In this beginner-level wet felting workshop students will learn how to wet felt around a flat resist to create a decorative vessel. Over the course of four hours we will cover laying out the wool and adding embellishments, felting the wool, removing the resist, fulling and shaping the vessel. You will take the vessel home to dry overnight. It can be a purely decorative piece, it can hold dry objects, or it can be used as a vase by placing a jar inside. Learning these skills and techniques will enable students to go on to create more one of a kind felted pieces over a resist such as hats, purses, or other 3D sculptures. There are a lot of repetitive motions in wet felting, more easily done while standing which can be tiring. But as this is a small project it should not be too difficult.
Supplies students should bring:
- 3 old towels
- A piece of bubble wrap approximately 36” x 20”
- A bowl for water and a ball brause OR a 2 qt. pitcher or jug for water and something to sprinkle soapy water from e.g. a quart size plastic milk jug or soda bottle with holes poked in the cap.
- A pair of small sharp scissors
- A small bucket to submerge your vessel
2 oz. merino wool top 18-19 microns
Embellishments of your choice. These should be primarily wool or silk fibers, and can include wool yarn, mohair locks, silk tussah or bombyx roving, silk hankies, wool nepps, angelina fibers, etc. You can find these at living felt by looking under the “Effect Fibers” heading at the top of the home page. https://feltingsupplies.livingfelt.com/
You do not need to purchase from Living Felt. If you already have merino wool roving and/or embellishments, you are welcome to bring those.