Bluecoat: dot-art: Feltmaking

Bluecoat: dot-art: Feltmaking
Bluecoat: dot-art: Feltmaking

Venue: Bluecoat
Dates: 15/03/2020
Times: 11:30 - 17:00


Learn a variety of fine-art feltmaking techniques and create your very own art piece and decorations using felt.

***To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660***

Sunday 15 March 2020, 11:30am – 5pm (£50 for 1 day)

Suitable for beginners and for those continuing from previous courses, as the tutor will tailor the material to individual participants.


During the workshop, Catherine will guide you through two exciting, hands-on feltmaking projects.

For the first project you will create a wall art piece (approximately 30cm x 30cm) to decorate your home or as a beautiful hand made gift. Catherine will show you techniques to create a landscape, a floral scene or something more colourful and abstract.

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

In both projects, you will learn the ancient Scandinavian skill of wet felt-making. A magically creative process, merino wool and exotic fibres and yarns such as silks, camel down, linens and mohair are arranged carefully into a design before water and olive soap are applied to the surface. Friction from your hands alone will transform the fibres into a textile which has a uniquely organic look and feel.

Choose from over 40 shades of merino wools and special pre-mixed blends or learn how to blend your own with carders. You will also learn how to apply silk and cotton fabrics n a ‘NUNO’ felting style. Catherine will show you basic hand embroidery to decorate your artwork before helping you assemble to a hanging rod (embellishment can be stuck down for anyone who prefers not to stitch). There will be plenty examples and ideas to guide you along in this process.

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.


Winter Programme 2020,

Sunday 15 March, 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 (behind Primark), or through the garden at the back off College Lane. Nearest train station – Liverpool Central.


£50 for the 1 day course (full course must be booked in advance). Please call 0345 017 6660 for more details.


You will need to provide your own materials to take with you, you will be sent a full materials list 2-3 weeks before the start of the course. If you would like to access this list earlier, please email


There are a maximum of 15 places available on the course, 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.