Create pleated scarves and wraps, a stunning accessory that is both sumptuous and easy to wear with drama and style. Learn how to add structure and shape to fine felted fabric by using hand pleating and resist stitch techniques to manipulate the felted surface.
Explore the rich textural qualities offered by the nuno felt technique, where wool fibres are worked onto fine fabrics, to create a new fabric. This method of feltmaking will be explored through sampling a variety of techniques and processes. Develop your ideas further with unusual fibre blends and fabrics that will enhance texture and shape in the design. You will use these skills to create a unique accessory, choosing from scarves, wraps and collars.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
"The whole experience was a treat, a warm welcome at reception, a lovely relaxing lounge and coffee on arrival, amazing food for lunch and a well prepared and presented course by Liz who was very friendly and encouraging. It was lovely to try something new and to meet other people with similar interests."Hilary, 2018
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.