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Painting with Felt
September 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$35
Come learn the basics of felt painting and needle techniques to create 2D felt wall hangings. We will demonstrate how to create wet felted batts as a base, the quickest way to start a 2D project. Then, we will needle tack merino, alpaca, angora and other types of wool to create a 2D painting of whatever your heart desires. Finally, we’ll run them through Echoview’s Felt Loom to quickly finish the project, a process that would take hours needling by hand! All supplies are included, but feel free to bring your own wool or roving if you’d like.
About the teacher:
Yoko is a felter, spinner, knitter, gardener and mother to many rabbits and ducks, including 8 Angoras who share their wool for lots of fiber fun. She has been an artist her entire life and rarely follows a given pattern, preferring to find a medium and make it her own. Working at Echoview with all the roving around her, she took up felt work and hasn’t looked back. She’s constantly on the lookout for new fibers, techniques, and creative friends – whether chatting at craft night or cruising the isles of local craft events. She has taught a variety of art mediums to makers from babies to hospice patients over the years and enjoys bringing out the creative side in everyone!