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Eastport

Felt Fest: Landscape/Pictoral Needle Felting

PLEASE NOTE: This session is full. To join a wait list and/or indicate interest in a future offering of this workshop, please email workshops@eastportartscenter.org.

Felt Fest: Landscape/Pictoral Needle Felting
Felt Fest: Landscape/Pictoral Needle Felting

Time & Location

Jul 09, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA

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About the event

PLEASE NOTE: This session is full. To join a wait list and/or indicate interest in a future offering of this workshop, please email workshops@eastportartscenter.org.

The second of five Felt Fest workshops, this session gets students started with the basics of the dry (needle) felting process, as they create an image of their choosing in wool fiber. The session may be paired with Sheet Felting at 9 am, where students will create a sheet of felt material to be the background of their image. Students may alternately make their image on a linen backing material.

Felting is a meditative and fascinating tactile process, and instructor Audra Christie has enjoyed exploring the huge range of applications of the medium. Her passion for fiber art has led her to felting hats and art objects, spinning yarn, and knitting and crocheting using wool from her own sheep. Her artwork explores ethics, craftsmanship, local culture, conviviality, and the essence of rural communities.

Both July 9 sessions are for ages 10 and up; students 8-10 may participate with an adult helper. The afternoon session is $20; the morning one is $15; students may attend both for $30. A sliding fee scale (pay what you can) is available by request. Space is limited; reserve below or by email to workshops@eastportartscenter.org. 

Felt Fest has been supported by the Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

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