Introduction to Felt Making

Ref: C3673150

You will use merino wool to hand felt a practice piece of felt, you can then go on to make a wet felted flower or another piece of felt. You will make wet felt ball and beads to turn into jewellery if you would like. You will then have a go at some needle felting samples while your wet felt dries. After making samples throughout the morning you will be able to make a finished piece using wet felt or needle felt or a combination of the two.

Course aim

Discover the world of wet and needle felting all in one session. You will cover techniques for handmade wet felt pieces, beads and balls. Needle felted models.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers

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

  • You will hand felt a piece of fabric from merino wool
  • You will wet felt balls and beads from merino wool
  • You will use a needle felting technique to make a model
  • You will use a needle felting technique to make a flower
  • You will use a variety of wet and needle felting techniques

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Introduction to Felt Making

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Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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