Here's the thing about felt- it really doesn't matter whether you are prefer free machine embroidery or traditional embroidery, handmade felt is beautiful to sew into and embellish.
Why? Well, if you are hand stitching it's really easy to slide a needle through. So it actually feels good to be sewing. And if you're using the machine, it compresses the felt and creates lovely contrast with the unstitched areas.
Either way, the results are sumptuous. So with wet felting being a very sensory activity, the whole process is ...........well, it's just glorious!!
Our aim in this class is create a series of samples so you can explore different wet felting possibilities, Each week we will concentrate on a different aspect of wet felting. We will be using class time to make the felt and to talk about stitch possibilities. The actual stitching can be done in your own time either between classes or after the 5 week program is complete. Think of all those long winter evenings coming up...
Some of the things we'll be looking at are surface decoration, cords and baubles, holes and lace, nuno and using resists to create pockets, craters and texture.
This class is about exploration, about making discoveries and about exchanging ideas.
See course info here
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