Learn to Wet Felt a Picture

Learn the basic steps of wet felting by making a small picture. Wet felting uses simple materials of wool fibre, water, soap and bubble wrap. You will learn how to layer the wool fibres and use wet felting methods to create a smooth piece of felt. We will use a learn how to create a small flower design using a template. The finished felt piece can be hung on its own or stitched onto a sewn pillow or bag.

Felted Lotus Flower
Felted Lotus Flower

Beginner Wet Felted Picture Workshop
Course Length: 4 hours
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Course Fee: £45.00
Materials Fee: £5.00

A £10.00 non-refundable deposit will be required on booking. Please contact me for further information or if you would like to register for a course.
The Materials fee covers sufficient fibre for the workshop. Additional felting wool for practicing at home can be purchased after the workshop.
All of the workshops are provided in my home studio. I keep the class sizes small so that I can provide individual instruction.

Wet Felting Workshops

Felted Easter Eggs Workshop Learn to make Easter eggs with needle and wet felting methods.
Felt a Picture Workshop Learn the basic steps of feltmaking by making a picture.
Felt a Small Case Workshop Learn to felt a small case for your Iphone or sunglasses.
Felted Oven Mitt Workshop Learn to felt an oven mitt using a resist.
Felted IPad Case Workshop Learn to felt a case or bag for your IPad or tablet.
Felted Cloche Style Hat Workshop Learn to felt a cloche style hat using a resist.
Felted French Beret Workshop Learn to felt a beret style hat using a resist.

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Contact Info:
Paivi Suomi
22 Ferry Drive
Chichester
West Sussex UK
PO19 8GJ

Felted Easter Eggs Workshop

Using a combination of needle felting and wet felting techniques make some colourful Easter eggs and a felted basket. This workshop is suitable for the beginner felter.

Felted Easter Eggs
Felted Easter Eggs

Felted Easter Eggs Workshop
Course Length: 3 hours
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Course Fee: £25.00
Materials Fee: £5.00

A £10.00 non-refundable deposit will be required on booking. Please contact me for further information or if you would like to register for a course.
The Materials fee covers sufficient fibre for the workshop. Additional felting wool for practicing at home can be purchased after the workshop.
All of the workshops are provided in my home studio. I keep the class sizes small so that I can provide individual instruction.

Wet Felting Workshops

Felted Easter Eggs Workshop Learn to make Easter eggs with needle and wet felting methods.
Felt a Picture Workshop Learn the basic steps of feltmaking by making a picture.
Felt a Small Case Workshop Learn to felt a small case for you Iphone or sunglasses.
Felted Oven Mitt Workshop Learn to felt an oven mitt using a resist.
Felted IPad Case Workshop Learn to felt a case or bag for your IPad or tablet.
Felted Cloche Style Hat Workshop Learn to felt a cloche style hat using a resist.
Felted French Beret Workshop Learn to felt a beret style hat using a resist.

Follow me on Twitter to get the latest news about upcoming workshops.

Contact Info:
Paivi Suomi
22 Ferry Drive
Chichester
West Sussex UK
PO19 8GJ
Mobile: 075 402 77705
Email: paivatar.yarns@gmail.com

Wet Felting Workshop – How to Felt a Bag

PLEASE NOTE: THE DATE FOR THIS WORKSHOP HAS CHANGED
Date: Sunday Oct. 12, 2014

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Birdcage Barn
1 Leigh Road
Chichester, UK
PO20 0EN
The class size is small, so space is limited. Please register early.

This is a one day workshop in wet felting designed for beginner or intermediate level.

Felted Bag
Felted Bag Monet

You will learn how to make small bag or case for a mini Ipad or tablet. The bag is made using a resist wet felting method to construct a 3D object with no seams.
We use a lot of water and soap in felt making, so please bring along an old large size towel, and wear comfortable clothes, that you don’t mind getting slightly damp or bring along a waterproof apron if you have one.

The fee will cover costs of all materials and supplies to make your project. Bring along a sandwich for lunch. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided.
Please contact me for further information
paivatar.yarns@gmail.com
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Or Register for the class via Birdcage Barn
spoilyourself@birdcagebarn.co.uk

Wet Felting Workshop
Wet Felting Workshop

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Painting with Fibres

Sunflowers Felt Art
Sunflowers Felt Art

Learn to paint a flower picture with wool.

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Beginner Felting Workshop

Beginner Wet Felting Workshop

Date: Saturday April 12, 2014
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The class size is small, so space is limited. Please register early.

This is a one day workshop for those who are beginners in wet felting and wish to learn the basics.

Felt Art
Emsworth Tugboat Felt Art

Learn how to make flat piece of felt using a wet felting method. Even if you have some experience with wet felting, I recommend that you start with this class before moving on to 2 sided felting for items such as hats, bags, slippers, as I use a slightly different method of wet felting than most.
This work shop will teach you the basics of wet felting. You will make a flat piece of felt. Wool shrinks approximately 20% – 30% when it felts. The finished size approx 12″ x 16″. The finished felt would be suitable to sew into a cushion cover, a small bag or as a wall hanging.
We use a lot of water and soap in felt making, so please bring along an old large size towel, and wear comfortable clothes, that you don’t mind getting slightly damp. If you would like to make a picture, bring along a cartoon sketch of your project.
The fee will cover costs of all materials and supplies to make your project. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided.

Photos of the Workshop

Felt Art Rainbow
Felt Art by Rosie
Felt Art Flower
Felt Art Flower by Lynne
Wet Felting Workshop
Wet Felting Workshop

Sami Felt Art

These hand felted art pictures are based on some of the ancient rock art of my ancestors, the Saami people. Some of these carvings date back almost 5000 years. The northern areas of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia were inhabited by the Sami people. The images depict scenes from their daily life: tents and villages, boats, fish, birds, bears, reindeer as well as totemistic and shamanistic rituals.

Sami Felt Art: Poro Reindeer
Sami Felt Art: Poro Reindeer

Poro Reindeer
To the Saami, reindeer herding was more than a profession but a way of life. Before the 17th Century the Sami relied on reindeer as their main food source as well as their clothing and shelter. The Sami needs were simple and they only took what they needed from nature. They completed their diet with hunting birds and fish and gathering berries. They were a nomadic people and moved their villages with the seasons and as the food sources for the reindeer diminished.
Poro Reindeer Felt Art on Etsy

Noaidi
Sami Noaidi Shaman Felt Art

Noaidi Shaman
The Noaidi or Sami Shaman were traditionally the healers and protectors of the Sami people. They had the role of mediator between the human and spiritual world. Using a drum, the Noaidi invoked assistance from benevolent spirits.
Noaidi Shaman Felt Art on Etsy

Sami Beaivi Sun Felt Art
Sami Beaivi Sun Felt Art

Beaivi Sun
In Sapmi, the Land of the Midnight Sun, where the Sun doesn’t reach the horizon in the winter months, the Sun is appreciated and plays a major role in Sami culture.
At winter solstice, a reindeer was sacrificed to ensure that the sun returned to the world and put an end to the long winter season. At the time of the year when the Sun was returning, butter (which melts in the sunshine) was smeared on the doorposts, so that she could gain strength and go higher and higher in the sky. At summer solstice, people made sun rings out of leaves and pinned them up in her honour.
Beaivi Sun Felt Art on Etsy

Sami Laavu Village Felt Art
Sami Laavu Village Felt Art

Laavu Villages
The Sami are a nomadic people and traditionally their home is the laavu, a portable tent that is the “house” for the family. The Sami lived in the laavu for most of the year. and moved their villages with the seasons as the food sources for feeding their reindeer diminished.
Laavu Village Felted Art on Etsy

Sami Felt Art

Etsy: Sami Felt Art – The Sun

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