Nov 8, 2023 - November 12, 2023

Felt Area Rugs: Traditional Turkish Felt Beating

Taught by: Jo Hesse

Workshop Fee: $600.00

In this 5-day workshop students will make their own thick, fully functional felt area rug. The rug will be intricately patterned with geometric designs in the various natural colors of undyed wool. Students will make their own prefelt and learn to “kick” the felt, with a dance-like rhythm that can be sustained for days on end. Jo will introduce a traditional no-waste design approach and guide students with improvisational composition. The majority of the workshop will take place on the floor, but the final day will be spent hand finishing the rug on a tabletop. Throughout the workshop Jo will discuss wool processing and purchasing, as well rug care and cleaning instructions. All experience levels are welcome, and no prior felt making experience is necessary to participate. All workshops run from 9AM- 5PM with an hour for lunch in the middle of the day.

Materials Fee: $25 per pound of wool used (expect to use between 1.5 and 3.5 lbs.) Paid at time of workshop.

Overview and Supply List

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