Needle Felting Workshop - Painting with Wool: 16th January 2019 9am - 1pm
Needle felting is a relatively new art form developed in the 1980's by David and Eleanor Stanwood and Ayala Talpai. They had bought a small industrial Sampling machine for needle punching and discovered they could use individual needles from it to make shapes with wool fibres. The technique has developed from there and is still growing in popularity.
In this 4 hour class you will learn the basics of needle felting onto a flat surface, using a variety of fibres and silks. You will be making your own 6 inch (15cm) 2D fibre piece to take home. Information on framing methods will be provided. The theme for this workshop will be 'Poppies' based on the image above. You will be guided through the techniques and process of building your picture and will have the opportunity to add your own details and embellishments using the wide selection of fibres on offer. All tools and materials are provided.
Ushma Sargeant is a felt artist based in Bishopstone. She started using wool as a medium in 2015 as an ‘easier to clean up’ alternative to paint. She immediately fell in love with the medium and has developed her knowledge and skills with practice. See more about her here http://www.fifteen2.co.uk/
Refreshments are provided during the workshop and the venue is just a two minute walk from the lovely Rose and Crown pub if you fancy staying for a pub lunch afterwards. Toilet and classroom all easily accessible from the car park.