Felt Workshop Report
On 14th April, a rather different monthly session was held at Kingdon House - a felting workshop run by Lizzy Harris. Lizzy is a fibre and textile artist creating felt art. She lives and works on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon and works on her craft whenever time allows, as she is also a busy mother of two young girls.
Felting is the process of transforming wool into a dense cloth by bonding and shrinking the fibres together. Lizzy uses dyed and natural merino wool, mohair and alpaca fibres (sourced locally whenever possible), other fibres such as silk and bamboo and even fibres from recycled plastic bottles, then embellishes her work with both hand and machine stitching and mixed media. She specialises in felt wall hangings but also creates felt hearts, stars, bunting and bespoke items.
Attendance was limited for this event to allow the individual attention needed for the workshop. Those lucky enough to take part displayed their results in the photo above and emphasised their enjoyment in the comments below.
Fantastic evening, informative expertly presented and Lizzy was a joy. Well done, a great night and everyone went home with their own unique piece of work.
Fascinating new experience in art. Really enjoyed it.
First rate very good value. Thrilled with what I achieved. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Great evening, good to learn a new skill.
The tutor was delightful, helpful, very encouraging and informative. A great evening.
Thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Lizzie was so generous and kind with her time and experience. I came home really excited and did it with my children.
Best workshop, thoroughly enjoyed myself. Very entertaining and therapeutic.