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Handwork ECourse from Little Acorn Learning
Felting – 5 Weeks – SALE TODAY ONLY $50 (Regular Price $80!)
Instructor: Jennifer Tan, MA from Syrendell
**Now Enrolling** – 5 Week ECourse Begins May 9, 2011
**This sale completed on 5/5/11**
As a bonus for enrolling in the Felting Handwork E-Course, Cedar Ring Circle Waldorf Supply Co-op is offering a special co-op trial. Class participants are invited to get their crafting off to a great start and participate in a special discount fiber order with the co-op, including roving, yarns, and tools.
Make time for yourself with this easy to follow five week ecourse led by Jennifer Tan of Syrendell. The lessons are posted once per week but you can look an them and work on the projects whenever you wish. They will be fully accessible to you long-term. Work with us or independently!
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 durability 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 fibers.
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 consultant 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
Felting Supplies Are Needed – A Detailed List will Be Sent to You Upon Registration