Needle-felted Landscapes


An embellisher machine, or needle-felting machine, can be used to create some exciting effects in textile art. Using an image as inspiration, you will experiment with using your embellisher and a range of fabrics and fibres in a painterly way, creating a set of samples and working towards a finished piece of textile art.
The course will include short demonstrations to the group by the tutor when required, with the majority of the course taking the form of practical progress on your own personal project, and individual guidance from the tutor when required

Producing samples using: base fabrics, silk, sheers, velvet, woven fabrics, wool and silk tops
Tea break
Producing samples of: layering, blending, edges and lines; starting work on finished textile piece
Lunch break
Continuing and completing work on finished textile piece

 MATERIALS PROVIDED: Range of fabrics and fibres suitable for use on an embellisher; silk painting materials; small sketch book for samples and notes

ADDITIONAL NOTES: Please bring along your embellisher machine if you have one (with spare needles if possible), and any fabrics and fibres you would like to experiment with. You will also need a photo or image as inspiration to work from, for example a landscape. Please bring a packed lunch