Thursday 1 September 2016

FELT BIRDS... and more workshops

The FELTED GARDEN workshops have been running for a while now, 
with topics connected to gardens, the countryside and the seasons. 
What better way to compliment these natural themes than to introduce
a new workshop making FELT BIRDS… 

I started making my felt garden birds last year and they had immediate appeal,
 with everyone asking when I was going to do a workshop… 
It has taken a while to organise things but I’m really delighted to be able to 
share my ideas in the first ‘FELT BIRDS’ workshop coming up in October.

This technique of making felt birds is something I have developed and as 
far as I know no one else is teaching this method. The birds are wet felted, 
NOT needle felted and can be made to look very realistic,,,

 ...or really quirky...
 and can be personalised with surface decoration and stitching 
as you can see here…
(And if you want to see more detail click on the photos to enlarge)

 With Christmas not too far away these birds make great gifts
and perfect tree decorations….

The ‘FELT BIRDS’ workshop will be at Seely Hall in Brook Village, IOW
 Sat 8th October 10am—4pm (now fully booked!)
NEW DATES arranged for Sat 19th November
and now Sat 3rd December....

During the summer I felted this flower picture using lots of 
different fibres, textures and pre-felts.

 I then worked into the felt fabric with machine stitching and hand embroidery. 

It is a good illustration of what my ’Painting with Fibres’ workshop is all about! 

During the workshop you create a felt picture, learning basic felt making 
techniques, experimenting with fibres and textures...
Then you have the extra pleasure of embellishing your finished piece 
with stitching, at home, at your leisure... 

The ‘PAINTING with FIBRES’ workshop will be at Seely Hall, Brook, IOW
 on Sat 1st October 10am—4pm

There will be also be a ‘3-D FELT’ workshop on Sat 15th October at Seely Hall.
We will be well into autumn by then and there will be a 'Seeds & Pods' 
theme to the day. This has to be my most favourite time of year and I shall be
 bringing lots of inspiration along to the workshop...

I will demonstrate methods of 3-D felting using resists.
You can choose to felt a bag or bowl, or come along with your own ideas!

All the workshops will be held at the Seely Hall in Brook Village, IOW..

The 'Felt Birds' workshop is £40 per person for the day and this 
includes ALL materials.

The 'Painting with Fibres' & '3-D Felt' workshops are £35 per person per day,
there's an extra charge for materials or you can bring your own fibre.

For more details or to make a booking please contact Gill 
on 01983 752872.

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