January felting workshops with Nicola Brown will take place at Clasheen, Ballybrack, Borris, Co. Carlow on 16 and 23 January.
1. Fingerless Mittens, Saturday 16 January 2010, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Cost: E25
Keep your hands warm this winter and felt a pair of fingerless mittens with Icelandic wool by learning to felt around a plastic resist, a method also used to create bags, sculptures and other 3D work.
2. Nuno Felting, Saturday 23 January 2010, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Cost: E25
Nuno felting is a technique that incorporates fabric and fibre and is used to create drapeable felt. Students will experiment with different types of natural fabrics and learn how to create texture using light wool.
Workshops include materials. Nicola can also facilitate groups of min. 4 people who would like to determine their own felting agenda at Clasheen any Saturday from 2 to 4pm during January. Unless any special material requirements are necessary (e.g. silk fabric as well as fibre) these sessions will also cost E25 per person including materials.