Sunday, June 05, 2011

Oil and Cotton - Creative Exchange

My scarf made out of prefelt

My new favorite thing is felting! I've been taking a series of felting classes at Oil and Cotton Creative Exchange in historic Oak Cliff in Dallas, TX. They have been fun, informative and great experiences. The more felting I do, the more I want to do! Lizzy Wetzel has taught the felting workshops last fall and this spring and they are really helping me get ready to teach felting in my classroom next year.

One classmate's fun dog portrait in felt

We've dyed wool, worked with prefelt, made thick felt, shaped felt into sculptural forms and more! The timing of today's play time couldn't be better because I'll be attending the Surface Design Association's Confluence conference in Minneapolis next week. One of my anticipated activities is a 5 day workshop to make a coptic style felted book. I can't wait! Anyway, Oil and Cotton offers LOTS of different kinds of classes for kids and adults. Check out their blog to find out more and sign up for classes and have some summer fun!

One of Lizzy's felted samples