Artful Felt at the Library, an Exhibit by the Madison Area Felters’ Guild
April 5 to May 30, 2022
View 50 original handmade items representing varied feltmaking techniques and uses of wool: two-dimensional landscapes and portraiture, textural wall hangings, three-dimensional vessels and sculptural objects. All are made from a variety of sheep’s wool using felting techniques that go back thousands of years to turn wool fleece into sturdy felt.
Attend demonstrations of various feltmaking methods by the exhibiting artists, participate in beginning felting classes and visit the Sequoya Squares interactive display to make your own art. Come away with an appreciation for how felted wool can be used to make art.
- April 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Felting Activity: Wool Blending & Bead Making for Kids
- April 15,10:00am - 12:00pm, Felting Class: Make a Potted Wool Succulent (registration required, starting 4/1)
- April 22, 10:00 - 11:00am, Felting Demonstration: From Sheep to Felt
- May 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Felting Activity: Wool Blending & Bead Making for Kids
- May 13, 2:00 - 4:00pm, Felting Class: Make a Needle-Felted “Critter” (registration required, starting 4/29)
- May 20, 10:00 - 11:00am, Felting Demonstration: Three-Dimensional Felted Vessels
Sequoya Squares: An Interactive Display of Felt
Apr 5 - May 30 during Library hours
Members of the Madison Area Felters’ Guild have collaborated on an interactive display of felted squares mounted on a magnetized board. Visitors are encouraged to rotate and rearrange the squares to create their own patterns and designs.
Meet the Artists Reception: May 6, 2:30 - 4:00pm
The Madison Area Felters' Guild provides a supportive community for felters to advance their skills, inspire their artistry working with fiber and educate others about the many forms of this fiber art. Contact them on Facebook @MadisonAreaFelters
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It’s a bit of magic to turn wool fleece into a free-standing vase or bowl. Felter Carol Cohen will demonstrate the basic method of felting wool with a focus on creating three-…
Learn basic needle-felting skills with whimsical felter Michelle Martin. Participants will learn how to use wool fiber and special felting needles to create a fanciful, three-…
You may be familiar with blending paint to make new colors, but you can do the same with wool fiber. Stop by the Sequoya Library kids area to learn how to make any color in the rainbow…
Come and meet the artists behind the amazing felted pieces on display at Sequoya Library from April 5-May 30! Be sure to stop by the Sequoya Squares interactive felt display to create your own…
Sheep owner and felter Terry Tackett will talk about raising sheep and shearing their fleece for use in making felt. She will show how raw wool is processed for use in different fiber…
Learn basic wet felting skills with professional felter Emily Graf. Starting with wool fiber, participants will learn how to make a flat piece of felt and then form it into an artful,…
You may be familiar with blending paint to make new colors, but you can do the same with wool fiber. Stop by Sequoya Library kids area to learn how to make any color in the rainbow…