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What's on at The Fabric and Felt Studio - Autumn & Winter 2022

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The Fabric and Felt Studio is offering an exciting NEW series of interactive creative workshops this Autumn/Winter 2022. Come and discover the ancient art of felting with Shelley Burton and meet awesome 'crafty' friends in a fun, encouraging and supportive environment!

Felting is a traditional craft, thought to have been discovered thousands of years ago when wool was put into leather moccasins to keep the cold out. The pressure of walking, combined with moist conditions, matted the fibre into a warm fabric.

Today we can enjoy the benefits of recent inventions, such as bubble wrap to help create felt fabric. This process sees fine pulled wool rovings (fibres) layered onto a sheet of bubble wrap with fibres such as silk and recycled fabric to create a textural contrast and design.

With the work held in place with tulle, soapy water is used to wet the materials down. Felting - the bonding together of the fibres - begins when the second layer of bubble wrap goes on top and the work is wrapped around a rod to be rolled back and forth on a table. The fiction causes the fibres to fuse to form a colourful fabric that can then be used for any textile project.

Come and discover this unique process for yourself alongside Shelley and produce something beautiful and original by the end of the session! All are welcome, whether you are new to the wonderful world of felting or looking to expand your skills.

Each class offers an insight into different felting techniques and all required materials are supplied.

 

  • Felted Flower

    Try your hand at the ancient craft of felt making by making a beautiful felted flower brooch.

     
  • Felting Pods - working with "resist"

    Try your hand at the ancient craft of felt making by making decorative "pods".

     
  • Felted Scarf Classes

    Make your very own unique hand felted scarf using either a silk georgette or wool base and embellishing it with wool and silk fibres, yarn and recycled fabric.

     
  • Wet Felting - Surface Design and Texture

    Learn how to use different techniques to create beautiful surface designs and textures in wet felting.

     
  • Painting with Wool

    Learn how to paint with wool to make a beautiful piece of art which will be fitted into a bamboo hoop to decorate your home or gift to someone special.

     
  • Wet Felting Journal Covers using recycled fabrics

    Have fun learning how to use recycled fabrics to embellish your felt to make a functional reusable journal cover.

     


    To make a booking for one of the above classes, please visit the official Fabric and Felt Studio website and select your desired class. Various classes in sewing, embroidery and felting for adults and children are held year-round, so click on the link here to see all the upcoming classes.

    Individual tuition is available, as well as private group classes upon request (a minimum of 4 people required). Private group classes are a great option for a baby shower, hens night, birthday party or just a girl's day out! Speak to Shelley today on 0419 021 483 and she will be happy to tailor the event to your needs.

    For more information on The Fabric and Felt Studio, please visit thefabricandfeltstudio.com.au, email thefabricandfeltstudio@gmail.com or ring Shelley on 0419021483.

    To see what the latest projects made at The Fabric and Felt Studio, follow Facebook and Instagram.


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