JC03 Fabulous Felt Flower Fascinator with Dawn Edwards
In this fun hands-on workshop, we will transform Merino wool into beautiful felt flowers using just our hands, imagination, and a little soap and water. This magical process is called wet felting. From here, we will transform a foundation base (provided in your materials fee) into a lovely fascinator suitable to wear on your next special outing. What is a fascinator you ask? A fascinator is a fun and beautiful alternative to a hat, a headpiece that acts as an accent for the hair. Kate Middleton is frequently photographed wearing a fascinator, as it’s one of her favorite accessories. Proficiency Level: Suitable for all levels. Bring to Class: Bath sized towel. One pair of sharp scissors. Needle & thread for attaching your flowers to the fascinator base and a fine needle, thread and beads if you’d like to add beads to your flowers.
Class fee: $100.
Materials fee (payable to the instructor at the start of class): $20.
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 U.S. and internationally. Her felt art has appeared in numerous exhibitions, shows, magazines and books, most recently Australian Felt Magazine, and images and essay in the new Worldwide Colours of Felt by Ellen Bakker. Dawn also is the co-coordinator of the not-for-profit Felt United with over 6,000 members worldwide. For more information, see www.feltsoright.com.