This workshop is an introduction to the wet felting technique. We begin with merino wool roving and create our own unique textile by adding water, soap and friction. Participants will learn how to layer, attach cords, and how to mix fibres to create different colour effects. We also explore the use of pre-felts to achieve distinct patterns in our felted pieces. Spend the day learning from a knowledgeable local artisan and leave with your own one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art!
All supplies required to make your one-of-a-kind scarf are provided, and no experience is necessary. This workshop is limited to 6 participants, so register early to avoid disappointment!
*Christianna Ferguson is a local artisan who lives and works right here in the Kawarthas. Christianna has spent over a decade perfecting her craft and has become known for her unique and highly recognizable pieces. In 2012 she spent a year living in Western Australia where she concentrated on expanding her skills and techniques, and learning all that she could from a large community of felt-makers. Since returning, she has worked steadily in her studio north of Lakefield experimenting with the medium, teaching others, and selling her work.