The Art of Wet Felt Making: Making Large and Decorative Wall Hangings
Karoliina Arvilommi and Roderick Welch, Instructors
August 28 – September 1, 2017 (9am-4pm)
Material Fee: TBD
We will make highly decorative, thick, durable felt with turned edges, of any shape or form using traditional “Wet-felting” methods. Built up using Finnwool batt, wet-out and felted to completion using a combination of hand and rolling techniques. A fusion of fibre blending and “painting” are used to translate the participant’s design into felt. Learn a high degree of control of colour, design and form, without any supplementary cutting, sewing, or needle felting. The emphasis is on quality and control. This method and technique can be applied to many other ways of feltmaking. “…from here you can go anywhere…” We ask all participants to have some kind of design idea prepared before the workshop begins. A rough sketch and basic colour plan is enough.
Student skill level
Some experience or boundless energy and enthusiasm…
Materials fee and materials covered by fee
The materials fee will be approximately $50-75 USD (depends on size of work) Organic, Rarebreed “Kainuun Harmaa” (Kainuu Grey) Finnish Landrace Seep carded wool. Reactive dyed, plant dyed and natural undyed colours. Picked and processed by hand, by us… In this workshop, please be prepared to pay the material fee directly to the instructors during class.
Photo representative of the technique taught in class