Students will learn how to wet felt wool into beautiful realistic poinsettia flowers and holly leaves and berries that can be combined as Holiday decorations or made into pins. We will be using soft, quick felting short fiber merino wool in luscious colors, aromatheraputic olive oil soap, warm water and some elbow grease. Students will learn how wet felt flower petals, leaves, and berries. Students will spend the first day learning how to create flower components and the second day on leaves, berries and construction. More complicated flowers forms techniques will be discussed. I cannot overstate the therapeutical and relaxing effects of wet felting and the satisfaction of recreating nature with wool. Bring to class: an old bath towel, VERY SHARP large and small scissors (I like Fiskars), notebook and pen for taking notes. Not required but if students have a Pink Clover needle pen please bring. I will have them available for sale for $14 and additional supplies & fleece.
Tuesday, Nov. 5-12, 6-9 p.m., 2 sessions
Course Fee: $65
Material Fee: $25,payable to instructor at first class (Materials kit will include fleece, basic wet felting tool kit, felting needles, foam block, soap and wire.)
Jennifer Field is a mixed media artist living in Eliot, Maine. She travels all over the country teaching and showing her glass beads, jewelry and felted sculptures. Her work incorporates needle and wet felted wool, lampworked glass, enameled metal and other mediums into whimsical sculptures and jewelry. Her subject matter is inspired by nature: Birds, animals and flowers are among her favorite forms. With a background as a toy, fabric, graphic and product designer and an illustrator and after 20+ years creating lampworked glass beads and metal jewelry, Jennifer discovered felting with wool and it has become her primary passion. Jennifer maintains a colorful dreamy studio at Salmon Falls Mills in Rollinsford, NH.