Environmental Education through Earth-based Arts, Traditions, and Technologies.
Felt is an ancient, non-woven form of cloth usually made from sheep’s wool. One of the oldest methods for making felt is through wet-felting. Wet-felting is the process of creating wool felt using water and friction. This causes the fibers to entangle and create a woolen textile. Felted wool clothes are great for keeping warm and dry and for being silent in the wilderness.
In this introductory class on felt-making, students make felted bags and learn all of the basics of wet-felting.Date: Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 – 10am to 4pm
Pre-felt is an advanced form of felting that involves creating patterns with different colors of wool and learning how to felt them into the article you are creating. “Needle-felting” is different method of creating design. This technique does not use needles.Date: Sunday October 25th, 2015 – 10am to 4pm
Get ready for the winter and make some felted booties! These slippers are made without any sewing. The wool is laid out on a pattern students learn to make and then felted right on your own feet!Date: 2 days, Saturday and Sunday, November 7th & 8th, 2015 – 10am to 4pm