West Moss-side Organic Farm and Centre nr Stirling Scotland

Course Details - Mixed Media Felt

This is one of two new special workshops for 2013. It is a pleasure to welcome Jeanette Sendler back for two one day workshops. This one is a day of creating unique mixed media pieces with felt and much much more.

Title Mixed Media Felt with Jeanette Sendler

Working with boxes, drawers, frames or even the remnants of an old chair, we will create felted objects, mini sculptures and textural surfaces to be framed or contained by these items.

Many artists are inspired by nature; organic driftwood, stones, rusty artefacts……but why not look also to everyday domestic objects where we discover beautiful shapes and forms in wooden spoons, darning mushrooms or small domestic containers.

Playfully you will be taught textural as well as three dimensional feltmaking, with the focus on a personal narrative. This will be inspired by the objects you choose.

In the morning you will experiment with a variety of felting techniques and the afternoon will be dedicated to developing these techniques and arranging your felted pieces alongside your domestic objects.

This exercise may well open up a journey which will stretch well beyond a one day workshop.

About the tutor
I was introduced to Jeanette through an exhibition at the Collins Gallery in Glasgow .... I was fascinated by her textual felt which reflected the natural world and a few days later visited her in her studio - I returned with two pieces. One Reflections on Peat  is 'at home' in the centre. The other graces my house and I enjoy every day. I was so pleased when she agreed to come to West Moss-side to teach. It is great to have her at West Moss-side to pass on her skills. (Kate Sankey)

You can find a more comprehensive bio here.
Prerequisite knowledge/skills
No previous felting knowledge is required for this workshop just enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment, create and play with textures.
Course format

During the day participants will be introduced the felting techniques used for making 3D pieces. We will look at the felting qualities of the wool from various different breeds of sheep and the ways to incorporate different mediums into the hanging.


After completing this course...
You will take home a unique piece of mixed media textural felt and have an understanding of the felting process using raw fleeces from different breeds of sheep and know how to incorporate diverse mediums into your felt. You will be able to buy materials for making back at home - its that easy - and you will be hooked.

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 Country farmhouse fare will be provided together with generous supplies of teas and coffee.
Accomodation Why not make a weekend of it and stay in one of the three Trossachs Yurts.
Disabled facilities Disabled parking, access and toilet are provided.

More information Contact Jeanette or 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? Materials will be provided however if you have any special and precious objects such as drift wood, pebbles, scraps of wool, knitting, textiles or lace you want to incorporate in your hanging, then please bring it along. If by any chance you have a fleece you were wondering what to do with, then please bring it along too. Don't forget a notebook and your camera.
Are there any other related courses I can attend?

This workshop is one a number of felting workshops. The other two are Felt Jewellery - baubles, bangles and bright shiny things  and Fine Felt Scarves