The class will be held at Leanne's house so that the class has access to her dryer for the wet felting (and her stash!!!) Participants will create a wet felted “canvas” with a wool base which will be 'painted' with fiber to add color and texture. Felting needles and embroidery stitching will be used to add dimensional elements to the composition. All of the materials to create the wall art are included in the fee. Your felted piece can be used for a wall hanging, purse or journal cover - depending upon your preference. Cindie's wonderful piece at the Dunedin Fine Art Center was made in a previous class.
The class is both instructional as well as a challenge for your surface design creativity because you will need to come up with a design in advance of the class. For inspiration, I have attached a photo of the banyan tree wall hanging that I created in preparation for the class. In addition, you may want to check out the following Pinterest sites.
Please contact Leanne directly firstname.lastname@example.org once you know generally what theme you have in mind so that she can ensure that she has sufficient roving and embellishments available for your color scheme with silk fibers, roving, diva yarns and other fun stuff to play with.
Supplies List: Please bring extra towels and needle felting tools if you have them.
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