Felted Clutch Purse - $35

Saturday, April 30th, 1-4p

Guest Instructor: Jan Falk

In this workshop, students will learn the basics of wet felting with a resist to create a seamless clutch purse with a flap.  If you have a yarn or two of a special art yarn or a few yards of leftover wool yarns from other projects, bring these along to customize the surface design on your bag!  This class does require some upper body strength, but is a lot of fun.

Prerequisites: None!

Supplies:

  • Supplies will be provided, but students should bring an old hand towel and a produce-sized plastic bag; there will be a $15 materials fee to be paid to the instructor the day of class

Instructor Bio:  Jan Falk is an artist, art teacher, and life-long learner.  After dabbling in a variety of textile media for years, she stumbled upon needle felting, then taught herself a little about wet felting.  She has been working using wet felting as her primary medium for the past 8 or 9 years.  She experiments with some of felt's many forms and enjoys its surprises.  She loves adding beads and other materials to felt, which can complement it well.  Jan teaches and continues to take felting workshops in Milwaukee and beyond, she shows her work in Southeastern Wisconsin, and has had pieces in juried exhibits.