In this workshop, participants will learn how to “paint” with wool. Instead of canvas or paper, students will create pictures with dyed wool batt on a 9″ x 12″ piece of commercial felt using basic needle felting techniques. Each student needs to bring two or three pieces of felt—any color—which can be purchased inexpensively at Walmart, Joann Fabrics, or Ben Franklin. Students should also bring reference photos for the wool creations they will be making—for example, a photo of a still life, a pet, a landscape, a favorite design, etc. Wool batt will be provided in a wide range of colors and basic techniques will be demonstrated to show how to build a picture with wool. Materials and techniques, such as embroidering and beading to add dimension to the finished pieces will also be shown. Each artist will receive written materials about the medium, simple rules of composition, and suggestions as to where to purchase more felting supplies. Laurarankin11@aol.com
Instructor: Laura Rankin
Tuesday & Wednesday, March 7 & 8
Cost: $110 Members, $132 Non-Members
A material fee of $15 is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.
It includes felting needles, foam rubber felting platforms, wool batt in 70+ colors, embroidery threads and needles, buttons, ribbons, beads, string, etc.
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March 7 - March 8, 2017
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday
Several 9" x 12" pieces of commercial felt, any color, from Ben Franklin, Joann Fabric, or Walmart
**If a student has a foam rubber felting platform and/or felting needles from my other workshops, they can bring those and
a $5.00 discount on the materials fee will be provided.