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Lizzie Houghton


Felt Making workshops in Penzance 2015

The  fees, payable on booking, include all materials refreshments and a light lunch. All courses will be held in or near my studio in Penzance. They  will run from 10am-4pm unless otherwise stated. I reserve the right to cancel at short notice.

Introduction to Felt making for beginners - 1day courses

Thurs 26th Feb or Tues 3rd March £50 per day


Tues 10th Feb £50 per day

Follow on course - Chic and Frivolous Hats

Chic and Frivolous Hats Mon./Tues 23rd/24th March £130

Summer School 2015

The summer school is being held in the Community Centre in Marazion, near Penzance, Cornwall from Friday 31st July to Tues 4th August. The emphasis will be on dyeing silk chiffon, habotai and other qualities of fabric and wool fibres. Using both dip dyeing and shibori [tied resist dyeing] techniques, students will construct, by piecing and layering, beautiful textured garments. Lizzie will instruct and reveal her methods of creating garments. On the Sunday there will be a workshop with Sue Dove, Art work for Textiles. Students have previously enjoyed this course immensely. The cost of the course, which includes all materials, lunches, teas, coffee and an evening social with food, will £350. There is a wide range of Bed and Breakfast accommodation to suit all budgets in Penzance. Lists can be provided on request. Email Lizzie for a booking form. 12 places only

To Book, or if you would like me to email you about future courses, please email Lizzie

About the Workshops

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All courses will be held in or near my studio in Penzance, Cornwall. All workshops are in small friendly groups, usually with a maximum of 8 students, so that plenty of individual attention may be given, to ensure personal success and achievement. Lots of enthusiasm and inspiration will be provided. Most workshops are usually for 1 day, from 10am-4pm, but some more advanced courses are for 2days or more. Come by yourself, or with a friend, and you are sure to have fun. The cost includes refreshments, unless specified otherwise. Some materials are also provided but extra can be purchased from me on the day. On booking, an equipment list will be sent.

All current courses are in Felt making techniques. Courses are offered in Basic techniques, seamless 3D items, such as bags and hats, and Nuno felting, which is laminating wool onto fabric to create rich and wonderful textures. We will work with Merino wool combed tops, which come in a vast range of rich and beautiful colours, and are available locally. You are advised to book a Basic course first and then progress to learning more advanced techniques. From time to time I may also offer workshops in other textile subjects, such as silk painting, dyeing, Shibori, discharge dyeing, devoré, and machine embroidery.

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