Felt Lampshades - Saturday 20th & 27th January 2018
An opportunity to create a unique piece of home decor to complement your home and learn two new skills - Feltmaking and Lampshade Making!
Day One: Using native breed or merino wools with additional fibres such as silk, linen and exotics like angora you will design and make a piece of felt fabric. You will learn how to lay out the wool and other fibres and apply wet felting techniques to bond the fibres together. At the end of the first half day session you will have a piece of felt fabric which you will go on to make your Lampshade.
Day Two: Using the felt prepared in the first session you will make your Lampshade. You will learn how to cut your felt fabric to size, adhere a fire resistant backing and shade rings, and gain a basic understanding of how to apply this knowledge to future projects.
This is a workshop over two half days 10am - 1pm for each session. All materials are included in the workshop price along with refreshments of tea, coffee & biscuits.
All levels welcome - Beginners & beyond.
Please bring along a camera to record your work and an apron/wear old clothes and comfortable shoes.