Pockets & Handles | Felt Handbags (Intermediate)
A 2-day handmade felt masterclass to create a seamless, fine felt accessory
Weekend of 27 / 28 May 2017
10.30am - 4.30pm (both days)
Studio 3.03 St Margaret's House, Edinburgh
Cost: £170 (includes all materials)
Pockets and Handles - Felt Bags. A 2-day workshop.
Explore the feltmaking techniques required to make a beautiful handbag, the right size and shape for your everyday needs. This project requires attention to detail, measuring and fine finishing.
You will design your own unique handbag. You'll learn how to calculate shrinkage, create a made-to-measure resist, make internal and/or external pockets and integrate strong felt handles. The focus is on creating high-quality fine felt, and of course, you'll take home the perfect handbag.
Suitable for Intermediate
Heather offers a full demonstration of blending wools, using other fibres, laying out the felt, designing templates (if appropriate) and, uniquely, fine finishing. She helps participants create their own designs, and encourages them to experiment with colour and texture.
What to bring
Heather’s workshops are renowned for being intensive and energetic, and also fun.
"Really brilliant workshop with thorough instruction. Helpful to have colour tips as well."
“The most intensive workout I have done for a LONG time … ending up with a beautiful item of functional clothing and toned arms. A great workshop.”
"I love Heather's felting workshops! She puts you completely at ease and gently encourages you through a thorough felting demonstration to create amazing things."
“Heather is a wonderful teacher … can’t wait ‘til my next class.”
“Very professional and enjoyable. Friendly group, and I learnt so much which I can build on. Loved it!
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