Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Create seamless pouch, vessel or wrist cuffs-wet felt workshop




Two separate wet felt workshops on Saturday, 18. March, 1.30-5.00pm and Saturday 22. April 1.30-5.00pm 2017
You'll learn to create a seamless pouch, wrist cuffs or a vessel using colourful sheep’s wool fibres, warm water, soap and friction and felt around a template. It’s great fun to experience the process of wet felting. You’ll start with fluffy soft wool fibres and transform those into a firm, felted, useful item. Craft experience welcome. If wet felting is completely new to you but you have general craft experience, then I recommend to create a small felt item like a pouch. 
This workshop is suitable for children age 10+ with interest in craft and accompanied by an adult. Price per participant: £22 per workshop. 
In case you would like to felt a cover for a mini hot water bottle, then basic felt experience is expected and the price for the workshop would be an extra £3, which means £25 for the workshop, incl. mini hot water bottle.
Max. 4 participants. Please book and pay in advance to secure your place. 
Venue: G64 1QY, Glasgow/Bishopbriggs
More info here:  
www.laryna.com


Saturday, 12 November 2016

Needle felt workshop on Saturday 19th November 2016, 2.00-4.30pm

We’ll use colourful wool fibres and create something beautiful; an item for seasonal decoration, like a fairy, a gnome, an angel, a robin, a snowman or even a Santa.  Beginners are welcome! Children from 8 years accompanied by an adult are welcome.

The aim of this workshop is:

● to learn needle felting, or improve your needle felt skills.
● to experiment with colours and design
● to take home a unique piece of handmade felt.
At the end of the workshop you will have your own felted item and have learned or improved a new skill. 
No previous experience needed.
It’s fun to get creative in this way and you can easily get hooked! 
Costs: £15 to be payed in advance to secure your place. 
Venue:  Bishopbriggs, 3 minutes walk from town centre
Please contact me to book your place! 
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Friday, 9 September 2016

Another wet felted giant Shetland wool beret


From time to time I am asked to felt a giant beret. This time I felted a giant beret for stilt walkers. I used bright brown Shetland fleece. The natural colour is called moorit. I processed the fleece. That means, I washed, teased and carded the wool before I started with the wet felting process, using a circular template.  

The diameter of the template was 43cm. Glycerine soap, hot water and friction are used in the felt process.


I made 3 layers of wool on both sides of the template to felt a strong enough beret.


The first layer of wool on both sides of the template. It's a lot of work, starting from scratch, and it's fun too!


 Here I rub the surface which is covered with a thin net to keep the fibres in place and protect them from sticking to my hand. I love to experience the felt process. Especially when the fibres start to entangle and matt together into a fabric.


    When the wool fibres had matted enough I cut out the opening for the head.
I pulled out the template.
More felting and fulling was needed, by vigorously rolling the fabric in a bamboo mat.
When the beret had shrunk in the fulling process I rinsed out the excessive soap, then spun it in the washing machine and left it to dry. The brim was felted in the similar way as the giant beret, only using a rectangular template
After all felted parts had dried I sew on the brim to the beret.

The beret is ready and has shrunk to 40cm diameter 
I love felting, it's a magical process of transformation from fluffy wool into a sturdy fabric!



Saturday, 3 September 2016

Wet felt workshops on Saturdays: 17th September and 1st October 2016

Wet felt workshop on Saturday, 17th September 2016 14.00-16.30
This wet felt workshop is suitable for adults and children from 8 years upwards, accompanied by an adult. We will start with felting beads from colourful wool fibres to get to know the amazing process of felting. The participants can then chose to either felt a flower e.g. for a brooch or hair piece, or make a flat felt to create a brooch out of it. It’s fun and rewarding! Feel free to invite friends. A complementary cup of tea will be served. Please book and pay in advance to secure your place! Costs: £16 incl. material Venue: Bishopbriggs
Find more info here: www.laryna.com

Create a seamless felted pouch - Wet felt workshop on Saturday 1.October 2016, 14.00-17.30
You’ll learn to create a seamless pouch, wrist cuffs or a vessel using colourful sheep’s wool fibres, warm water, glycerine soap, and friction and felt around a template. It’s great fun to experience the process of wet felting.
You’ll start with fluffy soft wool fibres and transform those into a firm, felted, useful item. No previous experience needed.
Costs: £22 Max. 4 participants. A complementary cup of tea will be served. Please book and pay in advance to secure your place. Venue: Bishopbriggs
Find more info here: www.laryna.com

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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Summer needle felt workshops 2016

Wednesday morning needle felt workshops 10.00-11.30am on 27th July, 24th August,7th- and 21st.September 2016
We will use colourful wool fibres to create e.g. seasonal decoration, jewellery, woolly fairies, gnomes, animals, flowers and more. Or bring your own ideas, what you would like to create from wool fibres. You can learn how to use a felt needle for 2 and 3 dimensional dry felting, or improve your needle felt skills. It’s fun and I warn you, you can get hooked. No previous experience needed. Sessions can be booked separately.
Costs: Regular participants £ 7 per session, otherwise £8 per session. Includes material and a cup of tea. Children are welcome during school holidays, when accompanied by an adult. 
Please book in advance as places are limited!  Venue: 63 Crowhill Road, in Glasgow Bishopbroggs 

Needle felt workshop on Thursday 28. July 2016, 4.00-5.30pm at GalGael, Glasgow/Ibrox, 15 Fairley  Street, G51 2SN 
In this needle felt workshop we will use colourful fluffy wool fibers and a specific felting needle to create flowers, a butterfly, a lady bird, a fairy, a little animal or any other colourful item, or a felt picture related to Summer. 
The aim of this workshop is: 
● to learn needle felting, or improve your needle felt skills. 
● to experiment with colours and design
● to take home a unique piece of handmade felt.
At the end of the workshop you will have your own felted item and have learned or improved a new skill. No previous experience needed. Children accompanied by an adult are very welcome! 
Cost: £6 including material for one felted item.
Please, feel free to invite friends! 
Please, confirm your attendance! 
Workshop facilitator: 
Laryna E. Wuppermann, Fiber craft artist
Please book asap, as places are limited!
GalGael office: 0141/ 427 30 70, or let Helen know when you’re in Galgael
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