Bridget Riley – Felt Hat Making Workshop
All Materials Included
Learn how to make fabulous felted flowers and progress onto a beautiful hat on this felt making workshop. Starting with unspun merino wool –in a huge range of colours – you will learn basic wet felting techniques and using little more than hot soapy water and enthusiasm, you will go home with a unique hat ready for winter!
No experience necessary, but a little bit of “elbow grease” needed
Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and cream tea
About the tutor
Bridget is a professional feltmaker specialising in handmade felt hats, scarves and accessories. Using traditional wet felting techniques, her designs are individually handmade from high quality merino wool to create a unique product. She is a member of the International Feltmakers Association and exhibits in galleries in East Anglia.
“Felt is my passion, my obsession! I am still amazed by the almost magical transformation from raw unspun wool to a fabulously versatile textile. I love the texture, I love its sculptural properties, I love the way that colours can be combined and overlain – almost like watercolours. I never fail to be stunned by the results.”
What you need to bring
All materials are included on this workshop, but you may want to bring a note pad and pencil.
Since restarting our events in summer 2020, we have introduced changes to the way we operate; including reduced class sizes. The studio has been re organised to enable everyone to remain socially distant whilst at their workstation and hand sanitiser is provided. A large video screen has been mounted on the wall to enable everyone to view demonstrations from where they are working, eliminating the need to gather around the tutor. Lunch is now in the form of a packup to be eaten at your workstation; it may be served hot or cold. Drinks are available all day on a self serve basis.
Please try to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the event begins to allow plenty of time to get settled in. The wearing of face masks is not required whilst at your workstation, but we would ask you to use one when moving about the studio.