ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Join us the day the before Mother’s Day!
In this hands-on workshop at West County Fiber Arts you will learn the process of making a felt rug: preparing the wool (picking & carding), layout, felting, fulling and trimming the surface to finish your creation. We use 100% local wool. Using natural or colored roving, you may add color and texture to create a rug that will be the center of attention in any room. For this project you will use about one pound of wool and learn the techniques to create this very strong, warm, non-woven cloth that is created by matting, condensing and pressing the fibers. It is labor intensive, but you will love the end result. All materials are included, but you may bring any special yarns, locks or roving of your choice to further embellish your rug.
We will have a potluck lunch, giving everyone time to socialize with the instructor and fellow students.
What to bring:
- Optional: yarn or locks or roving in a color of your choice
- Something to share for the potluck lunch
- Personal beverages and snacks
- Layered clothing for variations in weather
- Notebook and camera if desired
Heidi Harris is the founder of West County Fiber Arts. To learn more about her, please visit our Teachers page.
West County Fiber Arts is the studio of felt artist Heidi Harris, on a beautiful 1-acre property in rural Sonoma County, California. Classes will take place both indoors and in the garden.
If you are coming from out of town, overnight accommodations are plentiful in the vicinity — from nearby cottages and hotels to camping at the Russian River. See our Food & Lodging page for suggestions.