International summer felt workshops by Felt Faction in 2018

Felt faction is organizing two international summer workshops for felt enthusiasts:

1. ” Felt for Interior Decoration with a 3-D twist ” 30.7.- 1.8.2018, 3 days FULL BOOKED

During this workshop we´ll make pieces for interior decoration and focus especially on constructing 3-dimentional elements and incorporating them smoothly into our designs. As usual, this will get out of hand, so prepare to have some fun! And remember you can also utilize the techniques you learn here, in the second workshop as well!

Teacher: Elina Saari Location: Salusjärvi campsite, Orimattila, Finland Languages: Finnish, English and Spanish Price: 340 euros / workshop, both workshops together 600 euros - price includes teaching and accommodation, students prepare their own meals in the kitchen Materials: The materials used in the workshop” Jääkarhu” and ”Ohukainen” are sold at the course site, both in plain colors and uniquely dyed

2. ” Hat masterclasses” 2.- 4.8.2018, 3 days 2 places available Learn to make hats the way Elina does. Elina will select 3 different designs for students to produce, one for each day, and every design will be more complex than the prior one. Although, taking the Felt for Interior Decoration workshop first will make it significantly easier for you to master the techniques taught in this one, it is not a requirement. Bear in mind, that this workshop is very intensive as building the designs is a tedious and time-consuming task. However, the actual felting process is relatively short. In the end, hard work will definitely pay off, you´ll end up with beautiful, super-light and unique products!

Teacher: Elina Saari Location: Salusjärvi campsite, Orimattila , Finland Languages: Finnish, English and Spanish Price: 340 euros/ workshop, both workshops together 600 euros - price includes teaching and accommodation, students prepare their own meals in the kitchen

General information: Enrolling time from 5.3.2018 till 5.4.2018 To actualize the workshops, we´ll need minimum 10 student per workshop. Stay tuned for more inspirational pictures and information. After the enrolling time expires we will send students more information. If you have any additional questions now, please email Mr. Aki Leppänen at  aki.leppanen@feltfaction.fi

Orimattila is a relatively small country town located 100 km North from Helsinki. However, it is very accessible, as nowadays one can even take a train there straight from Helsinki (Henna station, very new thing). You´ll get along with the Finnish students easily, almost everybody speaks English and we´ve got very talented & all capable course assistants helping you out. It has never been a problem to get a lift from a fellow student to go to grocery shopping etc. (the course location is not in the centre). You can work all night long if you wish to and enjoy bright summer nights + sauna by the lake.