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Felted Slippers with Seattle Artist Flora Carlile-Kovacs

Felted Slippers with Seattle Artist Flora Carlile-Kovacs


Making a custom size, fitting pair of slippers is a great opportunity to learn how to make a 3-D object starting with a 2-D resist pattern. In this workshop you'll develop confidence in planning a project, estimating the shrinkage of the felt, and enlarging the pattern. You'll also learn about the different qualities of different types of sheep’s wool and how to choose and mix the right wools to get a strongly felted durable pair of slippers.

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

- notebook, pen/pencil for notes
- 2 hand towels- 2x2’ bubble wrap or rubber rug mat (small holes) 
- 2x2 cotton sheet (old cloth)
- sprinkler if you have one, to wet the felt
- 1 olive or coconut oil soap bar in a container
- 1 quart bowl for water (a large yogurt container)
- sharp and pointy scissors, tape measure, ruler
- (waterproof) apron if needed
- comfortable shoes

 Materials fee: $15 for 5 oz Bergschaf Wool

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