Basics of Wet Felting
Thursday January 26 (10:00am - 4:00pm) *COURSE IS FULL*
Tuesday January 31 (10:00am - 4:00pm) *COURSE IS FULL*
Thursday February 23 (10:00am - 4:00pm) *COURSE IS FULL*
Thursday March 2 (10:00am - 4:00pm) *COURSE IS FULL*
Saturday March 4 (10:00am - 4:00pm) *COURSE IS FULL*
Instructor: Zoë Lianga
Small cowl/Neck warmer ($30 materials)
Large bowl ($15 materials)
Collection of small bowls ($15 materials)
Spend the day and learn the basic principles and techniques of wet felting.
Discover the unique properties of wool fibres that allow them to interlock into felted
fabric. Working through one of the chosen projects will give you step-by-step
practice and an understanding of both the dry and wet processes involved in this
wonderful, age-old craft.
The process of wet felting is tactile, soapy, physical, and, yes, wet.
Class sizes are small, at 4 students. This allows for intimate, hands-on instruction.
Having different project options will also let students get an insight into the
processes involved in working through different projects.
Small Cowl/Neck warmer – You will choose from a mix of the following fibres; merino of various
colours, natural superfine alpaca, natural camel, natural cashmere or natural qiviut
(musk oxen). We will explore surface detail on one side of your cowl, using dyed
Large Bowl or Collection of small bowls – Learn how to work with a
mould, or resist to form your felted fabric into 3-dimensional bowls of various sizes
and shapes. You will have the chance to explore surface designs through the use of
other natural fibres and materials.
*Please note that you will be on your feet for most of the day, bending over a table and physically working the fibres (rubbing, squishing and throwing) to make your felted objects.
Timeline for Day One
10:00-10:30 Introductions & coffee/tea
10:30-1:00 Project design & laying out the fibres
1:30-3:30 Wet felting – rubbing, rolling, squishing, throwing
(for bowls, there will be some dry laying out of fibres again)
3:30-4:00 Sharing and discussion