Wet Felting: the Play Dough of the Fiber World

A colorful felt landscape
A colorful lily pond scene
At left, a colorful landscape and pond. At right, purple flowers.

Date: April 14, 2018 (Spring Semester)
Medium: Fiber
Instructor: Therese Holt (email)
Skill Level: Beginner

“Felt is the play dough of the fiber world.” Wet felting is the oldest form of felting. Come learn, explore and discover what happens when you lay fibers together and use the wet felting technique to create your very own fiber art! Spend the day learning the technique of wet felting, also referred to as “felting painting.” Instead of painting with paints, you will be “painting with fibers.” Merino Wool is the main fiber used, along with other types of fibers to create a variety of textures and effects.

Tuition does not cover the cost of supplies and materials. Many of the workshops require you to bring specific materials or tools with you.

Supply List

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.

Students need to bring

  • 6 used large size towels (staining could occur)
  • 1 pair of sharp scissors
  • 2 dog grooming brushes (Instructor has some available to borrow, but if you are interested in continuing wet felting you will need these. Check any pet store, Krogers, Walmart or Dollar Store in the pet section. Cost: $3.00-$6.00 per brush)
  • Photograph(s) or some type of picture(s)/drawing(s) that will be used for reference when creating your fiber art work. Instructor will have some pictures on hand.

Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $35-50*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.

About the Instructor

Therese E. Holt was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1961. She received her B.F.A. in 1987 at the College of Mount St. Joseph with concentration in Fiber/Fabric Design.

Therese teaches Fiber Arts workshops. She enjoys sharing her passion with others interested in Fiber Arts. Therese sells her Fiber/Fabric art at venues including the Art Walk in Mt. Adams, the Hyde Park Square Art Show and the Art Affaire in Milford, Ohio.

New for 2018!

Reduced tuition for graduate workshops

Tuition for our graduate-level CraftSummer workshops is now significantly more affordable than in past years! Both Ohio and Non-Ohio students will pay only $280 per credit hour ($420 for a 1.5 credit hour course).
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