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Three Dimensional Felting - Bowls and Berets: Online Course

Course Overview

Become a better wet felter in this class by sculpting two very different items with the same resist.  A french beret and a vessel have a similar beginning, wool carefully laid out over a round, flat resist and wet felted. How you finish it by felting and fulling will determine whether it is something beautiful you wear or something sturdy you use to hold things.  Week one we will make the vessel using wool in batt form.  This is a bit easier than a hat because it doesn’t have to fit, but more work because it is so well felted.  Week two we will use merino roving and batting to make the berets.  You will practice your laying out wool skills for a very even, thin and consistent surface, consider your design and felt, felt, felt.   You will learn how to shape, stretch, shrink and sculpt your wool beret to be JUST RIGHT.  

Some wet felting experience is helpful but not required.

Required Tools

The instructor will mail each student a packet of materials including two types of wool, slik for making a shimmering textural surface, and the basic wet felting supplies.

Students will need to provide:

  • Bar of soap
  • Liquid soap
  • Warm/Hot water
  • A large size bowl or pot
  • Sponge
  • A laptop or tablet with reliable internet connection
  • A sturdy countertop height place to work is helpful and easy on your back, but a table height surface can work too. Being near a sink and access to hot water is helpful but large bowls also work.

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