Holiday Giftmaking Workshop: Felted Slippers

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10 am-4 pm

A Workshop with Claire Hitchcock Tilton


Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. For information on future sessions, sign up for our email newsletter.

Lynden is offering a series of holiday giftmaking workshops in November and December. They range from simple activities suitable for families with smaller children to more advanced workshops for adults. To enhance the celebratory spirit, we will have light refreshments available for participants. Whether you are making a gift for yourself or another, these workshops should provide a cheerful atmosphere for art making as we head into winter. To see a complete list of holiday giftmaking workshops, visit our Workshops page.

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 a pair of slippers: a perfect gift for a friend (or your own feet). After we finish the design phase, prepare for an arm workout, some splashing, and some miraculous shrinking: each slipper 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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