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Felting Picture Workshop
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.
In this workshop you will be making a single Avebury Stone based on one of the images 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. No experience necessary. Information on framing methods will be provided. Suitable for 16yr and over.
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.
Ushma Sargeant is a felt artist based in Bishopstone, Swindon. 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. To see more of Ushma’s work please visit www.fifteen2.co.uk