Adults and youth age 12-18 with a participating adult.
In this fun hands-on workshop, we will transform Merino wool top into beautiful felt flowers using just our hands, imagination, and a little soap and water. This magical process is called wet felting. We will attach beads and a pin back so that you may adorn a coat or hat. Each participant will leave with at least two. To participate in this class, please bring 2 bath sized towels and a fine needle for beading.
This one day workshop is instructed by artist Dawn Edwards. Dawn Edwards is a felt artist and tutor based in Plainwell, Michigan USA. She sells her work under the label ‘Felt So Right’ and teaches extensively within the USA and internationally. Her felt art has appeared in numerous exhibitions, shows, magazines and books, including Ellen Bakker's book Worldwide Colours of Felt, several issues of the Australian 'FELT' Magazine, the International Feltmakers Association ‘Felt Matters’ journal, the HGA journal ‘Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot’, and the felting magazine 'Felt Fashion'. Several of Dawn’s beaded felt hats appeared in the International Feltmakers ‘Reconnect’ Exhibition, and Dawn’s ‘The Earth Beneath My Feet” felt vessel (2022) and 'Blue Coral' felt hat (2019) were chosen to appear in ‘Fiber Art Now Felt: Fiber Transformed’. Dawn is a juried member of the Signature Artists’ Cooperative in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is also the co-coordinator of the not-for-profit group, 'Felt United', which currently has over 7,300 members, with the goal of uniting feltmakers from all around the world.