NEEDLE FELT PETS WITH
ARTIST EMMA HERIAN
Days: Weds 1st May to Weds 22nd May (4 week)
Times : 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Location: The Candlemakers, Lewes
Featured on Channel 4s Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas and in Making Magazine, Emma Herian shares her love for textiles with us in this great new class in which we learn to create the perfect gift for the dog lover in our lives!.
Emma Herian says that she first felt the creative urge since she learnt to knit on two pencils during school story time! Since that time, Emma studied ceramics and plastics at Brighton University before going on to work in furniture design in London. Becoming a mother reignited Emma’s passion for textiles, exhibiting and selling unique handmade pieces and we’re delighted to introduce Emma and her needle felting class to our repertoire of art classes.
In our first week, we’ll get to know the tools for the trade for the craft of needle felting as well as getting to grips with some basic processes and techniques. These skills will help us during the next three weeks as we start to create our own felting work.
In Week 2, we’ll be using a flat/2d needle to work on a square/rectangle piece of felt using the technique we learned in our first week. Getting us warmed up for our last two lessons, we’ll begin by creating a landscape or surface patterned piece to help us get to grips with the process.
In our third week, you’ll start to use your new found skills to create a three dimensional animal of your choice. You’ll be guided through the process step by step in order to create the foundation and structure of your animal. process.
By week 4, you’ll be on your way to becoming a bona fide felter and, in this final class, you’ll be adding the finishing touches to your unique and hand-made creation.
All tools and materials will be provided as well as useful worksheets for each lesson.
Needle felting is a great hobby for adults as it improves dexterity and concentration but, be warned, it is hugely addictive!
What you’ll learn in the adult needle felting club
Techniques and processes
Planning and designing
The tools of the trade
Foundation and structure
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