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Wet Felted Flower Class – CANCELED

May 14 @ 10:00 am 2:30 pm

We’re sorry, due to low enrollment, this class has been canceled. We will try to reschedule a felting class for Fall 2022 or Spring 2023.

Students will learn the fundamentals in fiber selection, design layout, and technique for three dimensional shaping and joint connections while making their own wet felted flower lariat with hand-dyed fibers prepared by the instructor. 

Be advised there may be periods of standing, and felting requires some physical exertion. Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended.

Skill Level:  All levels welcome.

Supplies:  Please bring  three or four old towels, a small bucket, spray bottle for soapy water, and pen/paper. All other materials and felting supplies will be provided.

Lunch: Please bring along a bag lunch and drink for yourself. 

Cost: $80 members, $90 non-members.  Class size is limited to 10 students.

COVID:  Masks must be worn in the Ruritan Club.

Questions:  Email programs@cvfg.org.

About Deborah: Local textile artist Deborah Faye Watson creates traditional hand felted designs as they were  made in the years past, utilizing wool from her small flock of Romney and Lincoln sheep, mohair from her goats,  and other fibers she carefully sources nationally and internationally. Hand felting wool, an ancient craft thought  to be one of the earliest textile forms, is a labor-intensive method of first washing the wool, carding it, and then  layering the wool for thickness. Hot water and soap are added to the layers of wool, and intensive agitation  completes the felting process. 

Deborah also uses Nuno felting, a modern technique based on the traditional craft, to create her designs. This  is done by layering wool and other fibers over an established fabric, most often either silk, cotton, or another  loosely woven material, and then felting them together.  Each of her one of a kind Art-to-Wear pieces is created by hand dyeing her materials, laying them out to  create the pattern she has determined, and then felting the piece into its final design.  

A self-taught fiber artist, Deborah has refined her craft and has exhibited in Juried Traditional Craft shows  throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast over the past 20 years.

Visit her website:  https://deborahfayewatson.com/home