Introduction to hand felting
- Learn how to prepare your wool fibres for making felt.
- Techniques for wet-felting, needle felting and 3-D felting.
- Finishing techniques for your felted projects.
This 1-day workshop is a brief introduction to the various techniques used in making wool felt. We take the same wool fibres one might use for spinning wool yarn, but treat it quite differently to produce a solid fabric which can be cut without raveling, developed into seamless 3-D objects or sculpted. We will start with wet felting technique to learn the basic skills, then move on to create a beautiful felted scarf. Finally we progress to your first mini-sculpture using a popular new process called needle felting.