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Felt Bird Pods with Dawn Edwards

Felt Bird Pods with Dawn Edwards

Saturday, June 10, 2023 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) (EDT)


Come and enjoy a fun day of wet-felting as you create a felt bird pod which is sure to be a hit with your feathered friends. The bird pod will be made of naturally water repellant wool. Small birds such as Wrens, Nuthatches, and Chickadees will use them for shelter and/or nesting. 

This is a great introduction to 3D felting, employing the same techniques used in making hats, bags, slippers, etc. Watch as our flat felt pieces become three-dimensional.

Fee: $130 - includes the wool for the bird pod, embellishing fibers, reusable pattern, soap, written instructions, and use of instructor supplies. 

Skill Level for this Workshop: Suitable for all levels. We will be rolling our felt which requires some physical exertion. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes.

Students Materials List

    A sack lunch and beverage. We will break midway through the day to eat.

    3 old bath size towels.

    A container for water (a plastic beach pail or plastic mixing bowl is ideal). Bring your own or plastic bowls will be available for use.

    A laundry sprinkler or Ballbrause sprinkler if you have one (I will have several to share if not). 

    Sharp pointy scissors (Bring your own or scissors will be available for sharing)

    A wooden spoon or rubber spatula for shaping (Bring your own or some wooden spoons/spatulas will be made available)

Instructor: Dawn Edwards  

Dawn is a felt artist and tutor based in Plainwell, Michigan USA. She sells her work under the label ‘Felt So Right’ and teach 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’, the Russian magazine 'Felt Fashion'. I have had several works juried into Fiber Art Now’s Felt: Fiber Transformed including my felt vessel, ‘The Earth Beneath My Feet’ (2022 issue) and my ‘Blue Coral’ felt hat (2019 issue). Several of her beaded felt hats were chosen to appear in the International Feltmakers Association (IFA) 'Reconnect’ Exhibition'.

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Bower Center for the Arts
305 N. Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Saturday, June 10, 2023 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) (EDT)
Full day workshop. June 10, 10 am -4 pm
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