Although I am happy with the way my work turns out (usually!) I am completely self taught and am very much a suck it and see sort of person. I’m not very good at sampling ideas, I tend to wade right in and if it works, great - if not, just another one for the don’t do that again pile! I’m very excited as I have just enrolled on a felt making course, it is a pretty basic course but I’m hoping that it may teach me a few things I haven’t worked out yet but more importantly it will force me to start from scratch and be a bit more methodical in my approach to felting. I’m really looking forward to having something new to focus on and working on my portfolio for assessment
Sounds really good! Good luck!
Brilliant idea. I think we all learn to do things in our own way when faced with something new and then we’re left wondering if there is an easier / better way of doing it.
At least this way you’ll find out and probably find your way of doing it is actually better !
I’ve done the same thing myself, and found that it was really useful to find out how I was supposed to be doing things that I’d worked out my own way of doing! Also, how to do something that I’d never really considered before…
Oh have a wonderful time Roz. Nothing better than spending time with like minded crafters, learning top tips, new methods or just having a laugh.
When do you go, look forward to seeing all your new ideas.
Its not a course that I attend as such - just a syllabus of techniques that I need to demonstrate and send in samples of my work for assessment. I can attend workshops or ask advise if I get stuck along the way but will mainly be working on my own in my own time which suits me better. It will probably take me at least a year or more to complete but I will enjoy the challenge
Hope you really enjoy it
Sounds great! enjoy
Well I will still be here, knitting my new tea cosie, to see your new creations as you list them in your shop.
That sounds fab! I’m sure you’ll enjoy learning new things you hadn’t thought of and look forward to seeing what you will create with them - Have fun!
Sounds great, I’m sure you will enjoy learning new techniques x
Exciting times - received my first batch of wool for my course today - wool fibres from 10 different breeds of sheep to be sampled. Cant wait to get going but have got to be patient and wait until I have moved house in July
Rather you than me Roz, moving house AND waiting patiently!!!
Sounds exciting! Hope you continue to make lots of fab things! PS hope the house move goes well - what a great opportunity to get all those crafty bits reorganised somewhere fresh!
I am currently buying new storage boxes as though they are going out of fashion Heidi @Textiletreasure
What a wonderful idea, hope you get a lot from it. Looking forward to seeing some of your new creations
There’s nothing like getting some nice neat boxes and piling everything in!