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The Felted Cactus Garden: Make a Barrel Cactus in Felt - Multi Ribbed Resists

Soosie Jobson, Felt Artist, Teacher, Author & Historian

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7 Videos (13m)
    • Intro

      1:10
    • Preparation

      1:19
    • Lesson 1 3D Resist Theory

      2:42
    • Lesson 2 Laying and Wetting the Wool

      3:08
    • Lesson 3 Prefelting

      2:09
    • Lesson 4 Fulling

      1:50
    • Lesson 5 Finishing

      0:52

About This Class

Skill level – Experienced Resist Users
Previous class – No Sew 3D Felting
Next class – Chritsmas Tree
Series – Multi-ribbed Resists & The Felted Cactus Garden

I have been obsessed with Cacti & Succulents since I was a small girl.  I love the structure and shape, and the magnificent unexpected blooms that appear often at night.  It was only a matter of time that I would make them from felt.  Join me in this workshop to create your own Cactus whilst learning multi-ribbed resist technique.  This method of making resists will change the way you think about 3D felt making, and we’ll learn interesting things about Cacti along the way!

  • Resist and template theory & design
    How to makie a 3D object without any stitching plus best practices and materials to use.
  • Complex wool laying 
    In situ versus prelaid techniques and uses.
  • A variety of felting methods,
    There are as many ways to make felt as there felters! 

Class Project
Make a beautiful Barrel Cactus in one piece from wool, or change up the colour scheme and make a gorgeous sculpture using the same technique.

Resources provided in the Project:

  • Workspace practices
  • Materials list
  • The 3 stages of felting
  • Shrinkage Rates

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Soosie Jobson

Felt Artist, Teacher, Author & Historian

I'm Soosie Jobson a Fremantle based, felt & textile artist, author and historian. I have been an Educator for 30 years holding a Bachelor of Education, and have taught all kinds of things in the business and tech world but now I love to teach creative arts. The path through my creative life has taken me through many different media, but my main love is felting.

For the past 15 years I have dabbled with all forms of felting winning awards and prizes along the way, but I alwa...

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