Felt, a non-woven textile created by combining loose wool, hot soapy water and agitation, is the oldest form of fabric known to humankind - pre-dating knitting and weaving. In this class, students will explore the vast possibilities embodied in raw wool by learning flat and sculptural wet felting techniques. Projects will include both functional and unique art pieces such as coasters, jewelry, vessels, and wall hangings. Beginning Feltmaking is for teachers who want to expand their skills, artists looking to learn new techniques and anyone who is interested in a hands-on, colorful and limitless art form. This class is designed for beginners but be prepared to work – feltmaking requires some hand strength and physical movement.
Snow Farm: The New England Craft
Program strive to make its programs accessible to all visitors and
participants. Individuals who have questions or would like to receive
additional information about accessibility at Snow Farm, should contact Mary Jo
Murphy, Executive Director and ADA Coordinator at 413-268-3101. At least
two weeks’ notice must be given when requesting special assistance so that we
may have time to accommodate needs.”