Wet Felted Handbag – Saturday, November 12 10AM-4PM
Instructor: Susanne Farrington
Location: First Baptist Church, Hamilton
Class Limited to 6 adults
MAD Art member $30/non-member $35
Create fabric by entangling hairs from sheep or other animals; just add warm soapy water, friction, and enough time for the project to gradually coalesce. Each participant will make a felt bag of colorful carded fleeces, resulting in a unique creation. All materials included. Participants bring a thick bath towel, small scissors, an apron and a lunch or snacks. Wear comfortable shoes for standing. For more information, call Susanne at 315-824-1106.
Susanne Farrington took a felting workshop with Jakobine Cordes in 2004 and has been doing it ever since, in cold weather, which is her off-season for pottery making. She likes the fact that felting is practical, employs simple tools and work space, and fleece can be obtained locally at no cost if one is willing to prepare it by cleaning and teasing it. Farrington makes felt hats, bags, and vests to sell, along with her pottery, at the Hamilton Farmers Market.