Fabric Arts: Discover Felting, Create a Vessel

Dates:February 17, 2024
Meets:Sa from 12 N to 4:00 PM
Location:Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave.
Cost: $79.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Are you Fiber-Curious? Have you wondered how felt is made or wanted to try to make felt yourself? In this workshop we will discuss the basics of felt-making from a brief overview of the history of felting, to the tools needed, to a discussion of various fibers and embellishments that can make your felting interesting and textural. Please note that the process of felting is physical and requires the use of hands, arms and fingers. Create a colorful felt vessel using a resist to layout a ‘flat’ design which opens to a 3-D bowl or vase shape. This class will give you the fundamentals to make all kinds of structural and sculptural pieces using the resist.

Notes:

Students must bring the following to class: small buckets for water, pen or sharpie marker, two towels, scissors, a small container of dish soap, and a tape measure. Roving (fiber) 6 to 8 oz. Corriedale fiber. This can be found on Livingfelt.com or FeltriteFibers on Etsy, or can be purchased directly from the teacher for $25 per person which you will indicate upon registration. Please DO NOT use any fibers that are not specific about the breed of wool (ie, Corriedale). Generally, fibers purchased from hobby stores are not good for wet felting. There is a $5 materials fee for bubble wrap and resist material payable to the teacher at class for all participants.
Fee: $79.00

Fee Breakdown

Category Description Amount
Course Fee (Basic)Course Fee$ 79.00
Optional FeeDonation (optional)$ 0.00

Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave.

At Bells Mill Road in Chestnut Hill.

Marcie Ziskind

is an artist who works with animal fibers called “roving” to make felt and items that are created from felt. She always created using various textiles and embroidery because she comes from a family of textile workers and artists. Marcie has studied with fiber artists around the world and has been introduced to many different felting techniques and projects. She has refined her felting skills and is now a full-time artist. Marcie exhibits her work at notable crafts fairs in the Philadelphia area. IG @feltedsones and FB Marcie Mehrman Ziskind

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