Bluecoat Chambers: Feltmaking by dot-art
Times: 11:30 - 17:00
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 creativity using textiles.
Sunday 17th February, 11:30am – 5pm.
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 or as a beautiful hand made gift.
- Felt flower decorations – a hair pin, brooch or decoration.
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 17th February, 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.
Cancellations / Refunds:
Once you have made your course booking your are committed to it. This is because our courses have very small student numbers, and often sell-out and are unavailable to others. Therefore any cancellations may result in a place not being filled, or a course not being able to run.
Cancellations are permitted up to 30 days before the start of a course, and a full refund will be issued. Refunds will not be made for cancellations less than 30 days before the start of a course. If you are unable to attend due to illness, personal or professional commitments you do not have the right to a refund.
If you wish to cancel your place on a course that has not yet started and you have a friend or colleague who can take your place we can accommodate this substitution.