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
To find out more about felt making and more workshops, please check out Laryna's world 


Sunday, 8 May 2016

Two felt workshops this week after a fabulous May Fair on Saturday

Yesterday I enjoyed a fabulous and vibrant atmosphere at Galgael's May Fair in Glasgow-Ibrox. I had a stall with felted goodies and many visitors enjoyed the colourful display and took one or the other item home. There were many great craft people, delicious food, yummy cakes warming soup and so much more to experience. Lovely to meet old friends and make new ones on a happy day like this! 

This week I have planned two needle felt workshops, one at GalGael and another one in Bishopbriggs.

Needle felt workshop on Thursday, 12th May 4.00-5.30pm
It's the time of Spring and we will use felt making, using colourful fluffy wool fibers and a specific felting needle to create flowers, a butterfly, a fairy or any other Spring related item.

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.
Costs: £5 for one felt item
Please book asap, as places are limited! Contact me or the
GalGael office: 0141/ 427 30 70. 

Venue: GalGael, 15 Fairley Street, Glasgow G51 2SN
Little fairy
Connect to nature and create with wool fibres- half day workshop on Saturday, 14th May
In this afternoon workshop you can create your individual needle felted ornament related to the natural realm. To connect with the natural realm we’ll start with a guided inner journey.
You will use colourful sheep’s wool fibres and a special felt needle to create a nature related ornament e.g. a fairy, a mushroom, a gnome, an elf, a mermaid etc.

Spring flower fairy
Spring flower fairy
It’s fun to get creative in this way and you can easily get hooked!
Craft experience is very welcome and needle felt experience too, but not necessary. Weather permitted we might felt in the garden.
Please, feel free to invite friends.
A complementary cup of tea will be served.
Booking in advance is essential! Places are limited to 4 participants.
Cost: £18/£15 concession.
Please pay at the start of the workshop.  .
Venue: 63 Crowhill Road, G64 1QY,
Glasgow-Bishopbriggs


Little gnome

Monday, 21 March 2016

Tree Dressing Day in Cuningar Loop on Friday 25th March 12-3pm



The Forestry Commission Scotland invites you to a free event: 
Come and join us at Cuningar Loop to celebrate the role that trees play in our lives. Lots of fun activities including: Willow Weaving, Story Telling, Felt Craft, Green Wood working and walk the woodland trail to meet some of the lesser known inhabitants of Cuningar Loop.

Cuningar Loop Woodland Park, Downiebrae Road, Rutherglen, G73 1PW
Free Event

More information available on this website: http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/visit/cuningar-loop

Scottish Lowlands Forest District
Tel: 0300 067 6700
E-mail: scottishlowlands@forestry.gsi.gov.uk



Monday, 7 March 2016

Last Saturday's felt workshop with four talented participants

Various colourful wool tops
It was great spending an afternoon teaching wet felting to four talented beginners. Everybody started with felting a bead to experience the process of felting and the transformation from fluffy wool fibres into a well felted object. 
Then templates were chosen or cut to create a seamless pouch, vessel or wrist cuffs. Now the question, which colours to choose from a vast variety of colour shades.
Merino wool tops
Then everybody was ready to start laying out the fibres in scales, covering the first layer with a net and sprinkling hot water on the surface, adding glycerine soap and eventually gently padding down the fibres which were absorbing the water. Trust in the process and my reassurance that all was going well was needed. Some little mistakes helped to demonstrate how to improve for a better outcome.
One layer of wool fibres
Two or three criss-cross layers on each side of the template were felted into beautiful felted objects. Embellishments were made with creativity and accuracy and well designed colour combinations. Then the rubbing started to connect and interlock the fibres into a felted fabric. Eventually the pinch test showed that the fibres were matting together and the rolling and waulking could start which helpsed to shrink and firm the felted items. "Yeah, it has shrunk!", was the happy and amazed expression I've heard a couple of times.
The fibres have bonded

-I still find it magical when the fibres bind and a firm fabric develops under my hands. The following photos show the finished items from this wet felt workshop. Four happy participants left with a new experience and their beautiful felted items. The little bags still need a cord and a lining for the finishing  touch.  
The next dates for wet felt workshops will be on Saturday, 19th March and 16. April 2016, 2.00-5.30pm. Costs: £22. Please book your place asap.

Wrist cuffs from Shetland wool
Felted vessel

Little merino wool bag
Little felted bag

Monday, 1 February 2016

Connect to Nature and create with wool fibres- Imbolc needle felt workshop on Saturday, 6. February 2016, 14.00-17.00 related to Imbolc

In this afternoon workshop you can create your personal needle felted ornament or flat felt. We will relate to the natural realm and the season with the festival of Imbolc as the time of the first signs of Spring. To connect with the natural realm we’ll start with a guided inner journey.
You will then use colourful sheep’s wool fibres and a special felt needle to create a nature related ornament, relief or flat felt e.g. a fairy, a gnome, an elf, a couple of Spring flowers, e.g. snowdrops etc. It’s fun to get creative in this way and you can easily get hooked!
Craft experience is very welcome and needle felt experience too, but not necessary. A complementary cup of tea will be served.
Places are limited to 4 p
articipants. Cost: £18 Please book and pay in advance to secure your place. For booking please contact me. 

My website and blog: http://www.laryna.com/felt-workshops-and-fiber-craft/fortnightly-wednesday-needle-felt-workshop/
 


 

Thursday, 7 January 2016

More felt workshops to come....

Happy New Year 2016!

Hope you all had a wonderful seasonal break and are feeling ready for more felting adventures. My felt workshops will start towards the end of this month. The Wednesday morning needle felt workshops are open to all skill levels. It is a lovely gathering of people, inspired about felting and craft in general, sharing about projects, craft and art events and enjoying a cuppa and a biscuit as we felt and learn.  
The venue for the following events is: 63 Crowhill Road, Glasgow, G64 1QY, close to Bishopbriggs town centre and trainstation.  

Fortnightly needle felt workshops on Wednesday mornings, 10-11.30am

 

We use colourful wool fibers to make decorations related to Winter and nature, e.g. ornaments, jewelry, woolly fairies, gnomes, animals, flowers and more. Or bring your own ideas, what you would like to create from wool fibers. 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. Dates for the next workshops: The next Wednesdays are:  27. January and 10. & 24. February 2016 Cost: £6.00 per session, incl. material. From March on it will be £7 per session incl. material & a cup of tea. 9. & 23. March 2016

Connect to nature and create with wool fibres- Imbolc- First signs of Spring-Needle felt workshop on Saturday, 6. February 2016, 14.00 – 17.00

 

In this afternoon workshop you can create your personal needle felted ornament related to the natural realm. To connect with the natural realm we’ll start with a guided inner journey.
You will then use colourful sheep’s wool fibres and a special felt needle to create a nature related ornament e.g. a fairy, a gnome, an elf, a couple of Spring flowers etc.  It’s fun to get creative in this way and you can easily get hooked!
Craft experience is very welcome and needle felt experience too, but not necessary. A complementary cup of tea will be served.
Booking in advance is essential! Places are limited to 4 participants.
Cost: £18  Please pay at the start of the workshop.


Create a seamless felted pouch – half day wet felt workshop on  Saturday, 5. March 2016, 14.00-17.30

You’ll learn to create a seamless pouch or wrist cuffs, 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.
Wet felted woolly wrist cuffs
You’ll start with fluffy soft wool fibres and transform those into a firm, felted, useful item.  No previous experience needed.
Cost: £22 Max. 4 participants. A complementary cup of tea will be served.
Please, book in advance to secure your place! Please pay the fee at start of the workshop.
You can let me know if you would like to create a different felted object or flat felt.


In addition to the scheduled workshops I am happy to provide private workshops at my studio or in your premises. The workshops can be tailored to the requirements of your group.

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