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Felt Making-New course timetables

Brief description

This course is aimed at complete beginners or those with just a little knowledge. We will be exploring and experimenting with wet felt making for decorative uses. The course will cover designing and making flat pieces of felt artwork and some simple 3D structures.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?


Course description in brief

Exploring wet felt making for decorative uses. Beginners.

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    Basic wet felt making skillsHow to make basic 3D felt structures.How to design and make a decorative felt piece.How to design and make personal individual piece of work.

Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?


What equipment will I need for the course?

Aprons advisable. Non-smart clothes.Equipment provided.

What materials will I need for the course?

There may be some small charges for extra materials when working on personalised (if large / requiring specific specialised colours / fibres / embellishment) pieces, available via the tutor.

What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?

Using woollen tops / roving in wet felting processes.Making decorative felt and simple images using Woollen / tops.Embellishment of felt pieces.Making simple 3D structures in felt.Basic needlefeltingThe course will start by exploring basic principles and ideas. Students will be given the skills and knowledge to allow them to experiment. They will use the skills to design and making an individual piece of work.

What will be expected of me in terms of personal or time commitment?

2 hours a week for 10 weeks.

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

Work produced as evidence. Review and discussion individually and as a group.

What could I go on to do after I have finished the course?

A longer felt making course, progression to making more complex designs and structures with Needle felt.

How will I say what I think about the course?

Feedback during the course or at the end. Feedback activity at the end of the course.

Available timetables for this course

Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.

Course Ref Hours per week Days(s) Time Course Dates Costs
L556b 2 Monday 1pm – 3pm 7 Jan to 18 Mar 2019 (10 weeks) Full rate £66.00; R rate £22.00; A rate £6.00 (funder_code:L)
L556c 2 Monday 1pm – 3pm 29 Apr to 1 Jul 2019 (8 weeks) Full rate £54.00; R rate £19.00; A rate £6.00 (funder_code:L)

Course Funding

Swarthmore provides a variety of courses some of which are subsidised by public funding.

Courses with course codes pre-fixed by a letter ‘F’, ‘L’ or ‘N’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘F’: courses are accredited and are funded by the ‘Skills Funding Agency’ for those aged 16 and over.
  • ‘L’ & ‘N’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘L’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

For information funding and eligibility see the ‘costs’ page.

Unless stated otherwise - all courses take place at Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds

What next?

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