Saturday, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Instructor: Marcia Weinert
Skill Level: Beginner NOTE: Felting requires sustained, gentle effort for the length of class.
Cost: $55, $15 for materials
When wool is lightly layered over gauzy silk, the finished felt is incredibly durable, while retaining a luxurious drape. We’ll add surface elements for texture, and even leave silky windows in our work, to explore all the options that laminated (“nuno”) felt allows. Best of all, the silken underlayment will increase your confidence in success, whether you’re experimenting for the very first time or an advanced felter looking to stretch your skills!
Materials SuppliedMaterials fee of $15 will be collected by the teacher at the time of the class.
Supplies to BringAll supplies are provided.
Class SizeMinimum: 2, Maximum: 12
About the Instructor: Marcia Weinert
Marcia Weinert (who is “Undeniably Loopy!”) has been addicted to turning fluff into stuff ever since sneaking her 9-year-old daughter’s spindle and fiber after their first class together, over two decades ago! Her handspun skeins and original knitwear designs have taken top honors at some of America’s largest festivals, and her patterns appear in print. She teaches spinning, knitting, felting, and crochet in many outlets across the northeast.
“Curriculum” always plays second fiddle to students’ questions and needs, in Marcia’s classes. She strives to translate instruction into methods that best serve and make sense to the individual crafting each project, and encourages students to reach beyond any particular technique and into the arena of their own creativity.