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Luminous Felt Lampshade with Rae Woolnough

SKU 00024
AU$260.00
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Saturday 10 April - Sunday 11 April, 2021, 9.30am - 4pm

Suitable for Intermediate students

Materials fee $35 - payable to the tutor on the day

Wool felt lends itself well to be used on lampshades and in many other types of light fitting. Wool (and felt) is naturally fire resistant and when layered with different types of resists and embellishments can create light fittings that have two distinct personalities. One daylight (unlit) appearance and another ‘undiscovered’ personality when illuminated.

In this workshop participants will create a 20cm diameter barrel lampshade using felt as the decorative outer material. We will explore different embellishments, resists and inclusions within the felt that will appear when the lamp is lit - a type of shadow lamp.

Participants will also make a light-vase that can be used as a candle holder or contain a string LED lights for added luminous decoration.

We will also explore using a ‘book resist’ to create a 3D piece that can be used as a light fitting or luminous hanging sculpture.

Although this workshop includes some advanced techniques, it is still suitable for anyone with some experience in felting.

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