South East London ArtNeedle-Felting (SELANF): Introduction to the art of Wet Felting a Landscape.
Wet felting wool is a centuries old craft used to make everything from tents to clothing. You may remember felt from school that you cut up into shapes and fuzzy felt but what you will create here is nothing like that.
This is a whole new art form where you will literally make the felt material as they did in ancient times from combed wool and create a 2 dimensional landscape picture that will have depth and texture.
Using only water soap and a bit of elbow grease you will see the wool turn magically into a landscape before your eyes. Hopefully, you will then fall in love with felting and never look back.
This tutorial will teach you the basics of how to felt wool roving into a beautiful piece of fibre art. Your art world is literally open to creating beautiful and stunning objects that will astonish your family and friends.
I can also offer kits £6 and introduce you to suppliers.
If you get bitten by the bug, I also offer Private lessons available by arrangement at £20 per hour to advanced standard including advanced techniques to make stunning realistic posable animals that could be used for animations or other artistic technique of use to professional artists.
A short info about the artist leading the workshop:
South East London ArtNeedle-Felting (SELANF) is a locally based group for the promotion of this art form. Set up by Belle Marsh (Viv to her friends) a locally based artist based in SE18 and working exclusively in felting.
She has been teaching needle felting for the past year, having moved on from being a professional lawyer. As an artist she has also acted as a consultant to a local Arts Cafe. She also run the textile art Facebook forum FAAB online and is a member of the Greenwich Cultural Forum. She is also a committee member of the proposed SE18 Textile Arts Festival.
She is also a local charitable trustee and has been Training and Development advisor and trainer to staff in the civil service with a special interest in prevention of Violence against women and girls (VAWG).
Her passion is to share the joy of felting and to introduce these adaptive techniques more widely to the community and other artists.
Felting is a creative medium in which literally anything is possible in 2 or 3 dimensions. Belle Marsh’s work includes, 3d pictures, wool painting and simple vessel making. As a developing artist the world of felting is an ever learning curve.