Wooly Birds: Intro To Felting
Any place where there are sheep and chilly temperatures, people have taken advantage of woolen fibers to create objects for warmth and protection. In this class we will use the ancient practice of felting wool to sculpt a purely aesthetic and charming flock of birds. Using recycled wool, students will make a rough bird form, then apply dyed wool roving over the form and through the mysterious process of agitation, hot water and soap, a felted bird will be hatched. Everyone will go home with a bird of their own design and an understanding of felting which could be transferred to other projects such as slippers, hot pads, tea cozies etc.
Length: ½ Day