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Feltmaking for Beginners

People's College

This is an introductory course where students gain hands-on experience in a wide variety of feltmaking techniques and projects.

Cost of materials, which will be supplied by the tutor, is included.

  • Date: Feb 06, 2019 - May 08, 2019
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Time : 6.15pm- 8.15pm
  • Category: Languages
  • Venue : Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square
  • Cost: €175 for twelve classes

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Course details

Feltmaking is one of the oldest textile making techniques which is getting more and more popular again all over the world.

Natural animal fibres, mainly wool fibres are used in the process. Warm soapy water is applied to layers of wool and repeated agitation and compression causes wool to shrink, the fibres interlock and mat together.

Handmade felt has great properties. It is an ideal technique for creating decorative and also functional pieces.

This is an introductory course where students will gain hands-on experience in a wide variety of feltmaking techniques and projects. The course also highlights the history and tradition behind this magical craft. It is an engaging, tactile and sensory process and there is always a great satisfaction of an unique end-product.

No previous feltmaking experience is necessary.

Gabi is registered with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland and Former Chair of Feltmakers Ireland.

Lecturer: Gabi McMcGrath

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Course added on: 31/07/2012
Details last updated on: 27/11/2018

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