Nomadic Felts: Rugs
In this class students will begin by studying felt-making techniques from Kyrgyzstan. We will discover how felt is used and why it is such an important textile for the people of Central Asia, and fill ourselves with inspiration! We will then get our hands into the wool and begin learning how to make pre-felt (it’s so much better than from the store!) and go over different ways to create designs in felt. This a great class for beginners wanting to learn how to make felt, as well as students with more experience who are interested in felt rug making traditions and techniques. We will be shrinking the felt by hand, so please come prepared to be on your feet and physically engaged in your projects. We will have time to complete at least two small rugs and the finished pieces will be around 1.5’ W x 2’ L.
You will need the following tools for this class:
- 2 bath towels
- small bowl or bucket for soapy water
- sharp scissors
Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.