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

Join our felt making short course in Sydney to learn the traditional art of felt making, also known as wet felting!

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. You've never felt crafting like this.

In this Felt Making course in Sydney, you will learn how to turn loose wool fibres into a felted fabric, a truly unique process. Our felt short course is a fun and exciting way to learn a new skill with countless applications.

Our teacher will give you all the tips you need to learn how to make a three-dimensional seamless object. Be amazed at 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.

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.

Who is this felt making course for?

This short course is suitable for:

  • Absolute beginners, anyone who is curious about this unique craft
  • Anyone looking for a new relaxing hobby
  • Artists looking to branch out into new mediums

What should you bring to class?

  • You will receive your own felt making kit
  • Please bring: two old towels and a plastic bag to take your project(s) home

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

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

If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

Limited parking available on-site, as well as street parking availability.

Classes Online Courses

Felt Making Course for Beginners

<p>Learn felt making with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/handcrafts">handcrafts</a> &amp; <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/

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$199 Limited inc GST / $0 / $149 / $159.20 / $179.10
Felt making kit included - please BYO towels
Felt Making Course for Beginners

<p>Learn felt making with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/handcrafts">handcrafts</a> &amp; <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/

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$199 Limited inc GST / $0 / $149 / $159.20 / $179.10
Felt making kit included - please BYO towels

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Felt Making Course for Beginners

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Felt Making Course for Beginners

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