Felt Making with Karan Fixter

Ref: C2346102

The traditional craft of felting has been used for centuries to make colourful textiles; hard-waring, beautiful natural materials combine to make garments and accessories that require no stitching. You will experiment with colour ways, learn how to make both 2d and 3d felted pieces ranging from individual jewellery items to quirky hats and bags. You will learn how to develop your resist patterns to make your work unique in terms of shape and form. In addition to wet felting techniques you will explore the detailed art of needle punch felting to make small intricate details. No experience or prior knowledge is needed just the time to spend a few hours a week with like minded people, keen to make some funky felt.

Course aim

An introduction to felt making using both the wet felting method and needle punch felting technique.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explain how to use colour
  • Work safely in a studio environment
  • Develop a resist pattern
  • Make work using wet felting techniques
  • Work independently to make personal work

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Students will need a hand towel to use in the felt-making process. we will be using felting soap so if you have sensitive skin you may want to have some protective gloves or barrier cream. Wool Roving is the primary material used but silk, linen, cotton and natural materials can be added.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Felt Making with Karan Fixter


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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
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