xx-Sold Out-xx F02 Demystifying Resists in Feltmaking – Take Your Feltmaking to New Levels with 3-D Techniques with Patti Barker

Thursday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairgrounds – Dining Hall

Participants experience open, closed, layered and more types of resists while creating six mini projects. Discussion will include patternmaking for felted fashion. Skill level: Suitable for all. Be aware that felting is a vigorous physical activity and requires hand and arm strength and standing for long periods of time. Maximum number of students: 14.

Students should bring:

  • One 2’x 8’ rubber rug mat. Be sure to get the ones with small holes. You can get one online at Amazon. You can also try Walmart or Target.
  • One NEW 1-gallon garden sprayer. You can get them at Home Depot, Lowe’s, Ace Hardware or Walmart for around $15. Several people can share one sprayer OR you may bring a bucket and a ball browser.
  • Small bottle of Dawn dish soap (may be shared).
  • Sharp, full-sized scissors.
  • Four table risers. The black square ones are available at Walmart in the housewares department. They are actually bed risers sold in sets of 4 for around $10. These will help save your back from aching.
  • Your favorite pen to write notes on your instructions.
  • Two old towels that you don’t mind staining.
  • Camera to record your progress

Note: Wear loose-fitting clothing that you don’t mind getting wet…and/or bring an apron; wear comfortable shoes.

Class Code: F02 Class Fee: $110. Materials Fee: $50.

Patti Barker is an award-winning felt wear designer and teacher. She earned a BA in Studio Art at Western Washington University. All of her designs are produced with felted seams. The fabric and garment are created simultaneously. Patti lives in the San Juan Islands with her husband Rex and a parrot named Baby Huey.

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