Masterclass 1: Felting Tutor: Sheila Bates
Location: Social Club
Day: Saturday 18th March
Time: 10 - 4 Cost: £50
Skills needed: No experience needed.
Sheila Bates is a textile artist who has been 'painting' with wool for over 20 years. She is inspired by our Highland land and sea-scapes as well as the traditional felting techniques of Central Asia. She continues to produce work from her business now based in Torridon, Croft.
Sheila has been running felt workshops over a number of years using natural dyes in her art work to
help capture the soft hues of the landscape.
In this workshop you will have the opportunity to design and create your own felt-scape using two different techniques, one of which will involve the use of pre-felts as the canvas for an abstract piece. You will use a mix of merino, Shetland and other locally produced wool.
Students do not need any prior experience, but will need to bring a waterproof apron, 3 towels (2 large, 1 small), sharp scissors, sketching pen and paper, and some simple images to work from.
Maximum of 10 students Open for bookings in 2017.