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Felt Pockets & Purses Workshop

13 June 2020

This is a pre-book only event. Tickets go on sale on 24 February 2020 at 10:00.

We recommend you book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Felt Pockets & Purses Workshop

13 June 2020

Join us for a fun felt making workshop where you will learn how to manipulate soft merino wool to make strong pieces of felt, that you will then turn into beautiful seamless iPad case, purse, glasses case or small bag.

In this one-day course you will learn about wool and its properties, and experiment with colour and design. The course tutor, Penny Dixon will take you through the felt making process step by step, showing you how to handle lengths of wool and then use the specialist resist techniques required to lay it correctly in order to create a colourful seamless felted pouch. You will be able to take your wonderful creation home with you at the end of the day.

The course is suitable for beginners and improvers. Full instruction and guidance is given and those with previous felting experience will be able to develop their skills in creating this piece.

A plastic bag may be useful 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 Feltmaker’s 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.

Booking Details

Tickets will go on sale Mon 24 Feb, 10am

Priority booking for Members will open from Mon 17 Feb, 10am

Become a Member to receive priority booking and 20% off your event ticket* plus, a host of other benefits.

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Already a member? You will need to be logged into your account to access priority booking. Login to our   ticketing site and book online today   or for telephone bookings call our Sales & Ticketing Team on 0121 520 8054 (mon-Fri, 10am-4pm) and have your membership account details ready.

*T&C's apply

This event is a pre-ticketed event - UnChained passes are not valid for entry. We would like to remind you that tickets are non-transferable and we strongly advise that you do not purchase tickets from online third party sellers.

Please note should you wish to receive your tickets by post (rather than email) there will be a £3 admin fee. 

Time: 10am – 4pm.

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

This course is part of our IgnitEd programme -  Find out about similar   Heritage Skills Courses


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