Light Fantastic: felted fairy lights

SKU: 9 Fairy lights ,


Out of stock

Date: 09/04/2022 - 09/04/2022
Time: 10:00 - 14:30
Location: Enable 95 Causewayside Edinburgh EH9 1QG
Phone: 01316299123


In the second of our series of felting workshops, our Collectivist Susan Thomson of The Wee Garden Studio will teach us how to make a string of fairylights  using a range of felting and embellishment techniques.

Places are strictly limited to eight people and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis but should demand exceed supply we will place names on a waiting list and run another workshop later in the year.  Strict social distancing measures will be employed and masks must be worn.

At the end of the workshop, you will have your own string of lights to take home!

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.

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

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

You will also take home a booklet which reminds you of the processes you use.