I started felting back in 2004 focusing mainly on jewelry. However, the past two Monday nights I've been teaching how to make a flat fiber collage using wool, water, soap and some found materials. The workshops were at the Honeywell Center. It's been a blast and the class participants have been awesome! I heard so many of them say, "this is fun!" It is fun to make sudsy messes and end up with art. More playing equals less stress---all you have to do is find the time, right?
I brought in a bag of wool in all different colors. I loved watching people hunt and peck through it.
The next step is to lay out your wool design. It's really an easy project. Last year I taught around 700 kids, ages 3rd grade through high school, how to felt through my artist in residency programs at the Honeywell Center. We talked about what an ancient process it is and how they found felt on mummies and such. Kids love it.
I added a little warm water and soap and away they went agitating...
RINSE. EMBELLISH. STITCH. SMILE.
LAUGH with your friends, new and old, while you create....and then go home. It makes me happy to see them happy!