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Fiber Art

Introduction to Felt-Making

Course Overview

Felt is a durable and beautiful fabric that has provided people with hats, boots, bags, rugs, even walls for their homes.  It is a simple process of working with wool, water, soap, and agitation and once you understand the basics the sky is the limit. This class will introduce you to all you need to know to begin making your own felt at home.

We will cover tools and materials needed, how to choose wool for projects, and make a handful of samples along the way so you feel confident in your new skills. After the first class you will also have the option to go home with the tools needed to practice making felt in between sessions. 

This is a community class meant for Cook County residents. As such, the listed price of this class already has the local discount applied.  There will not be an additonal local discount applied.

Physical Ability/Skills Needed

We will be shrinking the wool by hand, so please come prepared to stand for a couple of hours and be physically engaged in your project.

Required Tools

  • One hand towel and one small bath towel

Optional Tools

  • A mixing bowl

Materials Fee

  • $20-$35 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. Please bring cash or check.

Currently Scheduled Sessions

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