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Felt Your Feet: Slippers or Boot Liners

Course Overview

Warm up winter by making your own woolen slippers or short boot liners. Using the ancient no-knitting wet felting technique, you will make a cozy, warm pair of slippers or boot liners. The craft hasn’t changed in centuries except we now can choose plastic instead of animal skins and soap instead of ash or urine. It's a simple, almost magical technique that transforms fluffy wool into a durable thick material that is sculpted to the owner’s foot through patient, energetic agitation. We will discuss options for adding soles. Supposedly, the all-wool liners are warmer than the poly fiber mix that is so prevalent, but you'll have to be the judge of that yourself.

Dates

Wed, Nov 15th, 2017  –  Thu, Nov 16th, 2017

Course Details

Length: 2 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age:
Registration Cost: $170.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: varies ($35-$50)

Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

two large towels
bubble wrap (small bubbles), approx: 3'x3'
bar of soap
thermos for hot water

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.