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Felt for the Home: Silk and Felt Table Runners   

Felt is a beautiful and versatile fabric- hats, boots, bags, coats, clothing, rugs, and more are possible from the simple process of working with wool, water, soap, agitation (and patience!). In this class we will focus on creating a light-weight felt by including silk with the wool. The silk helps create a strong, yet flexible fabric that is a great weight for felt runners, wall hangings, curtains, and clothing. Once you understand the process, your imagination is the limit! We will first create samples to play with color and design, and then each student will design and create their own runner. Depending on size, students may have time to make more than one. This class is great for the beginning student looking to learn the felt-making process as well as more advanced students wanting to learn new design techniques. We will be shrinking the felt by hand, so please come prepared to be on your feet and physically. Youth ages 16+ may register for this course. Youth ages 10+ may attend if accompanied by an adult. Adult/child pairs will pay one materials fee. 

Required Tools

  • 1 small hand towel

  • 2 large bath towels

Optional Tools

  • Sharp scissors

  • Notebook

  • Apron

  • Yard stick

  • Bag to carry wet project

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