Upcoming Events » Felted Beads: Make Jewelry from Wool!

July 9, 2015 10:00 am
July 9, 2015 12:00 pm
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton St
Lowell, MA 01854
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Recommended ages: 8 – 12 years

Felting is the world’s oldest textile art. The craft of wool felting developed in prehistoric times, well before spinning and weaving. The wet wool fiber is pressed and pushed into shape by hand to produces a warm durable fabric. Wool felt was used (and still used today) to make pads and rugs, tents, coats, hats, and even shoes.Felted Beads

We will use soap and water and our hands to wet felt colorful beads from colored fleece, and string them to make a necklace or bracelet.

The teacher will demonstrate some designs that combine felted beads and other materials. Felted wool balls can also be used to decorate other textile craft projects.

Materials used and skills taught:

  • We will be using hot water and soap – bring an old shirt or apron to protect your clothing
  • Stringing beads and felted beads with string, yarn, or ribbon using darning or tapestry needles

Instructor: Cheryl Moreau, a volunteer at the American Museum of Textile History and an instructor at Boston Medical Center’s Cancer Support Knitting Group

Limited to 8 students.

– See more at: http://www.athm.org/museum_event/felted-beads-make-jewelry-from-wool/#sthash.0ioWprCE.dpuf

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