Prefelt Rug Class with Nomadic Design
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 3x5’) 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 two day workshop and learn
about the traditional symbols of the rugs
about various kinds of wool that felts 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 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!
Level of student experience required: all levels welcome
Creating a wet felted rug requires good physical condition.
Class Length: 24 hours (4 days)