Workshops

Workshops 2016 North Pennies based

CURRENTLY TAKING BOOKINGS FOR …..

Felt for starters with Chrissie Day these will be workshops with me at my  studio or in your    choice  of venue

Felt, for improvers, nuno felt and cobweb —-

 A starters felt day with Chrissie Day   £65.00 per person maximum 

We will start by exploring basic techniques used to make a piece of flat felt, and the many differing ways of laying fibres and wetting them down .We will use a variety of wools, silk, fabric scraps, to create prefelt which we will then learn how to add to the work to create texture you will make  piece of felt for a  book cover.  After lunch we will then begin to look at resists and how to create 3d articles, you can choose between a baby pair of boots or a small clutch bag.

Feltmaking is a fascinating and ancient craft using simple raw materials to create a non-woven fabric.  Wonderfully artistic three dimensional forms and wearable creations may be made once the basic techniques of learning how to felt have been mastered.  I am delighted to offer classes and workshops for both beginners and improvers and below are some suggested topics.  My classes and workshops can take place at my studio in the North Pennines, in your home or in a public venue countrywide depending on the number of participants and the workshop chosen.

I can tailor individual teaching programmes to suit your specific needs.

My prices quoted are for classes at my studio and include all materials provided (unless otherwise stated).  Small numbers ensure that you get the attention and tuition you need to create your work.

Workshops cater for 4  to 10 people and prices range according to numbers, location and subject; please contact me directly for a quote.

Two day weekend or mid week workshops – these are based mainly on larger groups of felters and guilds wishing to be taught new techniques in their guild premises

Full day workshops –with Chrissie Day author of Felt Style,From Felt to Friendship,NunoFelt

These day workshops give an intense felting lesson and learning curve which will help you advance your felting experience. A full day workshops with Chrissie costs £80.00 per person .

Quick start stand alone classes for beginners and improvers – class duration is four  hours cost £40 per person

Basic Flat felt, – Create a beautiful piece of flat felt suitable for forming into a small clutch bag or book cover.

Nuno  felt  incorporating silk/cotton the next step on  discovering how you to make Nuno felt and its many applications from scarves to clothing

Pattern making in Felt here we will take basic pattern shapes and learn how to make felt light and drapey enough for clothing

Cobweb felt –learn which fibres to use to make cobweb felt and how to actually treat the fibres and mix fibre during this process, this will make a very fine whispy ethereal small scarf.

Hats making a very simple resist we will then make a hat inspired by the methods taught by Chad Alice Hagan way to handle fibres. Covers cord making in detail

Bowls and House Art we will learn a very differing method to make a bowl or a vase or a piece of house art .Work with a resist and create simple shape which we will then begin to embellish and form the shape using special finishing to give durability to your piece.

Jewelry , adding wire to felt to pre form shape for many designs and also making balls and cords These 3 dimensional are the basis of felt accessories we will also cover using glass with felt in jewelry

Leaves /Flowers –Nature is   your inspiration to discover how to make beautiful pieces which can be used as embellishments on hats and bags or as stand alone jewelry pieces. We will learn 3 very differing ways of doing this

Improvers classes technique learning

Cuffs and Gauntlets IMG_2105

New class introduced this year make the felt make the gauntlet,fingerless mitt,or long cuff to keep warm in winter,add decorative stitching and embellishments during felting and after felting IMG_0144 

Bags – Create gorgeous bags using the many different resist method, placing bag onto bag frames . Embellish with embellishing machine (available) or by needle felting by hand with a choice of fibres including silk and ribbons.

Nuno scarf – A follow on class building on the techniques learnt in the basic nuno felting lesson but now we will be painting and dying our silks and cottons before felting and after felting as we work with a base of hand rolled silk, or hand stitched cotton to create your own unique personal fashion piece

Clothing  felt – Using cotton gauze and merino fibres we learn how to develop fabric in lengths for clothing using patterns designed by myself as starter points

Ballet Flats use your own feet to draw your template and use as a resist to begin to create Chrissie’s signature piece  the ballet flat. Line it  with silk mix  fibres and decorat in many differing styles  (bet you make more than 1 pair )

Advance Jewellery –

learn how to work with dense felt and punch shapes out of this to form unusual pieces for your jewelry

Inspiration workshops

Learn how to take inspiring  images you have collected and using colour mixing and appreciation develop your own design to then take into a piece of wearable art .you will also learn how to size your design using the grid method

Please contact by email

workshops for the AUTUMN 2012 in  the North Pennines are as follows plus private tuition on arrangement

2012 October workshop  Ruffles and Ridges

Cover of "Felt Style: 35 Fashionable Acce...
Cover via Amazon

 

Workshops for 2012 will be available as follows

1.Nuno Jackets –email Chrissieday@me.com to arrange a group booking

2 Screenprinting Nuno–CFG Michigan 2012

CURRENTLY TAKING BOOKINGS FOR …..

27th June 2012 –felt for starters with Chrissie Day these will be workshops with me at my  studio or in your    choice  of venue

18th/25th July 2012Felt, for improvers, nuno felt and cobweb ——ONLY 3 PLACE LEFT

 A starters felt day with Chrissie Day on Saturday 29th June  £65.00per person maximum  10 people in a venue of your choice

We will start by exploring basic techniques used to make a piece of flat felt, and the many differing ways of laying fibres and wetting them down .We will use a variety of wools, silk, fabric scraps, to create prefelt which we will then learn how to add to the work to create texture you will make  piece of felt for a  book cover.  After lunch we will then begin to look at resists and how to create 3d articles, you can choose between a baby pair of boots or a small clutch bag. 

Feltmaking is a fascinating and ancient craft using simple raw materials to create a non-woven fabric.  Wonderfully artistic three dimensional forms and wearable creations may be made once the basic techniques of learning how to felt have been mastered.  I am delighted to offer classes and workshops for both beginners and improvers and below are some suggested topics.  My classes and workshops can take place at my studio in Stanton on the Wolds , in your home or in a public venue countrywide depending on the number of participants and the workshop chosen.

I can tailor individual teaching programmes to suit your specific needs.

My prices quoted are for classes at my studio and include all materials provided (unless otherwise stated).  Small numbers ensure that you get the attention and tuition you need to create your work.

Workshops cater for 4  to 10 people and prices range according to numbers, location and subject; please contact me directly for a quote.

Two day weekend or mid week workshops – these are based mainly on larger groups of felters and guilds wishing to be taught new techniques in their guild premises

Full day workshops –with Chrissie Day author of Felt Style

These day workshops give an intense felting lesson and learning curve which will help you advance your felting experience. A full day workshops with Chrissie costs £80.00 per person .

Quick start stand alone classes for beginners and improvers – class duration is four  hours cost £40 per person

Basic Flat felt, – Create a beautiful piece of flat felt suitable for forming into a small clutch bag or book cover.

Nuno  felt  incorporating silk/cotton the next step on  discovering how you to make Nuno felt and its many applications from scarves to clothing

Pattern making in Felt here we will take basic pattern shapes and learn how to make felt light and drapey enough for clothing

Cobweb felt –learn which fibres to use to make cobweb felt and how to actually treat the fibres and mix fibre during this process, this will make a very fine whispy ethereal small scarf.

Hats making a very simple resist we will then make a hat inspired by the methods taught by Chad Alice Hagan way to handle fibres. Covers cord making in detail

Bowls and House Art we will learn a very differing method to make a bowl or a vase or a piece of house art .Work with a resist and create simple shape which we will then begin to embellish and form the shape using special finishing to give durability to your piece.

Jewelry , adding wire to felt to pre form shape for many designs and also making balls and cords These 3 dimensional are the basis of felt accessories we will also cover using glass with felt in jewelry

Leaves /Flowers –Nature is   your inspiration to discover how to make beautiful pieces which can be used as embellishments on hats and bags or as stand alone jewelry pieces. We will learn 3 very differing ways of doing this

Improvers classes technique learning

Bags – Create gorgeous bags using the many different resist method, placing bag onto bag frames . Embellish with embellishing machine (available) or by needle felting by hand with a choice of fibres including silk and ribbons.

Nuno scarf – A follow on class building on the techniques learnt in the basic nuno felting lesson but now we will be painting and dying our silks and cottons before felting and after felting as we work with a base of hand rolled silk, or hand stitched cotton to create your own unique personal fashion piece

Clothing  felt – Using cotton gauze and merino fibres we learn how to develop fabric in lengths for clothing using patterns designed by myself as starter points

Ballet Flats use your own feet to draw your template and use as a resist to begin to create Chrissie’s signature piece  the ballet flat. Line it  with silk mix  fibres and decorat in many differing styles  (bet you make more than 1 pair )

Advance Jewellery

learn how to work with dense felt and punch shapes out of this to form unusual pieces for your jewelry

Inspiration workshops

Learn how to take inspiring  images you have collected and using colour mixing and appreciation develop your own design to then take into a piece of wearable art .you will also learn how to size your design using the grid method

Please contact by email chrissieday@gmail.com regarding any bookings

4 responses to Workshops

  1. You make such beautiful things!! I would love to study with you someday!
    If you have a moment, I have a question about the fabric possibilities for nuno felting. Can one use a stretchy fabric like jersey for nuno felting? I have a ton of beautiful bamboo jersey that would make lovely drapey scarves, but I’m not sure I can do nuno with it. It is sheer enough to see through when held up to the light.
    On a different note: I do videos on YouTube for an internet PR firm. I use iMovie and am pretty proficient at it. If you are using iMovie and need some tips or help please let me know and I would be glad to offer what I can!
    Thanks!

    • Chrissie says:

      Melissa thank you for your kind comments yes it would be fun to study together stretchy knit fabric yes if it is mainly wool it should work –if you have read my blog you will know I am always going on about making samples and swatches,far better to spoil a 9×9 square of fabric than a whole scarf length.Keep notes on products used, soaps used you can build your own reference library in no time at all .Happy felting and good luck with new blog.

  2. Helen Welsh says:

    I am happy to discover your distinguished way of writing the article. Now you make it easy for me to comprehend and carry out the concept. Thank you for the article.

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