Nuno-Felted Basket with Handle
(with Artist, Suzanne O'Brien)
Saturday, March 28th from 10:00am - 4:00pm
Looking for a new art form to try this year? Wet felting is the process by which wool, warm water, soap and agitation are used to create a non-woven felted fabric. These are the key ingredients for a highly creative afternoon! Expand your knowledge of the fiber arts while you create a beautiful wet felted basket with a built in handle.
Felting can be repetitive and labor intensive. Special felting tools will be available to try, and different rolling techniques/modifications will be discussed to ensure success for everyone. Felting can be wet and soapy at times. Students are asked to bring 2 old bath towels, wear appropriate clothing and be prepared to have some ‘good clean fun’.
Lunch is not supplied so please feel free to bring a bagged lunch, or something to snack on.
Suzanne O’Brien is a fiber artist and creates handmade wool felt gift items and accessories for her business, ‘ZanieCrafts’. She enjoys working with fine wool and silk fibers and uses the magical process of wet felting to make her ideas come to life. Suzanne learned the art of felt making while she was living abroad with her family in New Zealand. She enjoys creating with a lot of color, and likes to include reclaimed, recycled, and found items into her work whenever possible. Suzanne and her husband are Illinois natives, but are happy to call Western New York home.
Class Tuition: $75 + $25 Supplies = $100
Registration is required and seating is limited.
If you have any questions please call the Roycroft Campus at 716-655-0261 or email us.