|Mode of study||Part-time|
|Campus||English Bridge Campus|
|Start date||3 April 2019|
|Course code||PLR0ART080 (1819C)|
|Runs on|| Wednesday |
No previous knowledge required.
There are no entry requirements for this course.
This course is for beginners who would like to discover how to create 3D and 2D items from wool. We will start with using raw fleece to create 3D models and then explore different types of fleece to create a variety of art work of your choosing. This is a dry felting method and does not include wet felting techniques.
The course is not assessed but regular feedback and guidance will be given to you/the group throughout the sessions.
You will be required to provide your own materials and equipment.
You will need to provide your own equipment, this should include;
Felting needles both fine and medium or sizes 36, 38 and 40. These come with a ‘s’ (star) tip or a ‘t’ (triangle) tip, both are suitable. You will need at least six of each. These can be bought at winghamwoolwork.co.uk and on Amazon as well as a number of on line textile companies. Try to avoid the punch felting version of tool as made by Clover but look for packs of needles with a separate holder to put them in. The holder is optional but you may find it helpful if you find that you have a tendency for painful fingers and hands.
3-4 cm thick piece of high density sponge about 10cm sq. You may need a larger piece if you are planning to do large 2D work. Foam is available from upholsterers and usually used for seat pads. You can buy large pieces from Dunelm.
A selection of prepared fleece (roving) suitable for needle felting. You can get good value bags of mixed colours with 10-15g each of different colours.
All the above equipment is available from winghamwoolwork.co.uk and Amazon, Amazon does have some good deals of combined starter packs that are worth considering.
You may wish to progress to one of our Art and Design courses at either level 2 or level 3.
You are able to enrol at the College in person or by phone on 01743 342333 between 9.00am-5.00pm Monday - Thursday and 9.00am-4.30pm on Friday. You can also enrol and chat to staff at our advice / enrolment events which happen throughout the year or use our Live Chat facility.
You will be required to pay your course fees at the time of enrolment, so please ensure that you bring an appropriate payment method with you, (as well as appropriate evidence if you are eligible to have any fees waived).