Event Details

ARTS at MAC
"3-D Wet Felting"
by Janis Merkle

Thursday, June 29, 2017
1:00 PM
Monroe Arts Center, WB&T Classroom-2nd Floor


 

Create a beautiful felt vessel in only four hours. Vessels are formed in one piece from wool fibers with optional surface embellishment using silk fibers. Instructor Janis Merkle will teach you how to build a vessel on a three-dimensional form using a wet felting process. The application of water, heat, and agitation causes the wool fibers to meld into a solid felt that holds its shape.

WHEN:
Thursday, June 29, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

WHERE:
Monroe Arts Center
1315 11th Street, Monroe, Wisconsin
WB&T Classroom, 2nd Floor

FEE:
$45 - Monroe Arts Center Members + $15 Supply Fee
$50 - Non-Members + $15 Supply Fee
Cash, check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) accepted

HOW TO REGISTER:
Deadline: 5:00 pm on Thursday, June 22, 2017
Class size is limited
Call 608-325-5700 or in person at the Monroe Arts Center office.

SUPPLY LIST:
The provided supplies includes wool roving and embellishment materials. If you wish to use your own wool, please contact the instructor in advance at primrosefiberarts@gmail.com to determine that your wool is suitable for a felt vessel.

Each student should bring the following items to class:
Small dishpan
Jar with a wide mouth
2 – 3 old towels
Spray bottle (minimum 16 oz capacity)


Janis Merkle, Instructor
After trying out many fiber arts, including devoting ten years to hand weaving, I discovered wet felting several years ago. The transformation of loose wool fiber into felt using only soapy water seemed magical. The process of wet felting involves an element of serendipity, which increases its appeal for me. I create one-of-a-kind scarves and decorative felt vessels under the name Primrose Fiber Arts.