Have you ever wanted to make your own fabric? Are you curious about the felting process? If so, join me on a wet-felting exploration at Slow Fiber where students will create a hand-made project bag using the resist method. You will learn to incorporate textures and colors from yarn, bits of silk and fabric remnants into a wet-felted wool base. No knitting or crocheting necessary.
Students may choose from between 3 different color kits (included in cost) which will include enough wool and fibers to create a medium-sized project bag with a flap.
This 3.5 hour adventure requires patience, whole-body physicality, and as much creativity and enthusiasm as you want to bring to the project. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and footwear as you’ll be alternating between standing and sitting.
You will bring:
2 bath-sized towels
-1 hand towel
-1 disposable plastic water bottle with a lid (used for sprinkling water)
-notebook/journal and pen/pencil for taking notes
-9-12 inch kitchen bowl (for hot water)
We will break for 30 minutes for lunch. There are plenty of places to eat in the neighborhood or you can pack a lunch.
Everything else will be provided to borrow during the class. I look forward to seeing what everyone creates!