Wet-Felted Tea Cosy
Sunday October 20th
9:30 - 4:30
Instructor: Christianna Ferguson
Participants will have a chance to explore a variety of wet-felting techniques during this one day workshop. We will cover the basics of laying out fine merino wool and start the day by creating silk prefelt to use in the surface design of our tea cosies. We will also learn how to felt around a resist to create a seamless three dimensional form. This workshop is suitable individuals new to felting and also those with more experience.
Wet Felted Tea Cosy
Christianna takes the most simple of materials, wool, soap and water and transforms them into bold, unique and often complex textiles. Through the physical act of making felt her curiousity is continually sparked to explore the medium in new ways. Her work ranges from wearable pieces and costume to fine art, wall hangings and sculptural pieces. Often her work incorporates silk and three dimensional elements to enhance her individual surface designs. Teaching and creating community through the arts are also a meaningful part of her full-time studio practice in the village of Lakefield Ontario. Christianna’s work has bee featured in ‘The Uppercase Compendium of Craft’ 2015 and in ‘Worldwide Colours of Felt’ TextileLink, 2016 and Fibre Art Now Magazine Summer 2018, Summer 2019.