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Wooly Critters: Intro to Felting

Wool has the amazing capability of taking on great shapes, strength and forms when wet felted. In this class we will use the ancient practice of felting wool to sculpt a purely aesthetic and charming menagerie of creatures, both real and imagined. Using recycled wool, students will make a rough animal form, and then apply dyed wool roving over the form. Through the mysterious process of agitation, hot water and soap, a felted creature will emerge. Everyone will go home with a creature of their own design and an understanding of felting which could be transferred to other projects such as slippers, hot pads, tea cozies etc. This is an especially great opportunity for young imaginations to put their creative inclinations to work.

Students who take this class may want to consider the advanced felting class Sculptural Felting: Beyond the Basics.


New! Thu, Feb 16, 2017
(Early bird tuition deadline: 01/05/17)

Course Details

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$60.00 per student (Regular rate)
$55.00 per student (Early-bird rate)


Beginner to Advanced

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You will need the following tools for this class:

  1.  bath towel
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.
Elise Kyllo Elise Kyllo

Elise is a gardener and visual artist. She finds balance in the urban chaos by engaging the seasons. In the summer, she is usually outdoors in somebody’s garden - in the cold months, she is making art. The simplicity and endless possibilities of working with wool intrigues her, especially creating felted creatures inspired by her experiences as a painter and printmaker. “I can’t think of a more meditative, pure and organic medium than working with wool and water and reusing old socks.”

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Wooly Critters: Intro to Felting

Wooly Critters: Intro to Felting

Wooly Critters: Intro to Felting