|Felting Handwork ECourse with Jennifer Tan of Syrendell
Completed Handwork Felting ECourse from Little Acorn Learning from Little Acorn Learning is now available for purchase for
you to work on at your own pace. Please note that this is a completed ecourse - after purchase you gain full access to all six
lessons that were posted in a private blog format.
Only $50 for access to entire five week session with lectures AND videos! (Was $80!)
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Felting is one of the most primitive textile arts. Its origin is unknown, but swatches of felt were discovered in Europe and Asia dating
as far back as the Bronze Age. Nomadic tribes had relied on felt's durabilty and versatility to make practical items such as blankets
and tents. Created by the massaging of wool fibers in a liquid medium, felt can be shaped into many useful and decorative items.
Legend has it that a Christian monk, who was trying to evade Roman soldiers, had found wool hanging from branches and put it
into his sandals. After some time, his sweat and water from stream beds as he ran, created felted socks! In the 19th century, during
the Industrial Revolution, felted bowler hats were very popular. A process that used mercuric nitrate to make the hats was
employed, but the poisonous fumes that the workers were constantly exposed to caused neurological symptoms, which may have
led to the expression "mad as a hatter."
Jennifer Tan, master fiber artist, in her five week felting course, guarantees you will neither have to become a fugitive of the Roman
Empire nor a lunatic ala Mad Hatter to enjoy the art of felting! She will introduce the techniques of wet felting and needle felting
where you will create beautiful projects with a wide array of applications. In her course, Jennifer will accompany her teaching with
Waldorf-inspired verses and songs. You will develop a love of this truly magnificent craft long after Jennifer's course is done. She
does not guarantee that your family will not go insane from the many felted items you will undoubtedly begin to create!
Week 1: What is felting? (wet, needle, felting sweaters, felting crochet/knit/woven items) Types of fibers and supplies. Carding
Week 2: Wetfelting - scarf
Week 3: Wetfelting - sculptural (balls, eggs)
Week 4: Needlefelting - landscapes
Week 5: Needlefelting - sculptural (fairies, animals)
Jennifer Tan, MA is a fiber artist, professional flutist, aromatherapist and educational consultatnt who leads workshops for parents
in the areas of Waldorf curriculum, homeschooling and handwork. Jennifer has 14 years of experience as a public school teacher,
school principal and university professor, and she has homeschooled her own three children in a Waldorf-inspired environment.
Jennifer enjoys leading teleseminars, writing eBooks and sharing her love of yarn with others! She may be reached through her
website www.syrendell.com, blog www.syrendell.blogspot.com, or on Facebook www.facebook.com/syrendell.
This ECourse is 'Work-As-You-Go' Each Week
with New Tutorials and Inspiration Posted Weekly for a
Duration of Five Weeks. You Check in When You Have Time. No Pressure, No Requirements - Just Suggestions.
Recommended but not Required Reading:
Felting, The Complete Guide
Little Felted Animals
More Magic Wool
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