Students Supplies List:
· Merino wool tops…. dyed or undyed or both…One pound. If you are using dyed wool, you may want to divide it into 3 or 4 colors.
You can buy this at the time of the class. If you wish to pre-order, call us for a coupon code and we will have your order ready when you arrive.
Lightweight silk fabric: The 5 mm Habotai fabric yardage or silk scarf blanks, or the 8 mm Silk Chiffon Scarf Blanks would nuno-felt well.
· You may also find beautiful dyed silk gauze scarves which coordinate with the Living Felt Merino wool tops:
· If you wish to incorporate printed silks or beaded silks, which add a beautiful touch, I oftentimes purchase printed silk chiffon dresses and skirts, as well as beaded silk garments, at thrift and second hand shops. Be on the lookout and pick those gems up as you see them and bring them along.
· Embellishing fibers (optional, but add nice texture and sheen), such as beautifully dyed silk hankies, silk fibers, etc. Available at:
Do remember that you may have time to make more than one scarf depending upon the complexity of your piece so bring extra wool and silk fabric/scarf. Coordinating embellishing fibers (optional, but they add nice texture and sheen), such as: silk hankies, silk fibers, bamboo, viscose, linen fibers, etc.:
- Several old bath size or beach towels.
- Simple sewing kit to include scissors, needle and thread.
Dawn Edwards is a felt artist and tutor based in Plainwell, Michigan. She sells her work under the label ‘Felt So Right’ and teaches extensively within the USA and internationally. Dawn also is the co-coordinator of the not-for-profit group, 'Felt United', which currently has over 6,000 members world-wide.
Dawn’s felt works have appeared in exhibitions, art shows, magazines and books, most recently the 2018 Issue 18, and the 2017 Issue 16 of the Australian 'FELT' Magazine (which included her felt pine cone hat on the cover). Numerous images of Dawn’s hats, as well as an interview were featured in Issue 127, June 2017 of the International Feltmakers Association (IFA) ‘Felt Matters’ journal. Several images of Dawn's work, as well as a color essay, shared the pages of the new tri-lingual book published by Ellen Bakker/Textile-link, 'Worldwide Colours of Felt'.