Discovering Felt Art and Hand stitch - with Marieke Tomlin
Learn how to create your own Felt masterpiece including stitch with Marieke Tomlin.
Event Date29 September 2020
Perfect for beginners as well as those with some experience, discover the joys of working with various wool fibres and warm soapy water to create your own unique piece of wetted felt and through various techniques, additions and inclusions, and thinking about the stitch you might incorporate for accent once your piece has dried, create your own unique piece of Felt art.
Marieke will bring all the materials necessary for the day, including a lovely choice of vibrant colours in various fleeces and silks. If you have any special fine fibres you would like to bring along, or any sentimental inclusions for your piece -perhaps some fine ribbon or some silk scraps from a favourite but worn out scarf - just bring them along.
£68 including a tasty 2 course Aga Lunch and home baking.
Kindly note there will be material charges of £6-10 payable to the tutor directly on the day. Typically this course runs with around 9 students. Suitable for Beginners and intermediates.
Please bring: Any pictures or inspirations for reference, anything special you wish to include as extras on the day. Your materials money.
About the Artist: Marieke is a very talented and largely self-taught felt artist who happened upon the history of felt and felting whilst examining the use of wool in sustainable living and her environment workshops. She loves the fact that many fleeces now, sadly discarded by farmers, can be reworked through felting into something equally beautiful and useful that will last for many years, so creating a further positive impact locally.
With roots in both of Holland and Wales, Marieke now lives in the Eden Valley and runs workshops in textiles, the environment and sustainability, taking inspiration from her beautiful Morland village in the Eden Valley.