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Saturday, 1 September 2018

The Felted Garden AUTUMN WORKSHOPS...

During our glorious long HOT summer I'm sure making FELT was the 
last thing on everyones' minds, including mine... 

Now I can't believe it's the first of September! 
The weather is still very warm but the lengthening shadows across the garden and 
the early morning dew signal a definite change in the seasons.  

AUTUMN has to be my most favourite time of year...
 And this new season of workshops takes inspiration from the vibrant 
colours and textures changing all around us...

Here are some dates for your notice board...






'PAINTING with FIBRES' WORKSHOP
Saturday 6th October 10am—4pm



This popular workshop is great introduction to wet felting!
 You will learn basic feltmaking techniques and experiment with fibres & textures.
Bring along a favourite photo or sketch as a starting point and create
a flat piece of felt - a picture or design that can be stitched into later.

This workshop is for ALL abilities. Beginners welcome!



“SEEDS & PODS” WORKSHOP
Saturday 27th October. 10am - 4pm


Many felted pots have distinctive organic forms and I shall be
 bringing lots of seeds & pods along to this workshop
I will show how to felt in 3-D using a resist and you can create a 
bowl or pod inspired by the shapes and colours of autumn!

This workshop is for ALL abilities. Beginners welcome!.


‘3-D OPEN WORKSHOP’ 
Saturday 10th November 10am - 4pm

This workshop is for experienced feltmakers..
 It's an opportunity to come along and felt ANY 3-D form - something you've been 
wanting to make for ages but needed the time and space to make it happen! 
Maybe an unusual shaped vessel, bag, hat or even a pair of slippers!



There will be no demonstration at the start of the day, just an
 informal discussion instead so we can share ideas and re-cap on techniques.
 This will leave more time for experimenting & felting during the day.
Don't worry - written instructions will be available and I'll be on hand 
with practical help!  


'FELT SCARF' WORKSHOP
Saturday 17th November 10am - 4pm

This workshop for ALL abilities. I will be showing how to felt either a lattice scarf 
or a ’nuno’ style scarf and you will go home at the end of the day
 with a unique piece of felt to wear!


There will be a selection of beautiful hand-dyed fibres available to buy on the
day, but if you already have fibres you'd like to use bring them along.



'3-D SMALL PROJECTS' WORKSHOP
Saturday 24th November 10am—4pm

A NEW workshop for all abilities
3-D felting but on a small scale!!!
Seamless purses and cases for phones, pencils, scissors, specs…

 

Fun, functional and simple to felt they make perfect gifts!
Lots of designs to choose from, make 2-3 in the day,
and take away all the template shapes to continue felting at home!
More info about this workshop here


'FELT BIRDS & ANIMALS' Workshop
Saturday 1st December 10am - 4pm

With Christmas getting closer these fabulous felt birds & animals 
make great gifts and wonderful tree and table decorations!


This workshop is for ALL abilities
Beginners welcome!
£40 for the day which includes
ALL materials, enough to make several birds and animals.



ALL the workshops will be held at The Seely Hall in Brook Village,
 Isle of Wight.. PO30 4ER




The workshops are £35 per person per day,
there's an extra charge for materials or you are welcome to bring your own fibre.

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

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





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