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Fiber Art

Felted Rugs

Course Overview

Felt is hard to resist- it's soft, light, durable, beautiful, and brings such a feeling of warmth to the home. For centuries wool has been crafted into clothing, like boots, hats, and coats, but felt can also be a home furnishing. In the homes of many Central Asian nomads, felt rugs covered the walls and floors for warmth and beauty. In modern homes, felt rugs can add a beautiful and useful touch to any floor. Design and craft your own felted rug in the nomadic tradition, but reflecting your own taste and design sensibilities. We will begin by making pre-felt, cover elements of design, and then dive into laying out and felting a rug which will begin about 2' by 3' and shrink to a 1' by 2' rug. The shrinking process is all done by hand, so please come prepared to be on your feet and fully physically engaged in your project.

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