Felted Slippers (125-09-08-18)
Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Leslie Granbeck, Minneapolis-based feltmaker and instructor whose classes are full of color, creativity and adventure, www.fiberenvy.net
No experience necessary
Custom-made, cozy and warm, felted slippers are great for the colder months ahead!. Using fine, soft Corriedale wool provides long silky fibers that feel smooth next to your skin. Learn to layer colorful wool fibers over a custom pattern made from your own feet. Then, explore traditional wet felting techniques and transform the fibers into durable felted slippers. Perhaps you will want to decorate with a variety of plant fibers available such as bamboo, rose, corn and silk. You can even make them reversible! We’re on our feet a lot in felting classes, some physical stamina is needed. All supplies included to create and take home one pair of slippers.
BRING FROM HOME:2-3 hand towels, 2 old bath towels, sharp scissors, pair of flip flops (or similar) to wear between “fittings” and a plastic bag to carry home wet items.
SUGGESTED (OPTIONAL): apron, bag lunch as the Bee Center has no food options on-site.
Limit 12, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - Honey House
$99 member/$139 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies