An introduction to fibres and the different ways to work with them. In this course, participants will have an opportunity to experiment with a range of fibres and wool to create functional and decorative pieces through carding, spinning and weaving on a peg loom.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults 18+ years. It is open to beginners and improvers. You don’t need any previous experience of felt making as full instruction and guidance is given. Those with some experience will be able to improve their skills, technique and develop new designs.
This course involves working at low tables, includes long periods of standing and good dexterity is needed in your hands and shoulders. The course may not be suitable for people with disabilities but you may contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs. A carer or support worker may assist but must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support.
What will you learn on this course?
Create fabulous fibre pieces of your own design in this 5-week short course. Learn the process of turning raw fibres into a unique woven artwork. Start with the basics of what fibres are, then learn how to card fibres into roving. After you have prepared your roving learn what spinning is and how to use a drop spindle to create your own yarn that you will then learn to weave in a peg loom!
You will be taught the basic skills in fibre processing, gaining a knowledge of different types of fibre and their properties and the historical context of carding, spinning and weaving. You will have the opportunity to apply your new skills to produce decorative pieces for a wall hanging or mat.
The course is delivered through a mix of demonstrations and practical exercises. You will leave with some fibre samples and some more developed decorative pieces.
Do you need to bring anything?
Please wear old clothes and bring a waterproof apron. All materials and equipment are provided.
Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs.
Who teaches this course?