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since September 2020

Slashed Felt Fish Workshop with Mandy Nash

28th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 31st January 2021 @ 10:00 am
£35

Learn how to use a book resist with a slash/reveal decoration to make a colourful, felt fish. The workshop, delivered by YouTube video, is 6 and a half hours long with a 45 minute introductory session to explain what wool you need to buy, how to prepare your design etc so you are ready to go for the actual workshop.The workshop is suitable for students with some feltmaking experience.

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since October 2020

Coronavirus Scarf tutorial with Mandy Nash

1st October 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3rd April 2021 @ 5:00 pm
£7.50

Make a wet felted spiky scarf inspired by the coronavirus pandemic. This is a project that will keep you occupied for a day or two and the technique can be developed in many different ways. You will be sent a detailed five page tutorial as a pdf file with some support by email.

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January 2021

Contemporary Dancer – a unique wet felted sculpture

22 January - 26 February
online at MollyWilliams.co.uk Select a Country: + Google Map
£275.00

Hello! - just to let you know that my first 2021 online workshop will begin in January. CONTEMPORARY DANCER 6-week Online Felt Workshop begins on Friday 22nd January 2021. This is an exciting online workshop where you will create your own free-standing dancer 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 taught by me on Ruzuku…

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Making an A5 felted book cover with Gabi McGrath

30 January @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online
£55

Feltmakers Ireland is delighted to announce an ONLINE ZOOM based workshop on 30th January at 10am. This is workshop with tutor- Gabi McGrath is 3hrs long, starting at 10am. Your 100grm of fibre and cotton gauze is included in the price and will be sent out in advance. You will need to have downloaded the zoom platform as a link will be sent one week before. The price is €55- and this also includes your membership to Feltmakers ireland for…

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February 2021

Mixed Media Textile Art – online class

10 February @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online
£390

Learn how to embellish felt and fabrics with mixed media techniques: painting & dyeing techniques, digital painting & composition, free motion embroidery, transfert techniques, working with paper... This is a art orientated class which aims to push your creativity to another level. Online live event 6 Wednesday in a row of ~2h + hand outs + private Facebook group. Detailed info on my web page: https://www.arianemarianeshop.com/workshops-felt-and-textile-art/mixed-media-textile-art-online-workshop-in-6-lessons-us-february2021

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May 2021

LISA KLAKULAK, Sculpting Hollow Forms + Partial Felt Density

12 May - 15 May
Atelier du Bocage 31, lieu dit la couech
montbrun bocage, Occitanie 31310 France
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To develop a hollow form, wool fiber is layered around a flat resist made from a material impenetrable by the fibers and once the fibers have entangled the resist is removed and the form fulled. In addition to the shape of the resist, understand how varying the density of wool in a given area (differential shrinkage) and directional fulling can provide more control to sculpt desired forms and forms previously unimaginable. Participants will make partially felted sheets of fiber in…

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LISA KLAKULAK Solid Form Felting Techniques + Claps and Closures

17 May - 19 May
Atelier du Bocage 31, lieu dit la couech
montbrun bocage, Occitanie 31310 France
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Explore systematic construction techniques for solid felt forms: spheres, discs, barrels, hoops and cords allowing for controlled repetition or deviation of form. Learn graceful connection techniques for wet-felting these basic forms together seamlessly into unique clasps and closures and as well as their attachment to surfaces and edges. These techniques provide ample air space for shrinkage resulting in well-integrated surfaces that won’t pill. Students will also incorporate shapes cut from thick hand made partial felt to create more complexity of…

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CHRIS LINES in the south of France, felted collage design

27 May - 30 May
Atelier du Bocage 31, lieu dit la couech
montbrun bocage, Occitanie 31310 France
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In this workshop we will cover the potential of multi-coloured pre-felts with the addition of dyed or printed fabrics and non-wool fibres (if desired) to build up a 'collaged' or layered design, which can also incorporate elements of stitch. We will cover techniques for making pre-felts and explore their potential, through cutting and layering of shapes to build up a design. We will make a series of sample pieces where we will consider aspects of colour theory, tonal contrast and…

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June 2021

CHRIS LINES in the south of France: cyanotype images for textile artists

1 June - 3 June
Atelier du Bocage 31, lieu dit la couech
montbrun bocage, Occitanie 31310 France
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Chris Lines was born in Surrey, UK. Her training was in Fine Art (Painting and Sculpture) and she has practised in the field of Art and Art Education her whole working life. Over the last 19 years in her personal practice, Chris has specialized in the medium of felt, which has both art and craft applications and is intrinsically connected to the land through the use of sheep’s wool as a primary material. Chris works in a mixed media context,…

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Join the trainer HEIDI GREB, for a training about manual wool felt.

12 June - 16 June
Atelier du Bocage 31, lieu dit la couech
montbrun bocage, Occitanie 31310 France
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During this training, you will learn to work from fleece, on a « round » surface. You can then orient yourself according to your choice, towards the manufacture of a seamless and sleeveless vest, or towards the manufacture of a carpet. This technique also allows to make smaller models and figurines, and you will give free rein to your creativity. The basic approach will be common to all projects: sampling and experimentation. The achievements of this preparatory phase can then…

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