Make a felted 'cobweb' scarf with Liz Clay

Constructed and woven textiles

Ref: S1D11339

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About this course

Learn to make cobweb scarves and neck pieces using traditional techniques of wet felting.

Course Description

Starting with how to prepare wool fibres through sampling, you will then develop colour blending techniques and layering of fibres to enhance the felted surface. Learn to be confident in working with thin layers of wool fibres as you design and make fine felted cloth for lightweight gossamer scarves and neck pieces. This method of felt making will be explored

through tutor led sampling exercises

Timetable

Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials

Included

  • Additional materials for individual purchase, if required. The course fee includes the cost of all materials required for the specific project set by the tutor.

Available to buy

  • Available from tutor:
  • Additional materials for individual purchase, if required.
Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio, this includes stout covered footwear i.e. no open-toes or sandals. You may need safety boots, if specified above.

Tutors

Liz Clay

Liz Clay is a practitioner and researcher of hand made felt, specifically working within haute couture and innovating felt making techniques. She studied textiles at Bath School of Art and Design. Her PhD investigates the creative potential of British 'waste' wool for fine craft felt making. Author of Nuno Felt, she teaches and exhibits internationally. Work is held in the collections of Givenchy, Balenciaga, the Crafts Council and Bradford College Textile Archive.

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