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. Then make individual felted projects using 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: Mary Reichert, a felter who specializes in wet-felting techniques of central Asia, Theresa Hornstein, a dyer who specializes in natural dyes and Heidi Quist, a shepherdess from central Minnesota in charge of bringing and shearing the wooly guests of honor. This is a unique opportunity to immerse fully in wool craft and connect directly to the source.