Basics of Wet Felting

1-day Workshop

Thursday January 26 (10:00am - 4:00pm) *1 SPOT LEFT*

Tuesday January 31 (10:00am - 4:00pm) *1 SPOT LEFT*

Instructor: Zoë Lianga

Project Options

Small cowl/Neck warmer ($30 materials)
Large bowl ($15 materials)
Collection of small bowls ($15 materials)

Description

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
silk fibres.
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
1:00-1:30 Lunch
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

$125.00 + HST (price of materials not included. See project options)

Fresh, homemade lunches, snacks & coffee/tea included. All dietary needs accommodated.

CALL TO REGISTER  (613) 464-2105

EMAIL TO REGISTER  admin@thecordwoodstudio.com

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