Go green and support New England farms! Chris White will lead a weekend workshop on how to felt a durable, lasting rug for your home using selected wools from the Pioneer Valley and other small farms farther afield. We’ll be using beautiful, rich, hand-dyed wools and embellishments to decorate the background of natural sheep colors (brown, white or gray). Materials fees will vary depending on the size of the rug and type of wool used (approx. $85 for a 3′ x 4′ embellished rug). Rugmaking is a very physical process and participants should plan accordingly. Discount registration is offered for two people who would like to participate in the class as a team – great for couples or for friends who need a special wedding gift for a mutual acquaintance! Please note that while no prior experience is required, the workshop does require physical endurance.
Chris White is the owner of Magpie Designs Felting Studio and New England Felting Supply in western Massachusetts. After teaching for a number of years, she now concentrates on a few national courses and gives workshops for guilds and other groups. Chris has been felting professionally since 2001 and has worked in a variety of techniques with internationally known feltmakers. Founder of the Northeast Feltmakers Guild, she has also written about felt for various publications and served as guest curator for felt shows. She is the author of Uniquely Felt, (Storey, 2007).