Lace Felted Scarves
Scarves that are felted into almost gossamer lace! Very delicate and yet very strong.
This is a very "physical" class! Be sure and wear loose comfy clothes with tennis shoes. Non-slip shoes and no sandals, please. We will be rolling the felt in the matt four to five times. Each "roll" will be about 5 minutes in length
Cost of class: $35.00 plus a $5.00 supply fee. This assumes that you provide your own rolling mat, and wet-out cloth. If you do not have these supplies they can be purchased in the shop. This class will start around 10am and finish out by 3pm.
**Skills to bring to class: You must have had at least one of the other featherweight scarf felting class, because drafting skills and basic felt making will be understood in this class.
Supplies to bring to class:
1. Your rolling mat and wet-out cloth
3. A measuring tape (a yardstick is optional, but helpful)
4. A plastic squirt bottle. I like to use the water bottles that have the pull squirt top. An empty and rinsed clear dishwashing liquid bottle will do.
5. Two pantyhose legs
6. A plastic dish tub. One just large enough to hold your rinse water, and rinse your scarf.
7. 2 LARGE thirsty towels
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1. What makes a good lace felt?
2. How to select good lace felting wools
3. Wool anatomy under the microscope
4. How to sample for lace felting wools
PLANNING YOUR PROJECT, DYEING YOUR FIBERS
1. Mixing your wetting solution
2. Preparing your mat
1. Properly drafting your fibers
2. Directionality & considerations
4. Fringe considerations and options
5. Pay special attention to those edges
6. Proper wetting procedure
1. Rolling up, and mat rolling
2. How to test for initial bonding
3. How to manage those edges, spot felting
4. MORE rolling and TESTING, proper wetting
5. Techniques in fulling for lace effects
WET FINISHING TECHNIQUES