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Gualala Arts Workshop
A Weekend of Felting
Instructor: Carin Engen

Saturday - Sunday
January 23 - 24, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


A Weekend of Felting
Register by:   January 9, 2010
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

A Weekend of Felting Learn or continue your learning of the felting process during this weekend workshop. The fundamentals of felting, the characteristics of wool from different breeds as well as color and design will be discussed.

Use hand dyed natural fibers including wool, silk and mohair in a wonderful color palette to "paint" your unique design on the project you choose to make. Demonstrations will include washing a fleece, dyeing fibers in the microwave, Nuno felting and tricks to make a good, flat piece of felt.

Create your own strong, felted rug as one idea for your weekend project or go to the other extreme and make a lightweight, Nuno felted scarf or experiment on your own with Carin as your guide.

A Weekend of Felting   A Weekend of Felting

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.

See also: Gualala Arts Workshop Registration, Payment & Cancellation Policy.

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.