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Beginners' Felt Making

04 May - 04 May 2019

Heritage Workshops & Talks, advance-booking

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Beginners' Felt Making

04 May - 04 May 2019

Learn the basic skills of feltmaking producing a flat sample piece from unspun wool and apply your new skills to produce decorative flowers suitable for brooches or other decorations.  

The workshop will introduce learners to traditional and contemporary felt making with an opportunity to experiment with a range of fibres and techniques throughout the day.  No previous experience is needed as tuition will be given with demonstrations and full support.  

Along with learning the historical context of feltmaking , you will also gain an understanding about the properties of wool and be able to use colour and fibre to produce three dimensional decorative pieces. 

A plastic bag may be useful to bring along with you for taking a damp piece of work home! 

Course Tutor: Penny Dixon

Penny is a qualified teacher with a degree in Fashion and Textiles, and a Masters in Art Health and Wellbeing. She is a member of the International Feltmakers’ Association and currently teaches at Mac Birmingham as well as other community venues. Penny also exhibits locally including the recent ‘Crafted for You' exhibition at Worcester City Art Gallery.  She is fascinated by the ancient craft of feltmaking and loves the way the fibres interconnect, likening it to the way groups of people work.  She loves how versatile the craft is and how textured, colourful pieces can be produced that are either delicate or hardwearing depending on the mood of the maker.


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Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Pre-booking is essential.

Cost: £50 (inc VAT) per person includes a certificate of completion, use of materials and tools necessary to the course, admission to the Museum, car parking, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Please note  it would be useful to bring along a plastic bag for taking  your piece of work home - it may be a little damp!

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