Wet Felting with Sabin Imhasly
Class Name: Wet Felting: Experience the Fascination & Potential
Class Dates: 27 - 29 January 2021
Tutor: Sabin Imhasly
Sabin is an award-winning felter and, with her twin sister, runs the company Twinfelt. She has been felting for the past 15 years and has been teaching nationally and internationally. The focus of her teaching is hands-on discovery of the fun of felting, seeing the possibilities and creating a well-planned and high quality felt project.
Class Size: 10 (max number of students)
Felting is an ancient craft and has gained a lot of popularity. Wool, a very ‘Kiwi’ renewable resource, is the basic fibre used. The scope of what can be achieved with felting is huge. It’s magical how loose, fragile wool fibres can be turned into a solid fabric, just with water, soap and friction.
Learn the basics of wet-felting over three days. On day one you will learn the felting qualities of different wools and you'll create a flat and a round vessel. Learn how to create a thick felt and work around a resist. Day two, and you'll use fine Merino wool to create stunning jewellery, making perfectly fitting necklaces and rings. On the last day we will felt very thinly and incorporate silk fabric to create a light felt scarf.
After those three intensive days you will be hooked and ready to discover all the possibilities of felting for yourself!
What materials will be needed?
Please bring - 1 large beach towel, 1 small towel for drying hands/mopping up spillage, 1 flat cotton dish towel, 1 small bowl/water container, 1 absorbent sponge cloth to remove excess water, 1 water sprinkler (e.g. pet bottle with small holes on the lid), 30cm ruler or longer, tailor's tape measure, waterproof marker pen, A4 paper and pen, fabric scissors, if available - a tobacco scale.
Felting materials will be provided