Online felting live workshop in two sessions on the 4th and 5th (Saturday and Sunday) of September from 5pm to 11pm (CET) in English.
6 + 6 hours live sessions
Let’s felt together this sculpture! During these two live and interactive sessions you will receive step by step assistance by me on how to create this object.
We will start to make the sculpture on Saturday and continue making it on Sunday, so we will have two times 6 hours to work on it.
I recommend this course for advanced feltmakers.
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List of Materials and Tools
- Fine Australian Merino Wool in Roving (Wool top), (Micron 18) a total of about
The total weight of my Sculpture without the plastic granules and without the
sequined fabrics and beads is 315 g.
- Sequined fabrics. You could use two different shades, one for the innermost pod
(17 x 17 cm), the other one for the decoration under the cracks on the outer pod
(30 x 35 cm)
- Plastic granules or any small-grained pearls to stuff the sculpture with. The point
is to have it small, the diameter of the grain should be about 3-4 mm. You will
need around a full big cup, about 3 dl.
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.
If you type it in Google you will find a lot.
This kind of things are good:
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 sculpture 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.
- Saran wrap, this is very important! Plastic wrap, cling film, shrink wrap, Saran
wrap, cling wrap or food wrap is a thin plastic film typically used for sealing food
items in containers to keep them fresh over a longer period of time. That’s what
- Foam tube for rolling
- Wire brush
- Drawing compass, in case you will draw the templates by hand, if you print it you
will not need it.
- Narrow Masking tape, what I use is 18 mm wide. We will halfen it. The stripes
should be around 8-9 mm wide (less than 1 cm).
- Beads. I used 24 beads for my sculpture. The diameter of the bead should be
around 5-6 mm, the hole should have a size between 1-2 mm.
- Piece of beeswax
- Fine prefelt, 30 x 35 cm (it’s not an obligation, you can replace it with selfmade
- IKEA mat Variera (with dots) it’s not an obligation, but might be practical to work
- Bowl for water
- Hand soap
- A tiny, sharp bar of used hand soap for drawing
- Towel for hand wiping
- Sharpe Scissors in different sizes
- Permanent marker
- Bubble Wrap for the Templates, 30 x 30 cm (12 x 12 inches)
- Foam sheet for a line guide, 60 x 30 cm ( 24 x 12 inches)
- Bubble Wrap for rubbing (25 x 30 cm)=(10 x 12 inches)
- Bubble Wrap for rolling the sequied fabric prefelt, 50 x 80 cm (20 x 32 inches)
- 2 pieces of Bubble wrap for flipping the sculpture, 40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 inches)
- Synthetic Kitchen Cloth to absorb the Water
- A Mesh for covering the Sculpture during the massage. (40 x 40 cm)=(16 x 16
- A Piece of Cotton Cloth for rolling (e.g. an old piece of Sheet) (50 x 70 cm)=(20 x
- Wooden sticks to get into the sculpture and for shaping, a pencil will also do.