Kit & Video Tutorial: Wet Felted Hollow Vessel with Julia Barbee

Use carded wool roving to make a felt hollow vessel, filmed here at The Sou’wester.


The constraints of her autobiographical journey inform artist Julia Barbee’s subjects and material choices.  She has worked in wearables, performance, perfume, film, food, sculpture, social media, photography, and writing. She co-founded and curated a five-year running art event called Spaceness, which was awarded grant funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. She has an MFA in fiber, and has been working in Portland, Oregon for almost two decades where she lives with her husband and two children.

.8 oz combed and carded wool roving, a little cup of organic liquid soap, balloons, link to a 1.5-minute tutorial video

bowl for soapy water, towel, hot water

This project is geared for ages 10 and older, guided by an adult.  All skill levels welcome.

The video tutorial is 1.5 minutes in length. The project takes between 2-12 hours depending on how meticulous one wants to be.

Please purchase the kit in our Sou’wester Online Market and select “pickup”. The front desk staff will get your kit ready for you and place it in the market pickup area at the front desk just inside the door. You will get an email when your kit is ready for pickup, usually in 30 minutes or less. This email will include the link to the online video tutorial.

Kits are currently available for pick-up only. All items in the purchased kit are yours to use and take home with you.