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Gualala Arts Workshop
A Weekend of Felting
Instructor: Carin Engen

Saturday - Sunday
January 15 - 16, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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A Weekend of Felting
Register by:   January 12, 2011
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 Saturday we will begin with a wall hanging "painted" with hand dyed fibers including wool, silk and mohair. Starting with a wool background, you will learn the tricks to use silk and mohair fibers with the wool to create your own unique design. We will discuss how to make a flat, even piece of felt with a nice edge. No holes unless you want them.

Sunday's class will be devoted to shaped felt. You choose your project - hat, gloves, purse, vessel or something else. Demonstrations will fill the weekend and hands-on help will be plentiful. Beginners are welcome.

About the instructor

A Weekend of Felting 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.

A Weekend of Felting  

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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.
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