Felt Bowl Making

Felt Bowl Making

Learn about the history of the craft while developing a fantastic piece to take home.

Come and create a beautiful 3 dimensional bowl. In this one day course you will learn about wool and its properties, and experiment with colour and design.

The course tutor, Penny Dixon, take you through the felt making process step by step, showing you how to handle lengths of wool and then use the specialist techniques required to lay it correctly in order to make a flat piece of felt and create a colourful seamless felted bowl. You will be able to take your wonderful creation home with you at the end of the day.

The course is suitable for beginners and improvers. Full instruction and guidance is given and those with previous felting experience will be able to develop their skills in creating 3D pieces.

About the course tutor: Penny Dixon

Penny is a qualified teacher with a degree in Fashion and Textiles, and a Masters in Art Health and Wellbeing. She is a member of the International Feltmakers Association and currently teaches at Mac Birmingham as well as other community venues. Penny also exhibits locally including the recent ‘Crafted for You’ exhibition at Worcester City Art Gallery.  She is fascinated by the ancient craft of feltmaking and loves the way the fibres interconnect, likening it to the way groups of people work.  She loves how versatile the craft is and how textured, colourful pieces can be produced that are either delicate or hardwearing depending on the mood of the maker.

This is part of the IgnitEd programme of workshops, courses and talks.

Book online or call our Bookings Team on 0121 520 8054 (lines open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)

Booking is essential

Maximum Places: 12

Cost: £40

Time: 10am – 4pm

Materials supplied however a plastic bag may be useful for taking a damp piece of work home!


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Date(s) - 05/05/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Black Country Living Museum