Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Two Felting Classes Saturday, April 12

Wool is a fiber with amazing properties; one of the coolest is its ability to felt.
From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
Felting is a process that mats together fleece (raw wool) by subjecting it to moisture, heat, friction, and/or pressure. Sheep hair has overlapping scales (called cuticles) that open somewhat when wet. Applying some form of agitation causes the hairs to tighten together in a solid mat. The result is a lightweight, windproof, and water-resistant fabric that can be used in a variety of ways. Learn more about wool and water-resistance here. Read about felting woven wool fabric here.

Students in our Needle Felting class use a barbed needle and Colorplay wool

On Saturday, April 12 join us for one or both of our felting classes:

Wet Felting
Wool + water + friction = a cozy new pair of custom-fit slippers. Wear something comfortable and get ready to get wet.

Needle Felting
Wool + a barbed needle = a world of creative options from applique to three dimensional sculpted figures.

A colorful pair of wet felted slippers, stuffed with paper while they dry
 Call the Woolen Mill Store at (503) 535-5786 with any questions or to register for either (or both) needle felting class. Space is limited; please pre-register by Friday, April 11.

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