Creating felt balls is fun, a little messy and easy to do. Wool can be shaped and turned into balls that are used for Dryer Balls, Ornaments, Jewelry and for playing catch. We will explore two techniques for felting: Wet Felting and Needle Felting. Participants will make balls of various sizes that can be used decoratively or strung to be worn as a necklace. Felt balls make wonderful cat toys too. Felting needles are very sharp, requiring good dexterity when using them. Wool for felt making, felting needles, and tools for use in the workshop will be provided.
$30 per person. Materials Fee $7.50 for fiber and felting needle.
Additional Wool for felting will be available for purchase at $2.50/oz. after the workshop.
This class is led by nationally-admired natural fibers artist, Phylleri Ball.
“After 2 decades of raising sheep and goats, I now have the time to weave, knit and crochet with all their luscious fiber and yarn. In addition to hand-woven rugs, scarves, shawls, bags and knitted hats, I sell yarn, sheepskins, Angora hides and buttons that were produced at our Pennsylvania farm. The names of the animals that contributed their wool are listed on the tags of our farm-raised goods. Dyeing with acid dyes or natural dyes, I continue producing Hand-dyed yarn. Three Sisters Weaving is a dealer for Schacht weaving and spinning equipment, manufactured in Boulder, Colorado. Visit our booth at Colorado Arts and Fiber Festivals.”