New - Courses in Needle Felting and Dyeing
The following workshops will be held in Islesteps Hall. As it is spacious, well equipped with tables and warm. The hall is located just a couple of miles from Dumfries on the Solway Coastal road. Full directions will be given when booked.
At the present time I have only organised workshops for February and March until I see
how my work load goes for the Spring.
The felting classes can have a max of 15 participants however I can only have a maximum of 10 on the Dyeing workshops.
To book a place please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org or text me: 07901272294
If you have not attended a class before then a non refundable deposit of £10 is required and can be paid by cheque or by BACS. I have had to change my payment policy due to the number of no-shows on previous workshops. The balance can be paid by debit or credit card at the class.
There will be a sales table on the day and payment can be made by credit/debit card.
You will need to bring a packed lunch with you. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided and available throughout the day.
I try to make the day as informal as possible and give out notes etc to take home to re-mind you of what we have covered as well as ideas to work on in class.
Needle Felting - Basics and Beyond
This class is suitable for those who have never needle felted before as well as those who have done a previous course with me and just want to improve their skills. For those who are just learning we will do three items: a brooch, a landscape and a choice of a third item. For those who want to improve their skills and play with new ideas probably already know what to expect...lots of fleece, backgrounds, ideas and inspiration and will be given the opportunity to ‘dive in’ and play.
All materials are supplied with a wide selection of hand dyed and natural coloured fleece to choose from. You will also be supplied with foam, needles and worksheets to take home with you. All this is included in the cost of £25.00
The available dates for this course are:
Saturday 16th February FULLY BOOKED Sunday 3rd March 4 PLACES LEFTFIO
Experimental Needle Felting
This course is for those who have done some needle felting. Due to the nature of the
course there won’t be time to teach all the basics. We will be using dyed blanket, prefelt, hand dyed fleece and textured wool. Lots of inspiration and ideas to work on. We will also be exploring ways to make and use silk paper to felt onto as well as having a go at minimal wet felting adding felted shapes and silk fibres to create great backgrounds to felt, stitch and embellish on. A day to play, relax and experiment with lots of fleece, fibre and textures to work with.
The cost inc materials will be £25.00
The dates available are : Sunday 17th February FOUR PLACES LEFT
and Saturday 30th March FOUR PLACES LEFT
A Day to Dye for
Last Autumn I ran an evening course on Dyeing. We covered the different dyes than can be used for fabrics and wool as well as different print methods. This workshop covers some of those techniques and is designed for those who have never dyed before, for those who have done some dyeing and for those who are terrified of even attempting to dye! We will be dyeing raw fleece for spinning or felting, undyed yarns for weaving, embroidery and tapestry, different fabrics including pr-felt, blanket, cotton and silk and also having a go at printing and painting onto fabric. At the end of the day you will have a lovely stash to go home with and experiment with plus the confidence to do some dyeing at home in your kitchen. Tables will be set up round the room so that you can work at your own pace. This is a fun day where you can experiment, relax and have a some ‘down time’.
All the materials and dyes are provided but you will need to bring: a washing up bowl or kitty litter tray, about 6 jam jars (medium size), a couple of old ice cream tubs or similar and a pair of rubber gloves (not the throwaway latex type!)
The cost will be £28.00
Available Dates: Saturday 2nd March 2 PLACES LEFT and Sunday 31st March SIX PLACES LEFT