Workshop Outlines

 

anodised aluminium workshopColourful Aluminium Jewellery

Design and make your own unique jewellery from aluminium. You will learn how to colour pre-anodised aluminium sheet, then cut and shape it to create beautiful jewellery, such as a matching necklace, earrings and brooch.

 

 

felt shibori scarfShibori Felt

Using merino and Wensleydale fleece, you can create wonderful ruffles!  This technique is perfect for making scarves but can also be adapted to create handwarmers, collars and lampshades.

 

 

pewter jewelleryCast Pewter Jewellery

A rather ancient technique, used by the Romans, – however it is very low tech and wonderful items of jewellery with a professional finish can be produced in a few hours. Students make moulds in plaster or cuttlefish to their own designs, then lead free pewter is poured into the moulds using hand gravity casting.  The moulds can be reused to make pendants, earrings, brooches, keyrings and fridges magnets.

 

 

beginners crochet workshopSimple Crochet Jewellery

Fortunately crochet has become fashionable again and it is such a versatile medium and only one needle is required!  In this one day workshop all the basic stitches are covered and students will make a necklace or bracelet and quick learners will have time to make a corsage too.

 

 

Mandy Nash demonstrating felt makingFeltmaking for Beginners

An introductory course to help students understand the felt making process, working with a selection of wool fleeces making small samples. The day will provide a good foundation to enable students to work on larger projects.

 

 

textured nuno felt made in Wales by Mandy Nash

Textured Nuno Felt

Develop your feltmaking skills by experimenting with a selection of wool fleeces to create a variety of textures in felt using resists and fabric.  Samples will be made on the day but the techniques can easily be transferred to hats, vessels and wallpieces – forming a perfect canvas for hand or machine embroidery.

 

 

felt nuno scarf

Nuno Felt Scarf

Make a unique felt scarf combining soft merino wool and fabric.  The design can be simple or fancy and you will be taught how to achieve a frilly edge.

 

 

 

frilly felt scarf by Mandy Nash

Frilly Felt Scarves

Dress up a casual outfit with a felt boa!  The double layer scarf in merino wool or blue faced Leicester fleece has wonderful frilly edges and can be bright or subtle according the the students’ tastes.

 

 

felt hat made by Mandy Nash in Wales

Felt Hats

Using wet felting techniques, make an unusual and colourful hat – perhaps inspired by Downton Abbey! You will learn how to lay down wool fleece using a resist to create three dimensional forms.  Using hat blocks, students will style individual shapes to suit their personalities. Your designs can be flamboyant or simple, bright or subtle.

 

 

Mandy Nash 3

Slash/Reveal

In this two day workshop suitable for those with some felting experience, students will experiment with Bergschaf wool batts to create colourful slashed pieces.  This wool felts easily but is much stronger than merino wool so is ideal for slashing and creating sculptural work.

 

 

roofvessel1small

Experimental Sculptural Forms

In this two day workshop suitable for those with some felting experience, students will experiment  a variety of wools to create sculptural pieces; these can be functional or non functional such as hats, containers or bags.  Students will learn how to create three dimensional resists and also how to use resists to create surface texture.

 

 

felt bag

Felt Bags

Using wet felting techniques, make a simple bag, which can be basic or complex depending on your experience You will learn how to lay down wool fleece using a resist to create three dimensional forms.  Your design could be a clutch bag but methods of making either integral or cord handles will also be explained.

 

 

needlefeted sheep by Mandy Nash

An Introduction to Needlefelting

Create realistic or make believe creatures in this one day workshop.  Students will learn how to analyse the different elements of their design to make a simple caricature.

 

 

three dimensional felt fish made in Wales by Mandy Nash

Felt Fish

Create a vibrant, three dimensional, fantasy or realistic fish!  A one day workshop suitable for those with some felting experience.  Working with bergschaf fleece, which is both strong and easy to felt, students will learn how to make three dimensional resists and also how to use resists to create surface texture.

 

 

felt workshop Mandy Nash

Simple Felt Flowers

A good introduction to feltmaking, in this half day workshop you will make a simple double layered flower.

 

 

 

Felt Flfelt flowers 021owers

A progression from the simple flower workshop where students can add a stem and stamens to create a more realistic flower – why not create a whole bouquet – no need to water!

 

 

felt pod by Mandy Nash

Felt Pods

This sculptural technique can be used to make neckpieces and tactile forms.  Normally taught as part of the Slashed/Reveal or experimental scupltural form workshop.

 

 

felt tea cosy by Mandy Nash

Felt Tea Cosies

I am a dedicated tea drinker, using a proper teapot with leaf tea!  I have been using this felt cosy for many years, wool has great insulation properties and resists liquid too.  In a one day workshop, you will make the most of your resist to create two cosies, one for yourself and one for a friend!

Share