Wool: The Full Experience
Wool is an incredibly versatile, durable and beautiful fiber that is surprisingly easy to make into fabric. Start at the very beginning of the process in this team-taught class, as you shear sheep, wash, card and dye the wool and finally make individual felted projects using needle and wet-felting techniques. Wet felting wool is an ancient craft that pre-dates weaving and knitting and has recently seen a resurgence of popularity, as it is relatively easy and requires no knitting. The course will be led by three fiber experts (a flock of fiber folk?): Theresa Hornstein, an experienced fiber teacher and dyer extraordinaire who specializes in natural dyes, Elise Kyllo, a felter who is not afraid to get her hands dirty and who loves to use wool to create useful and whimsical things, and Heidi Quist of Prairie Willows Farm in Lindstrom, MN, who will bring her lovely sheep and lead the shearing demonstration. This is a unique opportunity to fully immerse yourself in wool craft.
You will need the following tools for this class:
1. 2 large towels
2. clothes that can get dirty/wet or an apron
3. plastic bags to bring your wet projects home
4. a bar of olive oil soap
5. a sponge
Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.
- rubber gloves
- food for potluck lunch
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.