Felted wool is one of the oldest textiles in the world and was around long before the process of spinning or weaving with wool began.
During this course you will learn the technical process of wet felt making and create flat decorative pieces, experiment with needle and 3D felting.
Skills for making vessels, bags, slippers and original art will also be taught during this 5-week course.
This is a magical craft that is suitable for all levels of ability; it’s forgiving in the extreme for beginners but receptive and full of endless possibilities for the enthusiast.
So why not have a go at learning felt making and have a great deal of fun too.
About the tutor
Katherine St. Angelo, an American now living in Northern Ireland, is a mixed media artist. Her work spans a range of media, which include printmaking, collage, textiles, paint, embroidery, photography and recycled materials.
Since gaining her BA (Hons) in Fine and Applied Textiles (University of Ulster, 2003), Katherine has regularly exhibited her work and been commissioned by private collectors and several organisations: among which are the Victoria Gallery and Museum of Liverpool, Streetmonkey and Signature Records.
Her experience of managing art galleries, organising exhibitions and working closely with other artists has enabled her to develop her own art further, and driven her passion for working within community arts.
Since 2008, she has been an Art Facilitator and has run felt-making and silkscreen printing classes at the Crescent Arts Centre. She has been involved with schools, mental health organisations and numerous community/cross-community group projects and workshops.