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Felted Pillow Pads or Small Rug with Seattle Artist Flora

Felted Pillow Pads or Small Rug with Seattle Artist Flora


In Kyrgyzstan, when a daughter got married, her mother felted her a rug. Using their ancient
symbols she felted her best wishes and good luck into the rug that stayed with her daughter for
the rest of her life. As people of nomadic tribes in Kyrgyzstan felted their dreams and wishes in rugs, hoping they'll come true, we'll use my pre-felt inlay technique to make our own pillow pads/rugs holding our dreams.

Monday 10-4 and Tuesday 10-4
Come and join us for a two day workshop and learn
- about the traditional symbols of the rugs
- how to plan a powerful design
- how to make your own prefelt with color transitions
- how to turn the soft prefelt into a strong and durable pillow
- some tricks of the trade that make the felting process easier and the patterns safer,

and get rewarded with beautiful pieces you complete by the end of the class!

 List of materials and/or advance preparation required of students:

- notebook, pen/pencil for notes, 1 black sharpie
- 2 hand towels
- 3x6' bubble wrap (small bubbles) or rubber rug mat (small holes) (it can be taped from smaller pieces)
- 3x3' cotton sheet (old cloth)
- sprinkler if you have one, to wet the felt
- 1 quart container for soapy water (large yogurt container)
- 1 olive or coconut oil soap bar in a container
- sharp and pointy scissors
- 1 box of pins
- 3’ long ruler or stick
- sponge (to control water)
- (waterproof) apron if needed
- comfortable shoes
- camera

 Materials fee: $30 for 10 oz Bergschaf Wool

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