Functional Felting: A Workshop with Claire Hitchcock Tilton

February 19, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

A Workshop with Claire Hitchcock Tilton

functionalfelt_slipper

Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

This workshop is part of Fiber Fest, a month-long series of fiber offerings at Lynden. For more information, click here.

Wet felting transforms fluffy wisps of wool fibers into a durable, insulating textile. In this workshop we will use the process of wet felting to make functional three-dimensional objects: slippers or oven mitts. After we finish the design phase, prepare for an arm workout, some splashing, and some miraculous shrinking: your slipper or mitt will be reduced by a third as it becomes felt. No experience required. Aprons provided; please bring a towel and lunch.

About Claire Hitchcock Tilton

Claire Hitchcock Tilton is an artist, designer, and grower from Milwaukee. She works in many fine art and craft media from weaving and woodworking to painting and gardening. Hitchcock Tilton’s work explores the different ways the rural and urban landscapes affect her relationship to the land. She has studied weaving traditions with Navajo master craftswomen, and fibers, ceramics and woodworking at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She received a BFA in Integrated Studio Arts from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Hitchcock Tilton’s time is split between managing the grounds of the Lynden Sculpture Garden and working in her Milwaukee homestead and studio.


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