Mon, Mar 20|
Prefelt Rug with Nomad Design In-Person Workshop
Prefelt Rug Workshop with Flóra Carlile-Kovács March 20 - 23, Mendocino, CA
Time & Location
Mar 20, 9:00 AM – Mar 23, 9:00 PM
Mendocino, 45200 Little Lake St, Mendocino, CA 95460, USA
About the Event
In Kyrgyzstan, when a daughter got married, her mother and her relatives felted her a rug. Using their ancient symbols they felted her best wishes and good luck into the rug that stayed with her for the rest of her life.
In this workshop, you’ll create a felted rug (approximately 3’ x 5’) with the instructor’s pre-felt technique, using either the several hundred-year-old symbols or creating your very own.
Come and join us for a four-day workshop and learn:
about the traditional symbols and techniques of the felted nomad rugs
about various kinds of wool that felts the best rugs
how to plan a powerful design
how to make your own prefelt with color transitions
how to construct and felt a large rug
how to shape and control nice edges on a large rug
how to turn the soft prefelt into a strong and durable felt
some small tricks of the trade that make the felting process easier and get rewarded with a beautiful felted rug you complete by the end of the class!