Bower Center for the Arts

Bower Center for the Arts

Fabulous Felt Flowers Workshop

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Bower Center for the Arts

Ages

13 - 18+ yrs

Dates

Sat, Aug 24, 2019

Time

1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

Location

305 N Bridge St, Bedford, VA 24523

Instructor

Dawn E.

Capacity

30 students


Class Experience

In this fun hands-on class, we will transform Merino wool roving/top into beautiful felt flowers using just our hands, imagination, and a little soap and water. This magical process is called wet felting. You may choose to wear your felt flower(s) to adorn a coat or hat by placing them on a pinback/brooch, or even or on a headband to wear on your next special outing.

Instructor: Dawn Edwards
Dawn Edwards is a felt artist and tutor based in Plainwell, Michigan. Dawn specializes in fun, out-of-the ordinary felt hats and sells her work under the label ‘Felt So Right’. She teaches extensively within the USA and internationally, including Australia, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Chile. Her felt art has appeared in numerous exhibitions, magazines and books, most recently ‘Worldwide Colours of Felt’ by Ellen Bakker/Textile-link, several articles and a cover of the Australian ‘Felt’ Magazine, and the International Feltmakers Association (IFA) journal, ‘Felt Matters’. Dawn is the co-coordinator of the not-for-profit ‘Felt United’, with over 7,000 members around the world. Felt United is celebrated internationally and annually on the first Saturday of October, with the goal of connecting feltmakers around the globe.

Instructor: Dawn Edwards
Dawn Edwards is a felt artist and tutor based in Plainwell, Michigan. Dawn specializes in fun, out-of-the-ordinary felt hats and sells her work under the label ‘Felt So Right’. She teaches extensively within the USA and internationally, including Australia, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Chile. Her felt art has appeared in numerous exhibitions, magazines and books, most recently ‘Worldwide Colours of Felt’ by Ellen Bakker/Textile-link, several articles and a cover of the Australian ‘Felt’ Magazine, and the International Feltmakers Association (IFA) journal, ‘Felt Matters’. Dawn is the co-coordinator of the not-for-profit ‘Felt United’, with over 7,000 members around the world. Felt United is celebrated internationally and annually on the first Saturday of October, with the goal of connecting feltmakers around the globe.

Notes

Students will need to bring:
2 bath sized towels
1 pair sharp scissors
Plastic bucket or container for water.
Roll of bubble wrap with small bubbles (Minimum width of 12 inches x6 ft. length (available at all dollar stores for just $1)


Location

Bower Center for the Arts

305 N Bridge St, Bedford, VA 24523