Felt Making Course for Beginners | Sydney Short Courses

Felt Making Course for Beginners

What you'll learn

Learn felt making with our handcrafts & textiles short courses in Sydney!

In this Felt Making course in Sydney, you will learn how to turn loose wool fibres into a felted fabric, a truly unique process. Handmade felt is an ancient textile craft using the traditional techniques of wet felting to create a non-woven, durable and sturdy fabric. Felting with merino wool fibres has many applications - from flat felt and scarves to three-dimensional vessels and homewares, as well as bags, hats or slippers. Felt making is fun, whether you're making 3D and wall hanging artworks, gifts for family, decorating rooms.

Our teacher will give you all the tips you need to learn how to make a three-dimensional seamless object. Be amazed by what can be produced with wool fibres, water, soap and agitation - the process is simply magic. You will leave with a completed project at the end of the session. Take on a new skill and express yourself creatively with this fantastic craft.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this felt making course, you should:

  • Understand how to select appropriate fibre for any given project
  • Understand how to use wet felting techniques to make felt objects
  • Learn layout techniques to achieve different textures
  • Learn how to calculate shrinkage of felt
  • Understand how to design a resist pattern for three-dimensional felting.

Course content

What will be covered in this felt making course?

This beginners course will cover certain felt making techniques such as:

  • A brief look at the history of felting and felt artists' work for inspiration
  • Selecting the appropriate fibre for your projects
  • Calculating shrinkage so that your project matches the desired size
  • The process of felting and fulling
  • A look at various embellishment methods for surface design - to achieve different textural results
  • An overview of suitable embellishment fibres, with samples for inspiration
  • Completing your project - expect to take home up to 3 small vessels or take home a small bag with a cord strap (or another project of your choice, if it is reasonable)

Intended audience

Who is this felt making course for?

This course is for beginners, anyone looking for a new hobby, or artists looking to expand their craft.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd on the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • Two old towels
  • A plastic bag to take your project(s) home

Materials provided

  • A felt making kit

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Katherine Boniadian is a Sydney based fibre artist, specialising in felt making. She has a background in fine arts, but fell in love with felt making in 2015 after an introductory felt making...

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Felt making kit included - please BYO towels

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