Bluecoat Chambers: dot-art: Festive Feltmaking

Bluecoat Chambers: dot-art: Festive Feltmaking
Bluecoat Chambers: dot-art: Festive Feltmaking

Venue: Bluecoat
Dates: 09/12/2018
Times: 11:30 - 17:00

Festive Feltmaking!

Learn how to do wet feltmaking and develop your skills with textiles. Perfect for the complete beginner or those more advanced who want to have a day of festive creativity using textiles.

Sunday 9th December, 11:30am – 5pm.

More info & booking available here


During this day workshop, Catherine will guide you through 2 feltmaking projects.

  • A wall art piece 30cm x 30cm with hand stitch to decorate your home at Christmas or as a beautiful hand made gift.
  • Felt flower decorations – a hair pin, brooch, decoration for a tree or parcel.

In both projects, you will learn the ancient Scandinavian skill of wet felt-making. A magically creative process, merino wool and mulberry silk fibres are arranged carefully into a design before water and olive soap are applied to the surface. Friction from your hands alone with transform the fibres into a textile which has a uniquely organic look and feel. Catherine will show you basic hand embroidery to decorate your artwork before helping you assemble to a frame (embellishment can be stuck down for anyone not so keen on stitch).

The second project will be 3D felt as Catherine guides you through the process of making a flower shaped decoration – a Christmas rose! Beautiful as a gift – you can choose to add a hair pin clip, a brooch back or hang from a Christmas tree or wreath. Time permitting, a series of flowers can be made.

A ‘how to’ notes handout is included along with references for suppliers and resources.

Tutor: Catherine Carmyllie

Catherine Carmyllie is a Liverpool based Artist currently working across painting and textile art. She completed a Textile Art degree at Huddersfield University before spending 6 months at The Arts and Crafts Academy of Kuopio, Finland where she had the opportunity to learn ancient Scandinavian skills such as bookbinding, weaving, feltmaking amongst others. Catherine regularly teaches workshops.


Sunday 9th December, 11:30am – 5pm


Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX

Situated in the centre of Liverpool, just behind Church Street, down Church Alley and in front of Liverpool ONE. You can enter the building via the front courtyard off School Lane, or through the garden at the back off College Lane. Nearest train station – Liverpool Central.


£50 for 1 day.


All materials and equipment will be provided on the day, however you are welcome to bring along materials which you would like to experiment with.


  • There are a maximum of 15 places available on each session, so early booking is essential.
  • To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.

More info & booking available here