Textural Techniques in Felt
About Textural Techniques in Felt with Patti Barker
Take an adventure in textural felt making while you learn eight techniques to add to your toolbox. We will create simulated animal skins, roses, and ruffles, we will entrap beads, learn mosaics, and create raised shapes. Participants will come away with six 10" x 10" samplers, with instructions and skills to use in creating unique felted accessories and garments. Be aware that felting is a vigorous physical activity and requires hand and arm strength and standing for long periods of time.
This Fiber Arts Seminar is offered as part of the 2021 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and is limited to 20 students.
Class Materials Needed
Four table risers (strongly suggested). The black square ones are available at Walmart in the housewares department. They are called bed risers. Sold in sets of 4 for around $10. Trust me, these will help save your back from aching.
One 2’ x 8’ rubber rug mat. You can get one at Amazon for around $20 Free shipping with prime https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MRU3JAP/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s... or you can also try Walmart or Target. Be sure to get the ones with small holes.
One NEW 1-gallon garden sprayer (you can get them at Home Depot, Lowe’s, Ace Hardware or Walmart for around $10.00) OR a bucket and a ball browser.
Small bottle of Dawn dish soap
Sharp, full-sized scissors
Your favorite pen to write notes on your instructions
TWO old towels that you don’t mind staining
Camera to record your progress
Materials kit purchased directly from instructor. Includes six mini kits with all materials required for this class. Materials kit will be an additional $50, and can be purchased directly from instructor. Ordering instructions for the materials kit will be available in Lessonface once you have enrolled. To allow enough time for the kit to arrive prior to the start of class, registration for this class will close on April 3.
Two sessions on Monday, April 26, from 2 pm ET to 4 pm ET, and from 7 pm ET to 9 pm ET.
Early fascination with fabric and fashion came from my seamstress mother. You might say fiber art is bound into my DNA. My felting journey began with a study of skin. Skin as a protective covering, and as identifier, and how it can record history. A study of animal skin, and human skin; leading to hybrids. All the while, intrigued with the way wearable art transforms its wearer. My creative focus is on wearable art for the stage, while sharing the joy of felt making through teaching. Surface design inspiration rises from exploring rich color and texture combinations. Nuno felt, hand-dyeing, needle felting, bead embroidery...all compliment the tactile and visual narratives of each piece of m...
How It Works
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About Lessonface, PBC
Since 2013, Lessonface has connected more than 10,000 students with over 2,000 great teachers for live music & language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably. We are thrilled to be delivering the Fiber Arts Seminars for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.