This is a two-part class, February 20th & 27th from 6pm - 8pm.
In this two-part felting series, students will dive into the basics of wet felting knitted textiles! We'll measure the laptop/device of your choosing to create a pattern for the cover which will be executed in session two. Students will select their sweater from the stash provided, and after deconstructing it, will test felt a small piece, which will serve as a closure strap for the completed project. Students will take home their deconstructed sweater and washing machine felt the pieces to bring back in session two.
In part two of this workshop, students will trim and apply the pattern created in session 1 to the new felted fabric pieces. We will assemble our laptop case, learn how to create a buttonhole and sew on a button (always a super useful skill!), add the closure strap and add hardware.
Handwoven straps and hardware will be available to purchase as extra add-ons, if desired, but not included!
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Ages: 16 years and up - no experience necessary!
Materials: All supplies are included.
Instructor: Tami Selph of Blubird Studio
Tami is a modern fiber artist, whose work merges traditional foundations with today’s textured techniques, and vibrant colorwork. She enjoys working with multiple fiber media, and is passionate about revitalizing and sparking new appreciation for the fiber arts through education, and inspiring and empowering a new generation of makers. She is known for Collaborweave, an interactive weaving project which encourages community participation and creative collaboration, and her work has received awards from NY Sheep and Wool.
NOTE: All classes require a minimum number of students to run. Please sign up in advance to help avoid cancellation due to low registration. In the case of a cancellation, you will be notified prior and receive a full refund. Please read our class policies.