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Join us for the Felted Telescope Hats Workshop event on Fri, Mar 01, 2024 at Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture!
Get ready to explore the fascinating world of felt telescoping hats. This in-person event is a unique opportunity to learn about the art of hat making and discover the versatility of felt telescoping hats.
During the event, you will learn techniques for designing and enlarging a 2-D pattern to obtain a 3-D shape with several options in the shaping. The final hat can have a spiral, telescope or rosette form.
Using fine merino wool it is possible to full a thin strong layer of felt that opens new possibilities in shaping a hat. You will learn how to lay down the wool to have a smooth color transition and explore how the directions of the wool fibers affects shrinkage rates and provides us with control in shaping the hat.
Level of experience required: beginner to advanced
This workshop is one of two opportunities to explore the art of felting. If you’re interested in learning how to create a Lightweight Nunofelt Scarf on Sat, Mar 02, 2024, be sure to explore our other events. While it’s not mandatory to sign up for both workshops, we highly encourage it.
About the Instructor:
The award winner of several wearable art shows, Flóra Carlile-Kovács is a professional felt artist born in Szeged, Hungary, now living and working in Seattle WA. In her work she incorporates two bodies of knowledge, the nomadic traditions and the urban, modern style of feltmaking. Coming from the European tradition of craftsmanship and quality, she is constantly experimenting with ways to improve not only the visual artistic aspect of her work, but also its physical integrity as a functional object appropriate for everyday use.
List of materials and/or advance preparation required of students:
– notebook, pen/pencil for notes
– sharpie- 2 hand towels
– 3×3’ bubble wrap – 3×3 cotton sheet (old cloth)- sprinkler if you have one, to wet the felt
– a sponge to control the extra water – 1 olive/coconut etc oil soap bar in a container- 1 quart bowl for water (a yogurt container will do)
– optional: bed risers for tables (4 for your table)
– scissors to cut plastic- sharp and pointy scissors to cut the felt- (waterproof) apron if needed- comfortable shoes