Ever wondered what felt is and how it is created?
Canberra Region Feltmakers offers one day workshops for those new to the ancient art of wet felting.
Participants will learn the basic skills of wet felting including: the process of felting, equipment required, planning, and designing a project, choosing fleece, understanding micron, how to select and apply embellishments, why wool shrinks, how to calculate fibre shrinkage and what makes strong felt.
This is a hands-on workshop.
Each participant will make a piece of wool fabric incorporating a variety of fibres and embellishments. The completed fabric piece may be used to create a special project.
Demonstrations and examples are used throughout the workshop.
YOUR TUTOR: Juliana Knight.
Juliana was first introduced to feltmaking in 2016 and is passionate about creating unique, quirky and one-of-a-kind felt items. Living on a farm, she finds that a lot of her inspiration for her feltmaking comes from her surrounds.
Juliana has won many Grand Championships the latest being Overall Felting Champion Royal Canberra Show 2022.
With a background in teaching children and in adult education (including running craft workshops), Juliana has planned a fun day of feltmaking and looks forward to guiding you through the process.
Workshop level: Beginner
What's included in the fee: your pack of wool, one day workshop in small class, loan of some feltmaking equipment.
What to bring: please refer to the list of requirements that you will need to bring with you to participate in the workshop.
Backup plan if COVID restrictions are in force: if we are unable to run a face to face class due to COVID restrictions, participants will be offered an online alternative workshop using Zoom.
Cancellations: see Workshop Terms and Conditions.