|March 9th, 2019|
Felted wool is considered to be one of the oldest known fabrics or textiles. Wool is natural material that is produced by many animals and has been used by humans throughout the world for generations. It is warm, strong, and fun to make! Felted wool can keep you warm even when saturated with water. It's a great material for the moist climate of the Pacific Northwest.
In this workshop we will be working with raw wool sheep fleece. From this raw material we will transform it into a warm, personalized stylish hat. Using a little soap, water and a lot of elbow grease the fibers will go from light fluffy clouds to inter-twined material that can stand up to rain, snow and anything else mother nature can throw at it!
This will be a full day with lots of hands-on work. The goal is that you will go home with your custom wool hat.
In this course you will learn how to:
- Evaluate wool fleece for use in felting
- Separate and fluff the wool into felt-able material
- Create your own custom hat pattern
- Shape and fit a hat to the head that will be wearing it
- Transform loose wool into a strong inter locking material
Class will take place at our school's 40-acre property from 9am-5pm on Saturday. Bring a lunch, snacks and water. No Food is provided. No special tools required - just a desire to work on a fun, crafty project!