Felting, Fiber, Friends

Eli Whitney Museum

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Vacation Program

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 9

Felting is an ancient art. It's so magical and important that its origins are the story of legends, saints, and heroes. Felting is ingenious in its simplicity. Fibers are soaked in water, thumped and thumped, and pressed into a fabric without weaving. Cultures all over the world have constructed clothing, shelter, and art from the wool of goats, camels, yaks, or llamas. Learn to transform wool into felt. (Come prepared to thump!) Then construct a small llama and his ranchero dressed with a felted blanket. Discover nature's ingenuity.

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