Felting is the process of turning wool fibres into a tough, durable fabric which has many applications. this one day workshop will introduce you to the basics of making felt. You will learn to lay out fine merino wool, wetting down, rolling and fulling your felt.
You will make a sample flat piece of felt on a template and after finishing it, will compare it to the sample. This will show the shrinkage of the wool as it is turned into a felt fabric. After completing your sample piece, you will make a scarf from wool fibres and decorate it with various materials such as silk, cotton and knitting wool. You will take a completed piece home with you.
Classes between 8 - 12 people (minimum 8 people required)
DATES: 6 - 7 May, 2017
TIME: 10am - 4pm (arrive 30 minutes early)
COST: $165 Includes materials kit (Morning tea and locally grown wholesome lunch included)
Kits containing all the fibre will be available from the tutor.
Embellishments such as silk, etc will be available as well to decorate your scarf.
Students to bring:
2 old towels
2 m long x 1m wide bubble wrap (available at Bunnings or Home Hardware)
Washing up detergent or olive oil soap
A bottle with 8 - 10 holes in the top or a ball brauser if you have one
Terelyene or fly wire - about 90cm square or an old curtain that you can see through
If you have any odds and ends of fabric or wool which you wish to incorporate into your piece, feel free to bring them along.
Robyn Primrose has been felting for over 10 years. Since moving to Goulburn in the early 2000's,
Robyn has pursued felt making with a passion. She loves the tactile nature of felt and the fact that, no matter how well you plan a piece, it always takes its own direction. The challenge for Robyn is to make felt as fine as possible, without comprising its strength and durability. Thus, Robyn loves making really wearable garments that flow with body movement and uses lots of silk, cobweb style and fine layers.
Robyn is a member of Canberra Region Feltmakers Inc and Gallery on Track (Goulburn). She has exhibited at the ‘Rapt in Felt’ exhibition in Canberra and Queanbyean, Goulburn and Crookwell Agricultural Shows and has won at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. She often contributes to group shows and has been published in ‘Felt’ Magazine.