Felt Making

Forming 3-Dimensional Wet Felted Objects

1-day Workshop

In this full day workshop participants will learn the basic principles and techniques of wet felting and how to work with a mould, or resist, to form bowls, mittens, or slippers.

You will discover the unique properties of wool fibres that allow them to interlock into felted fabric, and learn how to physically manipulate them into 3-dimensional shapes. During the process, you will have the chance to personalize your work by incorporating other fibres and materials as surface embellishments.

Wet felting is tactile, soapy, energetic, and, yes, wet. This craft dates back to 4000 BC and the underlying principles have remained unchanged. Come learn this ancient art, with a modern twist, and feel the satisfaction of building objects from their individual fibres.

* Please note that you will be on your feet for most of the day, and physically working the fibres (rubbing, squishing, and throwing) to make your felted objects.

June 9 (9:00am – 5:00pm) *SOLD OUT*

October 28 (9:00am – 5:00pm) *SOLD OUT*

$125.00

+$25 material fee

Lunch included. All dietary needs accommodated.

CALL TO REGISTER – (613) 464-2105

Designing & Making Wet Felted Fabric

1-day Workshop

This full day workshop offers participants the chance to learn the basic principles and techniques of wet felting, discover the unique properties of wool fibres that allow them to interlock into felted fabric, and learn how to effectively layer fibres and manipulate them into a finished piece of your choice.

Project options include a cowl, a scarf, a wall hanging or a length of fabric. Participants will be able to choose from a wide variety of unique animal fibres and other natural materials to use as surface designs.

For those with felting experience, more advanced instruction and options will be available.

Wet felting is a centuries-old craft whose underlying principles have remained largely unchanged. Come and experience this ancient art, with a modern twist, and feel the satisfaction of building fabric from its individual fibres.

* Please note that you will be on your feet for most of the day, and physically working the fibres (rubbing, squishing, and throwing) to make felt.

May 5 (9:00am – 5:00pm) *SOLD OUT*

May 11 (9:00am – 5:00pm) *SOLD OUT*

$125.00

+$35 material fee

Lunch included. All dietary needs accommodated.

CALL TO REGISTER – (613) 464-2105