Felting wool is one of the oldest processes in the history of fabric making. Samples of felted textiles have been found that date back to 6500 BC. However this ancient practice is still used all over the world to create clothing, art and everyday objects. Mongolian nomads still make their homes (yurts) from felted fibers.
In the late 20th century artists like Joseph Beuys and Robert Morris used the medium of felt in their art practice. The use of this ecologically sound, low impact, sustainable material is gaining in popularity in contemporary art and fashion.
Join Brigid Mc Clean and Evy Richard from IMMA’s Visitor Engagement Team to learn the skills of felt making. Various felting techniques will be explored and you will have the opportunity to create your own felted object.
Due to the nature of this workshop, there will be a maximum number of 10 participants. Appropriate footwear and clothing are recommended as this will be take place outdoors.
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