Bluecoat: Creative Feltmaking
Time(s): 11:00 - 16:00
Learn how to do feltmaking and develop your skills with textiles. Perfect for the complete beginner or those more advanced who feel they need to improve their creative skills using textiles.
Sundays 24th June, 1st & 22nd July, 11am – 4pm each day, £125
Felting is one of the most ancient forms of making a textile. Catherine was lucky to study felting in Finland during her University studies and is now a full time Artist based in Liverpool. On this 3 session course, she will teach you the techniques involved to create 3 magical projects:
- An art piece ( 2D landscape or textural abstract ) includes basic hand stitch techniques.
- A set of flower decorations which can be used as gifts, brooch, hair pin
- A 3D form – either a trinket bowl, phone/ kindle cover, book cover
You will have access to over 50 shades of high quality merino wool, silks, mohairs and other exotic fibres. Each session Catherine will provide you with a notes booklet ‘method’ to take away which includes suppliers.
NOTE – Each session requires the purchase of fibres which Catherine sells in packs for £5 (mix & match colours of any choice quantity sufficient for each project). All other materials and equipment such as felting needles will also be available for purchase, but you may take your own.
Tutor: Catherine Carmyllie
Catherine studied textile art at Huddersfield University graduating in 2005 with first class honours. She embarked on a career in the fashion industry working and travelling globally, particularly in Asia. In 2016, Catherine changed career path and became an artist full time. Understanding drawing to be the cornerstone of all artistic activity, she regularly attends drawing class to keep her skills sharp. Her own practice is varied and crosses disciplines of drawing, painting and textile art.
Sundays, 11am – 5pm
1st, 22nd July
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.
£125 for 3 full days
Students will have access to over 50 colours of high quality merino wool, other wool fibres and exotic fibres to try such as cashmere, mohair and silks. Catherine will also have a ‘stash’ of threads and fabrics for students to experiment with.
Each session requires the purchase of fibres which Catherine sells in packs for £5 (mix & match colours of any choice quantity sufficient for each project). All other materials and equipment such as felting needles will also be available for purchase, but you may take your own.
- 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.