The workshop explores the exciting textural properties of felt, using basic knitting techniques and experimental materials.
There will be demonstrations of the knitting techniques, plus a discussion on the felting properties of different sheep breeds, and various wet felting methods. The workshop will focus on using pre-made yarns, and therefore will not be covering spinning with raw fibres.
All levels of ability are welcome. The class includes a worksheet, samples and a PowerPoint presentation, to inspire further ideas for after the session.
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Adults, with an interest in textiles or soft sculpture, wishing to explore the artistic potential of knitting. The emphasis is on creating an experimental sample, however the techniques could be adapted to create a garment, accessory or household item.
Basic knitting skills, including knit stitch, casting on and off.
Online using Microsoft Teams or a similar platform. You will be able to join as a guest, and will be sent a joining link a few days prior to the workshop. The language of instruction will be English.
The cost of the workshop is £15 per a person, plus the Cademy fee.
I believe arts education should be accessible to all. Over the past few years, I have run experimental knitting and textile workshops across the country, including Leyden Gallery (Creature Dis-comforts, part of Whitechapel Gallery’s Nocturnal Creatures event), and at the Greenbelt, Supernormal and AntiUniversity festivals. I initially studied City & Guilds Embroidery, before gaining a First Class BA Hons degree in Fine Art.