• Suitable for beginners

    You will learn basics of classical wool layout. How to work with a resist. How to achieve vibrant colours and textures. Different feltmaking methods.

  • Work at your own pace to allow time to practice

    Work at your own pace from the comfort of your home while benefiting from the group and Lena's support.

  • Transferable to many projects

    The techniques learned can be applied to many projects: hand bags, furnishing and wearable.

Watch Intro Video

Video

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

  • 2

    MATERIALS & TOOLS

  • 3

    FELT SHRINKAGE

    • Felted Textured Cushion. Coefficient of Increase & Percentage of Shrinkage
    • Felted Textured Cushion. Coefficient of Increase. Let's determine dimensions of a cushion resist.
    • Coefficient of Increase. Document
    • Felted Textured Cushion. Factors which affect shrinkage
    • Table of common percentage of shrinkage and coefficient of increase.
  • 4

    LAYOUT

    • Felted Textured Cushion. BASE LAYOUT: - Theory
    • Felted Textured Cushion - Cushion Resist
    • Felted Textured Cushion. BASE LAYOUT: Wool Layout. Working with edges around the resist. Part 1.
    • Felted Textured Cushion. BASE LAYOUT: Wool Layout. Working with back of the cushion resist. Part 2.
    • Felted Textured Cushion. BASE LAYOUT: Wool Layout. Working with front of the cushion resist. Part 3.
    • Felted Textured Cushion. Working with yarns, adding texture.
    • Felted Textured Cushion. BASE LAYOUT: Viscose layout, adding more texture
    • Felted Textured Cushion. DECORATIVE LAYOUT: Adding a layers of fibre. Front side of the cushion.
  • 5

    FELTING

    • Felted Textured Cushion. FELTING: Prep stage and sanding or rolling.
    • Felted Textured Cushion. FELTING: Shrinking and revealing textures.
    • Felted Textured Cushion: FULLING & SHAPING
    • Our cushion is ready.
  • 6

    HAT & NECKWARMER

    • Felted Textured Hat & Neckwarmer. Introduction
    • Felted Textured Hat & Neckwarmer. Templates
    • Felted Textured Hat. The Layout Process
    • Herringbone Layout
    • Hat. The Layout Process. Document
    • Felted Hat & Neckwarmer: Styling hat, soft shibori.
  • 7

    Next Steps...

    • More resources for you

Reviews

A world of possibilities !

Lorelei Walden

Thanks to Lena's great new course, I have the feeling it allows me to enter into a world full of possibilities. Since I discovered this marvellous art, I have been eager to understand and to learn how to create these incredible textures. Lena's ...

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Thanks to Lena's great new course, I have the feeling it allows me to enter into a world full of possibilities. Since I discovered this marvellous art, I have been eager to understand and to learn how to create these incredible textures. Lena's course goes beyond all my expectations. Strongly recommended !!!

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Great Instructional Material

Norm Johnson

Lena, thank you for this coursework; Your knowledge and efforts are greatly appreciated. I like the way your instruction is broken down into key steps and can easily be applied to other felting fibers. My felting fiber of choice is Huacaya Alpa...

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Lena, thank you for this coursework; Your knowledge and efforts are greatly appreciated. I like the way your instruction is broken down into key steps and can easily be applied to other felting fibers. My felting fiber of choice is Huacaya Alpaca; My goto embellishment fiber is 2nd cut Mohair; I also use Viscose and Bamboo fibers, artist yarns, commercial fabrics and margilan silk segments. The processes you present in your material are easily transferable to the fibers I choose. Granted I need to create my samples and define my co-efficient of increase for the templates, but to your classwork, everyone should do this prior to a new project; Thanks again for sharing your knowledge and experiences.

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clear explanation of what to expect

pauline letham

comprehensive, clear, fun, good visual, lots of information relaxed approach

comprehensive, clear, fun, good visual, lots of information relaxed approach

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An excellent online course

shelley steele

I highly recommend this online felting course, Lena instructions are clear and her use of demonstrations is excellent. Lena is a charming and generous teacher and this course is excellent value for money. The techniques taught on this course produ...

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I highly recommend this online felting course, Lena instructions are clear and her use of demonstrations is excellent. Lena is a charming and generous teacher and this course is excellent value for money. The techniques taught on this course produces great results and Lena shows how versatile it can be allowing you to feel confident to adapt to your own work.

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Great Instruction

Arlene Toth

Lena's classes are easy to follow with very clear instruction, demonstration and explanation. She will give you tips that you won't find anywhere else and you will come away having made a beautiful felted item. I highly recommend this class if you...

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Lena's classes are easy to follow with very clear instruction, demonstration and explanation. She will give you tips that you won't find anywhere else and you will come away having made a beautiful felted item. I highly recommend this class if you want to make some lovely cushions, and the technique can also be applied to hats and neckwarmers that I am not able to stop making!

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Great cushion class!

Connie Morey

I really appreciate the detail that Lena provides in her classes! The videos demonstrate HOW to do the techniques and I work right along with the video! This was especially helpful for me as I began using my sander for the first time!

I really appreciate the detail that Lena provides in her classes! The videos demonstrate HOW to do the techniques and I work right along with the video! This was especially helpful for me as I began using my sander for the first time!

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Bonus material

Templates, Instructions, webinar and Lena's consistent support

  • Two hat and matching neck warmer templates & instructions and much more.

    You will be able to apply this technique to wearable and create a hat and a matching neck warmer based on the same template. This materials will be available from 9 of January.

  • Free Webinar. Questions & Answers

    We will be having a webinar at the end of January / the beginning of February to answer any of your questions and share with you templates for hats and neck warmers to be created in this technique. 

  • Dyeing silk materials

    You can dye your silk materials in various colours following my instructions as a part of the video,

My Students Work

This set was created by Arlene Toth.
This set was created by Arlene Toth

Materials: Margilan Silk, Merino Wool, Viscose & Flax are available to buy

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