Materials Fee: $25 paid to instructor
Materials List: Please bring 2 old towels
Wool is beautiful, colorful, and organic, and its magic is in its power as shape-shifter. Learn the art of wet felting in this class with felting artist Barbara Attwell from Austin Texas. We will start by layering fine, vibrantly colored Merino sheep fibers over a resist to create intriguing vessels that can be birdhouses, useful bowls, or works of art. You will learn about the many different styles of wet felting, and about the types and amazing properties of wool.
Attwell is an award-winning artist who started her career with a sculpture degree in foundry work. Nature is her inspiration, and wool has become her favorite sculpting material with its impressive amount of strength, flexibility, and longevity. For her, it conjures up a most rich primordial-soup kind of experience – one gets wet, gets soapy, and gets to indulge in a totally organic process.
Her work can be seen at: http://www.barbaraattwell.net