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Traditional Felt Making with Raw Wool Processing

October 8 @ 9:00 am - October 9 @ 5:00 pm


Traditional Felt Making with Raw Wool Processing

Prin Van Gulden

Saturday, October 8th – Sunday, October 9th

9:00am – 5:00pm

Workshop Overview

In this workshop, students will learn the process of wet felting. Wet felting is a magical way to turn loose wool fibers into fabric without spinning, knitting or weaving. It is method employed in everything from making hats, slippers and warm boots to the felt homes of Central Asia. This ancient technique differs from “needle felting” and some other felting techniques in that wet felting relies only on the nature of the fibers, a little soap & water, and some elbow grease to make a beautiful rugged fabric.

Students will make bags using a resist method of felting that is applicable to all kinds of projects. Prin will discuss other felting methods and traditions of the craft while students work on projects.

Students will also learn about the process of preparing wool for feltmaking. For this workshop students will use carefully prepared fiber for projects, but will learn how to get from raw wool in all its messy glory to clean prepped fiber ready for feltmaking!

Skills + Techniques

Students will learn:

  • Supported wet felting
  • Using a resist in feltmaking
  • Carding wool (a preparation for felting, spinning & other wool crafts)
  • Washing wool


Prin Van Gulden

Tools + Materials

Students should bring:

  • All supplies and materials will be provided

Material Fee:

  • $30.00 paid at time of workshop


  • Please read our COVID-19 Policy prior to registering
  • We are honoring each instructor’s specific COVID-19 safety requests. For this workshop, your instructor reserves the right to require additional safety requirements depending on the state of the pandemic at the time of the workshop

Housing + Meals

Housing and meals will be available on-site in 2022. We will let all registered students know when housing registration is open. Spots will be first-come, first serve. The option to choose meals will be open to all students. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

275.00 / per student


7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, New Hampshire 03307

Call Us

(603) 435-7314


October 8 @ 9:00 am
October 9 @ 5:00 pm
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Sanborn Mills Farm
7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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