Half day: Saturday AM or Sunday AM
Make a felted flower, suitable for attaching to your hat or scarf, with colourful wool and silk fibres using both wet and dry needle felting techniques.
Each workshop will include step-by-step guidance in the design and sculpture of a felted flower about the size of your palm or hand. A brooch clip will be supplied so that you can attach your piece to a hat or clothing. Wet felt-making techniques involve the use of soap and water to massage the wool fibres and transform them into felt. Dry felting uses specialised felting needles to sculpt the wool into felted forms. A range of wool in bright colours and earthy tones will be available for you to work with. Workshop material costs include your own take-home felting needle.
Needle felting differs from wet felt-making methods as it uses no soap or water. Instead, the wool fibres are felted together with the use of specialised felting needles. A range of wool, in bright colours and earthy tones will be available for you to work with. Workshop material costs include your own take-home felting needle. This is important, as it is highly likely that you will catch the needle felting bug!
Jo is an experienced arts workshop presenter, having had multi-faceted involvement in Community Arts events over the last 25 years. She has contributed to each Arts in the Olives Festival since its inception, presenting either mosaics workshops or co-facilitating Junk Orchestra workshops. Jo first caught ‘the needle felting bug’ eight years ago, when attending felting workshops at Arts in the Olives Festivals. Since then, she has ‘spread the love’ and runs regular felting sessions in her work as a Lifestyles Therapist at Aged Care Facilities and as a group facilitator with young people. Jo continues to have an irresistible urge to share her enthusiasm for needle felting with friends and family, and with you too, if you like
Minimum age for this workshop: 12 years of age
What to bring: All materials provided.
Materials Cost: $12