Mar. 9, 2010 at 3:28pm
Wearable Art Week!
What are we up to?
We've received lots of calls from you guys about this program so here's the skinny:
- Ongoing today through Sunday
- We are beading, creating felt and making beautiful butterfly rings
- No registration necessary
Beading...Necklaces, bracelets and rings...what will YOU create with all the beads?
In this picture, Lauren is stringing beads on her new bracelet. You can't see it but she has a matching necklace with a beautiful pattern!
Okay, this is cool. Did you know that felt is the oldest fabric known to mankind?
Well, I didn't until Alison told me:)
To make felt, you start with wool sheared from sheep. It has been washed and combed (called "carding") and then is sometimes dyed...like in this picture.
Wool fibers are covered with tiny scales (yuck!) and during the felting process these scales open and lock together. Using warm water, soap and lots of agitation, the fiber becomes interlocked and shrinks together.
These are four felt pieces that can now be manipulated into rings, bracelets, a purse...anything!