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Introduction to Weaving Wool Felt

A course by Déjate Querer
Industrial and textile designers. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined June 2018
, Industrial and textile designers

Learn to create unique textile designs based on patterns of repetition

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 1955 students

Learn to create unique textile designs based on patterns of repetition

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 1955 students
  • 11 lessons (1h 32m)
  • 8 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

The art of weaving is usually associated inescapably with two elements: needle and thread. In this course of the duo Déjate Querer -integrated by Ana Paula Alatriste and Rocío Cortés- you will not have to worry about a puncture or to pass the thread through the buttonhole, because the technique that we propose is that of the wool felt fabric, which practice without the need for these elements.

In this course you will learn how to manipulate wool felt to generate textile designs, from repeating patterns and using an assembly technique that will allow you to decide the shape and size of your creation.

What will you learn in this online course?

You will begin knowing a little more the work of Ana Paula and Rocío, who will also explain to you how and why they started working with wool felt.

They will speak to you after the qualities of the material and its different uses. You will know their process of inspiration and production to generate and assemble geometric pieces.

From here, you will fully enter the production of your carpet: you will learn first to create a template to cut your pieces of felt wool, you will learn to dye a homemade way of the desired color, and then weave them without the need for threads.

Finally, you will know the different applications that you can give your designs within the scope of interior design and how to take care of the pieces that you will weave in the course.

What is this course's project?

You will create a wool felt carpet of 120 cm x 150 cm.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To anyone interested in crafts and working with wool felt, patterns and assemblies.

Requirements and materials

You will need wool felt, scissors, paper, pencil, ruler, square, compass and cartonboard.

No prior knowledge about knitting is required to complete this course, just eager to learn to knit without threads.


Déjate Querer

A course by Déjate Querer

Teacher Plus
Industrial and textile designers

Déjate Querer is a design studio of handmade rugs and tapestries located in Mexico City and integrated by Rocío Cortés, Social Anthropologist with a special perception for the aesthetics of the objects and the history that surrounds them, and Ana Paula Alatriste, designer industrial and lover of everything that surrounds the world of textile design.

His work finds the perfect synergy in the proportion, order and geometry of the wool felt, embodied in pieces that you will see especially in hotels, offices and any space that seeks to be cozy.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    The materials

    • The rug
    • Tools
    • Knowing the wool felt
    • Assembly with geometric figures
  • U3

    Construction of the carpet

    • cut
    • Had
    • Knitting without thread
  • U4

    Applications and final recommendations

    • Uses of the fabric with felt in the interior
    • Care of wool felt
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to woolen felt fabric

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