FL04 Felt Bird Pod with Dawn Edwards
Thursday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Shed #5 at Howard County Farm Heritage Museum
Come and enjoy a day of wet-felting as we create a felt bird pod that is sure to be a hit with your feathered friends. This birdhouse will be made of naturally water-repellent Bergschaf wool. Small birds, such as wrens, nuthatches, and chickadees will use the pods for shelter and nesting. Proficiency Level: Suitable for all. Bring to Class: 2-3 bath-sized towels; bubble wrap (2′ wide x 6′ long); soap; a plastic bucket or pail; sharp, pointy scissors, old pantyhose or t-shirt that can be cut up; ball brause or laundry-sprinkler bottle (instructor will have several to share); PVC pipe or pool noodle (pool noodle may be cut in half, as that is all you will need); bed risers to raise table to a comfortable working height (optional).
Class Fee: $100. Materials Fee: $25.
Dawn Edwards is a felt artist and tutor based in Plainwell, Michigan.
She sells her work under the label “Felt So Right” and teaches extensively within the United States and internationally. Dawn also is the co-coordinator of the not-for-profit group, Felt United, which currently has over 6,000 members world-wide. Dawn’s felt works have appeared in exhibitions, art shows, magazines and books, most recently having her felt pine cone hat featured on the cover of the Australian FELT Magazine (Issue 16), which included a feature article/tutorial on the pinecone hat, and a “Meet the Maker” article.