Wet felt making workshop

Ashburton Arts Centre, Ashburton

Who is this course for?

Whether you are a complete novice or have tried making felt before and need a refresher, this is a lovely introduction to the joys of creating a versatile fabric using soft coloured wools. Taught in a supportive and friendly atmosphere. Drawing skills not necessary. Come and make something beautiful and have some fun.

Course content

You will learn to use the wet-felting process to create a small fabric sample. The process is an easy and satisfying one regardless of your perceived artistic skill! Using colour in a creative and thoughtful way and the softest of merino wools, this taster session will teach you everything you need to know to try this technique again in the future. You may be shown a selection of artists and designers to inspire your work.

Support and feedback

The tutor will be there to demonstrate techniques and for constant help and support.

Additional costs and requirements

No previous experience necessary. Please bring an apron.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?


About the tutor

With a background in state education and community arts, Elena believes passionately in nurturing the artist that dwells within us all. Having fun and enjoying the process is central to this core belief. She aims to maintain a supportive environment for all to enjoy the creative process at every level.

Elena has been teaching a wide range of Art, Craft, Textiles, Photography and environmental education for over 13 years. She has a degree in Visual Communication and specialised in Photography at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. This led to an interest in experimental techniques exploring the rich history of the medium including homemade and box cameras. Her professional work includes working with a professional commercial photographer and animation production in London. Elena has pursued a wide range of creative processes since then including illustration, green woodworking and puppetry. Perhaps inspired by a family background in tailoring and millinery, she is a keen maker using textile techniques such as batik, felt and stitch.

Start date15 June 2019
End date15 June 2019
Start time10:00
End time12:30
Concessions not available