Extension Skills Program – Layering up prefelts and differential shrinkage
19/09/2020 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join Jean and Sue to learn how multiple layers of prefelt at different stages of the felting process can be used to form three dimensional shapes.
A light prefelt will only have shrunk a little bit, whilst a firm prefelt will have shrunk quite a lot. When prefelts at different stages are felted together the differential shrinkages create a three-dimensional form.
Techniques will be shown to attach prefelts that are at different stages of the felting process.
One sample flower will be made. This session will give you an understanding of how to use different shrinkage rates in your felt practice, and a range of techniques to attach prefelts together.
All the felting equipment is supplied, and materials will be available for sale on the day (cost up to $5), so you just need to bring along your enthusiasm.
These classes are designed for inexperienced felters, or anyone wanting to refresh their skills or learn a new felting technique. They are ideal for people who have completed the Feltwest beginners workshop and are keen to learn more, or gain the skills and confidence required to undertake a more advanced felting workshop.
Extension classes are kept small to provide a lot of 1:1 support to participants in a relaxed and helpful environment. The sessions will focus on creating one or more samples on a specific technique.