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Gualala Arts Workshop
A Weekend of Felting
Instructor: Carin Engen

Saturday - Sunday
January 19 - 20, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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A Weekend of Felting
Register by:   January 12, 2013
Tuition:   $100 members; $115 non-members
Materials fee:   Approximately $50 (varies with project)
Materials needed:   Felting materials

A Weekend of Felting Beginners as well as advanced felters are very welcome to join us for a weekend of felting.

On Saturday, you will have the opportunity to explore Nuno felting. You will be introduced to the tools, materials and methods used to make this amazing process happen. It's like painting with fibers and the possibilities are endless.

To go beyond the Nuno basics, we will cover using cotton and other fabrics, creating designs on both sides of the fabric, and adding a ruffle, fringes and 3-D designs. How to create a garment will also be covered.

A Weekend of Felting Sunday the focus will be on shaped felting. You can choose to make a hat, vessel, purse or shoes. It amazes me that you can make boots to fit starting with a bunch of fluffy wool that looks like cat hair! It is magic. This is a workshop full of fun and lots of room to use your imagination.

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.