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Gualala Arts Workshop
A Weekend of Felting
Instructor: Carin Engen

Saturday - Sunday
January 24 - 25, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

felted vest
Register by:   January 10, 2009
Tuition:   $95 members; $115 non-members
Materials fee:   Approximately $50 (varies with project)
Materials needed:   Old bath towels
Bits of yarn, ribbon, lace, etc.
1 Gallon plastic container
Yarn needle

felted shoulder bags Join Carin and make a beautiful felted vest OR a seamless felted shoulder bag and felted vessels - your choice! Learn or continue your learning of the felting process, including using bits of yarn, thread, fabric, lace, and needle felting to create texture, design, and color. The vests are shaped to fit - no vests that fit like a box in this class. The vessel making will include the sharing of some of Carin's new ideas that incorporate basket making. felted vessel

About the instructor

Carin Engen is an award winning fiber artist and workshop instructor who has been using her experimental, playful nature to explore felting and color seriously since 1992.

She maintains a studio in Garberville, California where she produces a line of hand dyed wool fabric and fiber as well as her felt art. She is an enthusiastic teacher who encourages innovation in her students' work.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.