Fundamentals of Felt Jewellery Making

Felt-making is an incredibly versatile technique which lends itself to a myriad of different applications. In this workshop we are turning our attention to its usefulness in the world of jewellery making.

Make a variety of gorgeous and colourful beads, incorporating various wool, yarn and other fibres. Felt is also well suited for cords/cordage and can be made in a variety of colours and thickness. It’s also brilliant as a base for hand stitched and layered brooches which are lots of fun to make and wear and make the perfect handmade gift.

Felt-making is a very forgiving medium. You don’t have to be experienced to make something fun and enjoyable in this workshop. If you love working with your hands, have been curious about the felt-making process and love a bit of exploratory play, then this is the class for you.

During the day Gill will take you through the basics of the felt-making process, as well as a variety of bead and cord making techniques. She will also bring along samples and images of finished pieces to help inspire you and show you what is possible in this medium. You will then be free to experiment with any of the techniques shown, and start making your own piece of hand felted jewellery.

What to bring:

1 x old towel

1 x plastic bag (for taking wet felt home in)

1 x pair of scissors

Elbow grease (some light repetitive hand movements are involved)

Material Fee: $25ea

Includes: 100gms wool and other yarns and fibres, cording, soap, dry felting needles, wooden beads, wood skewers and notes.


Materials List

1 x old towel 1 x plastic bag (for taking wet felt home in) 1 x pair of scissors Elbow grease (some light repetitive hand movements are involved)

Tutor: Gill Brooks