" Creativity is really the structuring of magic"
Felt is a non-woven fabric formed when wool fibres lock together as a result of the application of heat moisture and pressure or agitation.
The bonding of wool fibres when they form into felt is called felting.
All of Liadains felt making workshops are very hands-on with much of the class time being spent actually using felting materials to create unique and beautiful pieces of art, jewellery and fashion garments.
Liadain will help you to understand and use felt in many creative projects and offers classes using beautiful Nuno felt. Nuno felt is produced by using a fine woven cloth, usually silk, and applying it to the wool fibres. As the wetted wool shrinks it takes the cloth with it, resulting in a crinkle effect. The name is derived from the Japanese word "nuno" meaning cloth.
Felt can also be moulded during the felt making process to create three dimensional shapes, forms and models such as hats, bags, jewellery, decorations and toys. More robust items such as slippers, gloves,belts and wrist warmers can be made from thicker felts and Liadain runs a number of felting classes that create fasionable, wearable and unique felt creations.
Come and spend a few hours exploring the magic of felt making in a unique creative and stimulating environment.Have a look at our Facebook page to see some of the exciting workshops that have been taking place around Kildare and Dublin.
For a full list of upcoming textile courses, please fill out contact form.
These courses take place in Craftspun Yarns, The Mill,Johnstown,Naas,County Kildare www.craftspun.ie and commenced in January 2010.They are suitable for all ages and capabilities.
FOR ALL FELTMAKING WORKSHOPS ..Please bring a large towel or two,lunch and a small bamboo blind or a sushi mat if you have one!
As the classes run for 4 hours minimum you are advised to bring lunch or there is a shop nearby if you need to purchase something.Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.