Workshop: Spinning and Felting
Saturday, July 18, 2015
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
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Join us this summer at the Wyckoff Farmhouse for a spinning and felting workshop. This workshop is part of a series of six workshops for adults (and teens) in what we’re calling “creative homesteading”. Get your hands dirty in the garden, experiment with natural dyes, learn about herbal medicine, preserve your harvest, and more at the oldest house in New York!
This workshop focuses on the process of cloth making from raw fleece and roving (cleaned, carded fleece) to yarn and felted fabrics. We will be spinning—both with a drop spindle as well as with a spinning wheel. We will be felting—both needle felting and water felting. We will be creating beads, patches, paintings, and creatures. If you can imagine it, you can felt it! During the workshop there will be discussions of the methods used throughout the history of cloth making. Be prepared to leave this class with something wonderful that you’ve made.
Advance (free) registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit wyckoffmuseum.org/workshops.