In this class, you’ll learn 3 techniques to make wool dryer balls, an eco-friendly replacement for dryer sheets. You’ll use wool roving and wool yarn, with needle felting needles, felting pads, and finger guards. Balls will be felted through wet felting of roving, needle felting wool yarn, and needle felting wool roving. After shaping the balls, you’ll learn how to add decorative designs with more colored roving or wool yarn.
Andi Smith is a self taught “crazy crafter”, who learned her techniques through trail and error, consultations with knowledgable friends and books, and the occasional spectacular failure, followed by more successful attempts. She knits, sews, quilts, needle felts, embroiders, and makes whatever odd thing that pops into her head, including needle felted cartoon characters, hats that look like chickens, and quilts that look like stained glass windows. Her background in Art History, and past career as a retail store owner, combine a knowledge of traditional art and craft techniques with a “let’s get this made” spirit that encourages unorthodox methods.
Cost: $25 per student
The cost of this class includes studio time, access to all the equipment and tools in our studio, plus in-depth instruction, as well as the cost of materials and other necessities.
You can register for this class by following this link to our class registration page.