In this 2 hour primer, students will learn the basics of felting. Felting is the process of taking raw animal fiber (wool, alpaca, etc) and combining it with hot water and friction to create a textile. We’ll focus on both the wet felting technique as well as touch on needle felting for the older students. STATE Designer Adrienne Antonson uses her experience of living and working on an alpaca farm in the NW to explain the basics of fiber structure, processing, and felting. By the end of the class, students will have created a seamless felt piece, as well learned how to make felted beads and balls.
All materials included.