Required registrants not met. Rescheduled for the fall. Discount included for a same-day adult class.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bring your kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and neighbors’ kids to this fun “Bubble Hands” Wet Felting class with Lisa Jordan! Participants create a wet felted picture to take home.

In the wet felting process, hot water is applied to layers of animal hairs, while repeated agitation and compression causes the fibers to hook or weave together into a single piece of fabric.

Only certain types of fiber can be wet felted successfully. Most types of fleece, such as those taken from the alpaca or the Merino sheep, can be put through the wet felting process. One may also use mohair (goat), angora (rabbit), or hair from rodents such as beavers and muskrats.

These types of fiber are covered in tiny scales, similar to the scales found on a strand of human hair. Heat, motion, and moisture of the fleece causes the scales to open, while agitating them causes them to latch onto each other, creating felt. There is an alternative theory that the fibers wind around each other during felting. Plant fibers and synthetic fibers will not wet felt.

Class will be held from noon-1:30pm on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Please bring an old towel to use during the class (one for each child). Fee is $37 each, or $35 for members of the Center. Class will be held on the 2nd floor studio, which is only accessible via stairs. We are sorry for this limitation. Please contact us if you need accommodations or have questions or concerns.

Pre-registration required; call (218) 385-3339. (Must meet minimum number in order to hold class.)

Photos from Lil Fish Studios.

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