Jan 20 & 21
Sculpted Hats: Wet Felted Millinery Workshop (FULL)
w/Mikal Robinson $100
Working with Pacific Northwest grown wool roving and olive oil soap, each student will shape and create a custom felted hat. Learn how to make a hood pattern and felt in 3D using a wet resist. Blocking and shaping will be done with the assistance of a variety of unique hat molds to choose from. As well as your head. Make sure to bring dry extra clothes. This class will clean everything but potentially leave your sleeves and collar a little water logged. Olive oil soap makes this felting class a good choice for sensitive skin or allergies.
- Saturday 2-6p
- Sunday 12-4p
Location: Sou’wester Lodge Pavilion
Mikal Robinson is a queer alterly abled inspired felter, fiber artist, and educator. The lead instructor for Feral Felt and Wild Child Arts Education for over 17 years. Creating containers for shared learning and enthusiasm wherever they roam.
They have been sharing their love of hand crafts and honoring them as a fine art since childhood. Always encouraging people to remember the vital importance of supporting and maintaining our fibersheds.
Reminding us that clothing is the shelter we wear. A long known way to communicate visually and embody one’s culture and identity. Always an opportunity for adornment.
To learn more about their classes, workshops, camps, afterschool programs, hand hammered jewelry and fiber art check out www. feralfinearts.com