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Felt and Mixed Media Dragon Weekend


Felt and Mixed Media Dragon Weekend £150
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July

All materials are provided, as well as refreshments, snacks and a simple homecooked lunch on both days.

About the workshop

The dragon is created using a variety of wet felting and needle felting techniques as well as some mixed media to create his claws. They're built on strong armatures, so can be modelled in to different postures. The body is about 40cm in length from nose to tip of the tail, with a wing span of about the same.

On Saturday we'll cover a variety of wet felting techniques and create a basic form. Then on Sunday we'll put everything together and put in the detail. You'll learn a lot and create a fantastical creature along the way!

Alongside the course you will have access to a private facebook group for 2 weeks prior to the course and 4 weeks after, which includes lots of tips and videos for helping you to create your dragon.

Of course, no-one really knows exactly what a dragon looks like, so you can choose your own colours. You'll be asked to choose your colours on booking the workshop.

You'll go away with an amazing dragon at the end of the weekend, and be provided with equipment and fibres to take home with you, so you can add extra detailing at a later date, if you wish. (Many of the dragons, shown, have lots of detail, Anna will give you the skills to do that, but if you want your dragon to have that much detail you'll need to do a quite a bit of homework too!)

Whilst we'll be going through all the different techniques in detail, this is an intensive and advanced course so if you're new to needle felting, please have a go at one of our beginners workshops first so you understand the techniques more fully before embarking on such a complex project.

The dragon workshop is with Anna Roebuck.

Anna learnt to felt many years ago whist studying Fine Art Tapestry at Edinburgh College of Art. She got back in to felting through The Craft Club sessions here at The Making House and has now taught a range of needle felt and wet felt workshops over the last 10 years.