Bluecoat: dot-art: Festive Felt Making

Bluecoat: dot-art: Festive Felt Making

Bluecoat: dot-art: Festive Felt Making

Venue: Bluecoat
Date(s): 21.11.21
Time(s): 11:30 - 17:00

Festive Felt Making Course, dot-art at the Bluecoat led by Liverpool based artist Catherine Carmyllie.

Sunday 21st November 2021 11:30am-5pm, £55 for full day course


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


Felt-making is an ancient process of making fabric from wool fibre without spinning or weaving. The aim of this course will be to introduce students to the wonderful world of felt making and to a selection of techniques and applications.

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 festive decoration. Beautiful as a gift – you can choose to add a hair pin clip, a brooch back or hang from a Christmas tree or wreath. A ‘how to’ notes handout is included along with references for suppliers and resources.

The course is designed to encourage student confidence and knowledge of the felt-making process whilst enjoying making a variety of items. You will be closely supported throughout and the techniques explored in this course require no specialist skills – the only restriction being the limit of the student’s own imagination!

Tutor: Catherine Carmyllie

Catherine Carmyllie is a Liverpool based Artist currently working across painting and textile art. She completed a Textile Arts 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, felt-making amongst others. Catherine regularly teaches workshops.

Dates: Sunday 21st November 2021, 11:30am-5pm

Venue: The 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. Nearest train station- Liverpool Central.


£55 for one day course, which includes a materials kit filled with things you can take home to continue working on projects.


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 0845 017 6660

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