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Felt Scarves - Cobweb and Nuno Felt
Course Date: Sunday 15th October 2017
Category: Textiles
Tutor: Sue Pearl
Price: £80

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Summary

Learn to make beautiful, light cobweb felt and nuno felt scarves. Cobweb feltmaking produces a lovely delicate, lacy fabric that can be used to make scarves and wraps. In nuno feltmaking wool is worked onto a lightweight natural fabric. The fibres of the wool migrate through the fabric so that the two become interwoven, creating fascinating textures and beautiful colours.

Further Detail

We will be using fine merino wool in a wonderful range of colours to create floaty, soft-as-a-feather cobweb felt. This very simple technique creates beautiful scarves. Nuno felt is made by using merino wool and the wet-felting process to turn silk and muslin fabrics into a gorgeous drapeable textile that can be used to construct garments, scarves, wraps and many other wearable items. 

Skills/Techniques Covered

  • laying down fibres in preparation for the felting process
  • method for making cobweb and nuno felted items
  • using colour and colour mixing
  • combining other fibres and fabrics into cobweb and nuno felt

Level

This course is designed for a range of abilities including beginners.

Materials

Materials are not included in your course fee. All materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £30, payable to the tutor during the course.

The items you will need to bring with you are listed below.

We do not have the facilities to take card payments in the workshops. Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book if your course involves buying materials from the tutor.

Please bring with you:

  • notebook and pen
  • camera, if you wish to record the process
  • fabric scissors
  • an apron
  • hand cream

Tutor Profile

Sue Pearl has been making felt for more than 16 years and is the author of Making Felt Friends. She originally trained and practised as an interior designer, and came across felt making by accident during research work for her MA at London Guildhall University. Sue has never looked back.

She has been teaching felt for the last 12 years, across Oxfordshire and in London. Sue has taught internationally, in America, Canada, Israel and Australia. She has also given instruction in feltmaking to native North Americans, as part of a women’s small business project. Sue is a member of the International Feltmakers’ Association for which she is Coordinator and Advertising Officer for the London region. She has shown at international and domestic exhibitions and has a piece in the Contemporary Craft Collection at the Museum of Oxfordshire and is currently displaying in a travelling exhibition called Black Sheep.  

Timings & Refreshments

Coffee is available from 9.45am. The course starts at 10am and finishes at 4.30pm. Fresh ground coffee and a range of teas are provided all day, along with biscuits in the morning, a sandwich lunch and cake in the afternoon. SPECIAL DIETS: If you are vegetarian, please tell us when you book. If you have other special dietary needs/preferences, please see our terms and conditions for detailed information on the food provided.