Make a festive wreath with me and decorate your home for the holidays!
I recommend this course for advanced feltmakers.
In this course, we will make a hollow wreath, which we will fill with granules before felting. The cross motif and the place of the four Advent candles appear on the wreath, i.e. the symbol of waiting. The classic wreath shape is made more exciting by spatial lamellas. You can make the wreath in fun colors, or in an elegant mood, in gray-white-silver- gold colors. We will use wool batts for the innermost layer, prefelt and wool rovings for the outer layers. You can decorate the cross motif and the place of the candles with shiny, metallic or sequined fabrics if you like. During the live and interactive session you will receive step by step assistance by me on how to create this festive wreath.
I recommend this course for advanced feltmakers.
What will you learn?
Besides the basics You will learn some special techniques during this workshop:
Creation of a closed, hollow shape.
Felting of a form filled with granules.
Achieving lamellae using different separating templates.
The use of factory made prefelt in combination with wool rovings.
Use of sequined fabrics.
Using and blendig colors.
Shaping the wreath.
How much does it cost and what is included in the price?
The price of the workshop is 150 EUR, which covers the followings:
6 + 6 hours long online felting live workshop on the 9th and 10th (Saturday and Sunday) of December 2023, both days from 5pm to 11pm (Central European Time), in English, when I will guide you through the process, step by step.
You can follow the course with the help of ZOOM app, which you can download for free to both desktop and smartphone.
You will have an access to the workshop’s recorded material, which will be available for 6 months after the live workshop.
Access to a live consultation in Zoom, where you can ask questions and share your works with others if you like.
Access to a Facebook group where you can share your ideas or results with other workshop participants.
Some days before the live session you will receive the templates and a printable step-by-step PDF instruction about the project.
LIST OF MATERIALS AND TOOLS
The weight of my wreath without the plastic granules is around 170 g.
Australian Merino Wool in Roving (Wool top) in different shades, Micron 18-19, a
total of 150 g
Australian Merino Wool in Batts, one colour for the inside of the wreath, Micron
19-21, a total of 100 g
Fine and thin factory made Prefelt (Micron 18-20). I recommend you to buy it from
Wollknoll, LINK, the ones which are 180 cm wide and have ca.170
g/meter are perfect. You will need 3 pieces of different colors, the first is 30 x 30,
the second is 30 x 40, the third is 35 x 50 cm. We will use it for the inner sides of
Sequined fabric is optional. You can also decorate the wreath with metallic silk
organza fabric, metallic mesh, or leave it plain and play with the colours of wool.
In case of using sequined fabric, the base fabric should be loose woven. You will
need a 12 x 30 cm piece for the stripes and a 12 x 25 cm piece for the dots.
Plastic granules or any small-grained pearls to stuff the wreath with. The point is
to have it small, the diameter of the grain should be about 3-4 mm. You will need
a 4 dl cup full with it.
Plastic granules must be hard plastic. It’s shape does not matter, it can be square
or round. It’s best to buy white or transparent, sure not to let go of its color.
Actually you could use any hard and small grained material, which does’nt absorbs water. So seeds and natural plants are not good for this purpose, since we will fill it into the wreath quite right at the beginning of the felting process and we will work with warm and hot water. The seeds would grow by the water, which is not good for us. Polystyrene beads are not good, don’t take it!
To fill it in you need a funnel and a small measuring cup.
IKEA Mat Variera (with dots) it’s not an obligation, but might be practical to work
Bubble wrap for rubbing, 25 x 30 cm (10 x 12 inches)
Bubble wrap for the templates, 70 x 70 cm (28 x 28 inches)
A piece of bubble wrap to turn the wreath with, 40 x 80 cm, (16 x 32 inches)
Bubble wrap for rolling the decorated prefelt, 40 x 80 cm, (16 x 32 inches)
Foam tube for rolling
Synthetic kitchen cloth to absorb the water
Towel for hand wiping
A mesh for covering the wreath during the massage, 40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 inches)
One piece of cotton cloth for rolling, 50 x 60 cm (20 x 24 inches)
2 cm wide masking tape
Bowl for water
Sharpe scissors in different sizes
Chopsticks and wooden sticks to reach between the lamellae and wooden tools
for shaping the wreath, all kinds, see them on the photo.
Sequin Fabrics Just to give you an idea you can buy sequined fabrics for example on Ebay, Amazon, Alibaba, Etsy, in textile stores and in second hand shops. Make sure that the base fabric is loose woven and the sequins are sewn onto the mesh-like fabric, not glued! The base fabric must be loose woven in order for the wool fibers to be able to hide through it. Some examples: LINK