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Bagstyle with Sue Eslick: Bookings open 20th May
July 1 @ 9:30 am - July 2 @ 12:00 pm$75.00
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In this one and a half day class we will create a unique strong three dimensional felt bag.
You will learn how to create different shapes and designs from a single, simple template by layering and cutting into prefelts. The application of additional design elements such as raised surface designs, flaps and different handles will be explored.
Techniques will be learned to full, shrink, stretch, steam and block the felt to form bag with a strong, robust form. Emphasis will be placed on producing quality felt that is fully felted, strong, and smooth and holds its shape with techniques to get a really professional finish to your bag. This will include getting a smooth surface, top stitching, stiffening, fasteners, and handles.
Basic templates will be provided that may be adjusted to each individual design.
Basic felting skills are required.
Please note this workshop is Saturday 9:30 – 3:30 and Sunday morning 9:30 – 12:00.
Sue Eslick has a lifelong passion for textiles and has sewed, embroidered, knitted and crocheted since childhood. Sue began felting approximately 10 years ago and was immediately drawn to the potential for creating hollow forms using a resist with an emphasis on bright colours, and quirky designs. Her felting skills have been developed and honed in workshops with renowned international tutors such as Judit Pocs, Alexander Pillin, Anita Larkin, Marjolein Dallinga, Lisa Klakulac and more recently Atsuko Sasaki. Sue has created numerous hats, bags and tea pot cosies which have been exhibited and sold in galleries across Perth and in the UK. She has taught felting for a number of years to both adults and children. Sue has developed this unique method and design for bags by building up and cutting away layers of prefelt.