West Moss-side Organic Farm and Centre nr Stirling Scotland

Course Details - Hand-dyed Merino and Silk Bag

the two workshops are combined - so you can either make a hat or a handbag. This is a one day class to make a single chamber bag over a resist (so that the bag has no seams) with a flap, a strap and a closure. Infact you will learn all the first steps in all the skills you will need to make other seamless items.


ABOUT THE COURSE
 
Title Hand-dyed Merino and Silk Bag with Lynn Ramsbottom
Description

 During the day you will learn about wet felt-making and design of the bag. The bag can be of any shape giving you a single chamber with a flap. Lynn will teach you how to make handles which are strong and you can choose how to decorate the bag. Lynn will bring some examples to inspire. Kits for the project are supplied by Lynn at an extra cost of 7 and include 120 gms of merino and merino/silk, 2 x silk hankies and 4m of yarn. A large selection of colourways are always available.


About the tutor

I had heard all about Lynn  the 'Bag Lady'!  I think she and I have something in common as I am often referred to as the 'Basket Case'.  I finally got to meet Lyn in Aberfoyle where she is involved in running a Craft Gallery/Shop. Her bags are really fabulous - the colours - the shapes - and practical too, with her special way of making the handles.   So now you can learn to make them too, in the cosy and light hayloft  workshop at West Moss-side. I might join you too 'cos I can never resist another bag for putting things in - to join all my baskets.(Kate Sankey Nov 2009)



You can find a more comprehensive bio here.
Prerequisite knowledge/skills
Participants do not need to have prior experience of feltmaking to complete this project and ample tuition will be given to understand the rudiments of wet feltmaking and will include consideration of colour and structure in felt.
Course format

During the day you will learn the tricks and the fundamental techniques of wet felting. In making a 3D structure  you will learn how to make a bag with a flap, a closure and all with no seams! Lynn will also give lots of tiution and individual advice on colour choice and information about what affects the structure of felt.

After completing this course...
You will have a unique bag to be proud of for that special occasion or everyday use as you will be amazed how strong and hardwearing the bag will be.

INFORMATION
 
Cost
£65.00
Duration This is a one-day course, starting at 10:00 and finishing at 16:30
Dates There are no current scheduled dates for this course, please click here to send us a message indicating your interest in receiving details when they become available
Meals Farmhouse lunch with homebaking will be provided. Ample refreshments all day.
Disabled facilities

QUESTIONS
 
More information

For more information contact  Kate

How do I book a place? There are no current scheduled dates for this course, please click here to send us a message indicating your interest in receiving details when they become available
What should I bring with me?

All materials are provided for you but if you have bits and pieces that you would like to use then bring it along and Lynn can advise whether it can be incorporated.

Are there any other related courses I can attend?

Lynn will be running other new workshops in 2010.  Please note that the two workshops will be combined so you can chose to make a hat or a handbag.