Christmas to Keep – felting workshop

SKU: 6 CtK ,

£55.00

3 in stock

Date: 17/11/2018 - 17/11/2018
Time: 12:00 - 16:00
Location: Enable 95 Causewayside Edinburgh EH9 1QG


Description

We are delighted to host a craft felting workshop taught by Susan Thomson of The Wee Garden Studio.

In this workshop you will make a Christmas stocking, Christmas tree or gnome using wet felting techniques – a lovely Christmas keepsake to decorate your house for many years to come.

Susan Thomson in her own words:

I retired from a long career in Education in 2012 and was inspired, after a visit to a local artist’s gallery, to take up this form of textile painting and creating as a hobby. I spent a few years learning the craft at workshops and attending Master Classes in Northern Scotland.

With lots of experimenting using various silks and wool fibres, I have developed my own unique style in the pieces I create. I enjoy travelling round Scotland where I get much of the inspiration for my pictures, with a little artistic license of course!

I like nothing better than creating scarves using all kinds of silks, lace and finest merino wool. I also make smaller gifts.

I share my enthusiasm for this textile craft by running workshops by request from various interested groups. I also tailor workshops to suit individuals in my peaceful Garden Studio.

And I am delighted to have the opportunity to run larger scale workshops through my involvement with Art & Craft Collective.”

Workshop Attendance Dos and Don’ts

All materials are provided however if you have skeins of wool that you would particularly like to incorporate, please bring them with you.

Please wear old ‘working’ clothes that you don’t mind being stained with dye and perhaps an apron.

Please bring a plastic bag to transport your piece home as it may still be damp when you finish.

You will also take home a booklet which reminds you of the processes you use to make your picture.

This workshop is suitable for age 12 and above.