My friend Paula and I will be teaching two classes at the beginning of June on learning to wet felt. It’s going to be loads of fun and I hope you’ll be able to join us. The classes are at the local community college here in Kalispell, Montana.
We’re going to make a flat piece of felt first that could be used as a trivet or a mouse pad and then we’ll make felt covered soap and a felted rock. You can sign up here.
Here’s a press release about the class:
MAGIC OF FELTING CLASS AT FLATHEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Kalispell, May 9, 2013, Discover the magic of traditional wet felting! Ruth Lane and Paula Rindal will be teaching two sessions of The Magic of Felting course at FVCC on Saturday, June 1st and Friday June 7th from 9am to 4pm. Begin to understand the basics of the ancient technique of wet felting. Learn about wool properties, basic felting techniques and make two to three projects to take home. You will learn how to do wool layout, wet down with soapy water, and rolling and fulling techniques of felting. You will also learn about shrinkage and how to size felt pieces. Projects will include a mouse pad/trivet, felted soap and a felted rock or paperweight. Once you know the basics of wet felting you will be able to move on to making scarves, hats, bags and much more.
Ruth Lane, a fiber artist, is the author of The Complete Photo Guide to Felting and co-owner of The Purple Pomegranate, a fine craft gallery. Paula Rindal has taught numerous felting classes through Camas Creek Yarn including wet felting, nuno felting and needle felting. For more information, please contact FVCC Continuing Education Department at 756-3822, firstname.lastname@example.org or register online http://www.fvcc.edu/continuing-education.html.