Sun, 19 Mar|
Hudson Street Hum
Wet felting workshop at Hudson Street Hum
Learn the ancient craft of wet felting wool to create two unique felt pieces - one flat piece and a small felt bowl.
Time & Location
19 Mar 2023, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Hudson Street Hum, Newcastle East NSW 2300, Australia
About the Event
Have you ever wanted to learn the ancient craft of wet felting wool? This wonderful and versatile craft can be used to create both beautiful and functional objects.
In this full day workshop, you'll learn new skills and take away your own unique felt bowl.
To begin the day you'll create a piece of felt that can be used to make a wall hanging, cushion cover, journal cover, coasters, needle-case, small bag or other similar items. This step will teach the principles of wet felting ie how to lay out the wool tops, decorate your piece, then felt and full it.
Then after a short lunch break you'll progress and make a small bowl using a resist felting technique.
By the end of the class everyone will have created a piece of felt about 20cm square and a small bowl. This workshop is a great opportunity to enjoy handmade processes and have fun learning how to continue these traditional crafts.
Price $145 per person, includes:
5 hour face to face class at Hudson Street Hum (including 30 minute lunch break) , all materials and tools, tea and coffee.
You'll need to bring your lunch. Everything else is provided.
All classes will be run in accordance with NSW guidelines in place at the time.
About your tutor:
Amanda Donohue studied printmaking at Sydney College of the Arts graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours). She also has a Graduate Certificate in Cross Disciplinary Art & Design from the College of Fine Arts (UNSW) where she studied textiles. Amanda has been a practicing artist for over twenty years, has been teaching for about 10 years in the Hunter area and exhibits regularly. See more about Amanda at www.amandadonohue.org