Date(s) - 03/07/20
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Gail Maraman
Supply fee to the instructor: $10.00 (includes all supplies, textiles and fiber)
Learn how to make a featherweight scarf that has a totally unique surface design. With wool felted onto a loosely woven fabric such as silk, the scarf takes on an “elephant Skin” texture. It can be worn throughout the year and will be a contemporary addition to any outfit. You will complete this scarf in a half-day workshop but will learn a technique that can be used for many future applications such as shawls, jackets and skirts.
Soon after learning how to manage a small sheep farm, I began experimenting with wool and felt, as well as a variety of dyeing techniques. Since then, I have been hooked on felting and consumed with designing and creating all things (from practical to whimsical) made of felt. Over the years, I have also enjoyed teaching felting to students of all ages. I have had the opportunity to present and teach felting classes at Columbus College of Art and Design, John C. Campbell Folk School, Miami CraftSummer, Sunbear Studios and Gallery, Shepherd’s Corner, fiber arts groups, community centers, and youth groups.