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Making a Felted Rug - Fall 2022 Handworks Festival

  • 16 Nov 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • ArtWaves
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Making a Felted Rug


Wednesday, November 16th 


Special Festival Registration Fee: $30 (includes all materials) 

In this 4 hour hands-on workshop we will make a small 18"x 24" wet felted rug, tapestry, or a cushion using one of the world’s oldest textiles - sheep's wool. 

Here’s where you learn the process - 

We will begin by teasing raw, recently sheared, lovely  fleeces and begin laying out the design with the dyed fleece. So many colors and possibilities, oh so much fun. 

Then we will complete the lay out and start felting with soap, agitation and hot water. 

Finally we will full (firm the felt) with vigorous rolling and embellish with stitches and or needlefelting as desired. 

This could be a good project to do with a friend! Nothing like creating something cozy, and sturdy. All materials, aprons and gear included, with step by step instructions. I look forward to felting with you! 

The rugs in the photo on the right were made many years ago by my kids, have been loved by dogs, cats and guinea pigs and washed a few times.

About the Instructor: Liz Cutler

"My paintings are inspired by a spark, something that wows me or quietly invites me to linger. I love capturing what transports me to being right there, to share and return to spectacular moments."

Liz is a founder (2013) of ArtWaves, where she continues her practice through figure drawing, teaching, workshops, conversational critiques and working in her personal studio at the Bar Harbor Municipal building. Her artwork is expressed in a variety of media primarily oil painting, including glass, fiber and printmaking. She graduated with a Painting from Swain School of Design including a year at Worcester Art Museum School and Boston Museum of Fine Arts and recently a Masters from Heartwood College of Art. Liz is a member of the American Society of Marine Artists​, Fiber Arts Network and Maine Crafts Association. You can see more about Liz and her art at her website: Liz 

Your tax-deductible donations help support ArtWaves, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to make art accessible to the Mount Desert Island and surrounding communities.
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