ADULT FIBER/TEXTILE CLASSES

Instructor: Elaine Bailey

Class: Wet Felting Workshop 

Wool, water, soap, and friction together create felt, humankind's oldest textile. Get a good upper body workout by turning fluffy fibers into beautiful felt fabric. The first lesson will begin with learning the properties of wool fiber and how the felting process works. The students will watch and assist the instructor with layout, wetting down, agitating, shrinking, and finishing a piece of felted fabric. Students will choose their materials for the second lesson. During lesson two, students will review the felting process and apply this knowledge to create their own piece of felt. Students will have the opportunity to explore various ways to use this new material. This is a mixed ages workshop for ages 12 and up. Anyone 17 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. The adult must register if participating in the workshop.

Date: September 12 and 19, Mondays from 4-6 pm

Resident: $45

Non-Resident: $60

Class: Needle Felting Workshop 

This workshop will teach students how to work with wool fiber and special needles to create 3-D animal sculptures. The first workshop will cover the properties of wool fiber and how the needle process works. Students will make basic felted shapes. In the second workshop, students will receive a starter kit and begin laying out the materials and felting. Workshop two provides the opportunity to finish your pieces and/or felt over a wire armature. Tools, resources, and instructional videos will be discussed. This is a mixed ages workshop for ages 12 and up. Anyone 17 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. The adult must register if participating in the workshop.

Date: September 16 and 23, Fridays from 4-6 pm

Resident: $50

Non-Resident: $65