ONSITE Fibre Art: Poppies - Thur 13th June 2024
Included in each day:
- Five hours of expert tuition
- Homemade cookies on arrival
- Filter coffee & selection of teas available free all day
- Freshly prepared lunch
- Homemade afternoon tea
- Ample Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Easy ground-floor access
You will be making your own poppy themed picture using a variety of fibre materials. Your finished piece will be approximately 15x20cm and mounted ready to frame. This could be a poppy field landscape or a close-up floral piece.
You will be introduced to the tools and materials and shown how to use them. You will be guided to create your own piece, from finding your inspiration to choosing your materials and colours and through to the techniques and process of building your picture. Your tutor will be on hand at every stage to demonstrate and advise you while you work on your piece.
You will have the opportunity to add details and embellishments using the wide selection of fibres on offer including wool, silk, camel, alpaca, llama, angora, flax, seaweed, bamboo and nylon. This workshop will be tailored to beginners, no experience is necessary but those with experience are welcome to come along and create their own piece. Individual guidance will be available.
Skills / Techniques Covered
- Techniques of needle felting onto a flat surface
- Safety when working with felting needles
- How to use the various felting needles for different effects
- The properties of the different fibres and how you can use them
- How to finish a fibre piece
Materials are ot included in the booking fee. All materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £40, payable to the tutor during the workshop. Tools will be available to use during the workshop and optional to purchase should you wish to continue working at home - the approximate cost of these will be up to £40.
Students - please bring with you:
(Optional) Any images or photographs that inspire you.