Beginning/Intermediate Felting - Fall, 2017

Handmade Felt Gifts  (Wet Felted) 

Create wet felted items using animal fibers, warm/slightly soapy water and friction to tangle and bind fibers together to make a non-woven fabric.  Learn felt making techniques while you create small items for yourself or gifts for friends!

We'll begin our day by discussing the magic of felt making, how a piece of fluffly fiber can become a solid piece of fabric, and more.  Using different types of wools, water, soap and friction we'll make solid forms for dryer balls, cat toys or ornaments.  You will get the feel of different fibers and how each works and get an understanding of the best uses for them.  We will make different types of beads, some that will be combined with wet felted ropes to make necklaces and bracelets.

Soaps covered with wool make wonderful scrubbies, soap and loofah combos, and a great gift.  Flowers can be used as pins, gift toppers, ornaments, or combined with a felted rope to make a lariat necklace or belt.  Bowls or vases will be made around a flat foam resist.  Depending on how light or heavy the wool is laid on can determine the use of the piece.  Light layers of wool make nice candle holders (battery operated),  Heavier layers can stand alone as an art piece.  

Materials and tools provided.  Working with felt requires standing for long periods of time so wear comfortable shoes.  Please bring an apron if concerned about clothes getting wet.  Each person should bring a few hand or bath towels.  

 

Instructor: Jane Campbell
Enrollment: 6
Date:  Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 4 and Nov. 5  (2 days)
Time:  Sat:  9:00 am -- 4:00 pm (1 hour lunch)  and Sunday 1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Cost:   $165  (Materials included in course fee.)
Location:  Edwin Duncan Hall, Room 315

Registration will begin on the following dates and will remain open until the class fills or three working days before the class starts, whichever comes first:

  • FALL SESSION: August 10 at noon
  • SPRING SESSION: December 1 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION: May 1 at noon

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PLEASE NOTE: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begins.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until three working days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Teri Reddick at reddickct@appstate.edu to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Dacia Trethewey, craftenrichment@appstate.edu

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard, reichardef@appstate.edu

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Teri Reddick at 828-262-2530 or email Teri Reddick at reddickct@appstate.edu.

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056.    ods.appstate.edu

Copyright © 2003 Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program

 

Jane Campbell is a Watauga County native, who learned a variety of fiber arts skills from members of her family on their century-old farm and from our local crafting community.  She has loved and created textile handicrafts since she was a child, and created and taught fiber arts for over 30 years, including weaving, knitting, spinning, dyeing, and felting.  

Jane is passionate about our rich cultural heritage and community of the High Country “old ways” of life in creating fine handicrafts.  She has shared her expertise in fiber arts with children and adults at museums, heritage-day events, fairs, in classrooms, after-school programs, and workshops.  She is a member of the Blue Ridge Fiber Guild, is a Blue Ridge National Heritage Area traditional artist, a member of Bethany Lutheran Church’s fiber ministry, and has been involved with the Florence Thomas Art School since early 2011. Jane is a member of Hands Cooperative Gallery in Boone and of the “Village of Yesteryear” at the North Carolina State Fair, where she demonstrates felt making. 


PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until three working days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Teri Reddick at reddickct@appstate.edu to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Dacia Trethewey, craftenrichment@appstate.edu

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard, reichardef@appstate.edu

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Teri Reddick at 828-262-2530 or email Teri Reddick at reddickct@appstate.edu.

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056.    ods.appstate.edu

Copyright © 2003 Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program


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