Portland, OR 2020 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

LeBrie Rich
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 19

Felted Beret


$ 160  

 

The beret is a good introduction to felted hats; its simple shape and iconic spike lend themselves to infinite variation. We will use wool roving and a plastic resist to make the beret with wet felting. You’ll learn how to calculate for shrinkage to make a beret that really fits. Then you’ll learn how to lay out the fiber in strategic layers and felt it into fabric using hot water and soap. Finally we’ll full (shrink) the beret down to size and block it for a professional finish.

Making a beret does not require a headblock or stiffeners, so after this class students will be able to make berets at home without special equipment. This class is best for those with some felting experience or scrappy beginners. Felting is physical and requires some stamina and upper arm strength.


Materials Fee $25 payable to instructor at beginning of class

Bring to Class:
If you are local, please bring two old bath towels and a sharp pair of scissors. Forego this supply if you’re traveling.
A waterproof apron can be helpful, as you might get a little wet in this class. (not required)
Some people like to bring a plastic bag to take the finished product home in because it will be a little wet. (not required)