- Mar 11 2023
- 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
311DL: Needle Felted Wool Hat with Denise Lawless
Let’s make a hat together!. Students will experience a easy, relaxed way to fashion a needle felted hat. The session takes about three hours and allows students to remain seated most of the time. There will be a variety wool packets and colors to choose from. Students will learn about different types of wool and fibers, how to turn loose wool into felt, how to needle felt, shape and design a hat. Adding embellishments ( as seen here) are an option students may finish at home after the hat has dried completely.
Students are required to bring an absorbent bath size towel.
I am a nature lover who enjoys exploring and creating art from nature. After moving to the area 46 years ago, I learned to weave baskets. I made and sold baskets and woven sculptures at shows in NC, FL,OH and VA. The last woven sculpture I created hangs in the McFarland Publishing Co building.
I worked at Summit Support Services for 40 years. As the Executive Director I wrote grants and oversaw the creation of the STEP Day Program in Jefferson. At that time Summit operated a restaurant, and sold the crafts made by the Intellectually Disable clients. I really enjoyed assisting the clients in creating their own micro businesses.
After retiring, I took many classes at Florence Art School and learned how to work with wool, felting hats, scarfs and rug hooking. This is now my passion! Wool is a natural product derived from the sheared hair of various animals. It is so fascinating to me to agitate wool with water and soap to make fabric! Making art with natural fibers, working with my hands and imagination, transforming them into things of beauty brings me, and I hope others, joy.
I have always enjoyed sharing my time and information. I am a strong believer in Mudita...Cultivating an inner spring of joy for others success. I hope you will enjoy this class and the process of making a hat with me.