Next course: 10th - 16th May 2020

This workshop will combine several techniques including wet felting, needle felting, the use of pre felts, couching, hand embroidery and/or free machine embroidery to make a beautiful, unique wall hanging. It is suitable for any ability from absolute beginner to the more experienced felt maker as well as being a great introduction to free machine embroidery for those who haven’t yet tried it.

Karen Lane felted wall hanging
Karen Lane felted wall hanging

Using photographs or sketches as our source of inspiration we will begin by designing our layout and colour scheme. There will be lots of examples to look at as we explore the different techniques we might use to create our pictures. The main body of our work will be wet felted, using loose fibres to “paint” our pictures. We will also explore the use of our own hand made pre felts, needle felting, hand and machine stitching to add areas of detail. Students can work to any size they wish, working on a large scale and concentrating on the one project, or working to a smaller scale and having the choice of an add-on felting project or simply enjoying more “free” time!

The following work was done by students at a Wallhanging Workshop in Scarborough.

Karen Lane workshop

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