims to help raise awareness of the huge challenges to wildlife across the world, and of imminent natural network collapse. During this 5-day technical master class with UK-based textile artist Gladys Paulus, you will learn how to calculate, design and create a base resist template…

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October 2021

6–Week Contemporary Dancer online workshop

1st October 2021 @ 6:00 am - 12th November 2022 @ 6:00 am
online at www.mollywilliams.co.uk
£275.00

This is an exciting online workshop where you will make a free standing figure 20″/50cm tall. You will learn a new, energetic wet felted process that has similarities to clay sculpting and can be easily adapted to make any shape or form. The course is suitable for intermediate felt makers and will include simple hand sewing techniques. The online classroom is hosted on RUZUKU – each lesson contains multiple step-by-step videos – over 6 hours of video – plus presentations…

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