Distance Learning

Surface Journeys Workshop 1: An Introduction To Needle Punching 29 April 2022

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Course synopsis

Three-Part ON-LINE workshop on the theme ‘surface journeys’

This three-part practical workshop will be delivered using a digital platform. The tutor will demonstrate each of the three topics during a two-hour ‘live’ stream, together with an oral q&a session, videos and a chat box detailing resources, processes and references for further study.

The tutor will e-mail you nearer the time with log-in details. A PDF document outlining each topic and materials/equipment required will be sent to each student via e-mail upon enrolment. 

Students are encouraged to undertake private study outside of the ‘live’ streams and a private Facebook Group 'Textiles at Home' is available for 24/7 peer support.

Workshop I: An Introduction to Needle-Punching 

Friday 29 April 2022 [Live-Stream: 9.30am-11.30am]  

Recorded for ‘watching on demand’

An introduction to the process of needle-punching; also known as needle-felting that uses dedicated needles with tiny ‘barbs’ to fuse wool fibres together.  A piece of dry felt is created followed by a fusion of fibre to a woollen cloth to produce soft, painterly lines. 

Using both an embellishing machine and hand felting needles the workshop goes on to highlight methods for joining additional materials such as open-weave cotton ,silk and woollen cloth, fibre and yarn to a base cloth; punching from both sides to create a range of different tactile effects. 

Workshops II and III can be booked separately, you can find the information on the distance learning section HERE

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About the teacher

Anne Davies

I am a freelance artist, writer and teacher based in Stockport, Cheshire. I work in textiles and mixed-media. Felt-making, dyeing, stitching and printing are the...

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