What is felting? It's the seemingly magical art of transforming separate threads of fine wool fiber (roving) into a solid and durable piece of fabric. Color and texture can be varied through artistic design and choice of materials. "I'm drawn to the unpredictable nature of felting and other fiber arts. You must form a respectful relationship with the organic fiber you work with; it won't be bullied into submission!" Give it a try! It's a fun activity that everyone can enjoy, and the results are unique and beautiful--you'll amaze yourself!
One day workshop Saturday December 1st from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Art Studio on the Blvd. The morning will start with an introduction to felting during which we will make a wet flat felted sampler. After a snack break, we will create a wonderful silk nuno scarf. Please click here for further details or to sign up for the class.
I will be teaching another series of felting workshops starting February 21st 2013 for three consecutive Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the same location.
Take a look at some photos from a recent felting workshop I taught in my 'Felting Class Fall 2012' post.
Also, here is a wonderful link about the importance of handwork in our modern society and how it connects us to each other and the natural world: http://www.onbeing.org/blog/world-through-hands/3931