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Wool: The Full Experience

Course Overview

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 that specializes in natural dyes, Elise Kyllo, a felter who is not afraid to get her hands dirty and 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 in wool craft.

Dates

Fri, Jun 1st, 2018  –  Sun, Jun 3rd, 2018

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 12+
Registration Cost: $295.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Fri, Apr 20th, 2018
Includes materials fee of $70.00

Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

2 large towels
clothes that can get dirty/wet or an apron
plastic bags to bring your wet projects home
a bar of olive oil soap
a sponge

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

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Fri, Apr 20th, 2018
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