- Feb 10, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Using wool’s ability to felt to our advantage, we will braid wool roving, felt it and then coil and sew the braids into coasters in order to learn the techniques involved in making braided rugs. As part of the class, each student will learn about unique characteristics of wool. We will use the range of natural colored wool from my flock of registered Coopworth sheep to create one of a kind coasters. Those who finish quickly will have an opportunity to try out needle felting to further embellish and personalize their mug rugs.
Braided and felted roving rugs are thick and cozy and made with materials that will last a lifetime.
This class is suitable for ages 12 and up (ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult).
Registration closes Tuesday, February 6th. Sign up today!
Jane Hansen, fiber enthusiast, has been an avid knitter since early childhood. Over the last 20 years she has moved closer and closer to the source by raising her own sheep, making her own soap, learning to spin, card and felt wool.
Jane has a Masters degree in Architecture from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and worked as an Architect until 2000 when she and her husband decided to move to Northern Wisconsin and begin their adventure in sustainability and self sufficiency.
Jane was the coordinator of the Wisconsin Local Food Network from 2005 until 2015. She is a fellow of the Wisconsin Rural Leadership Program (Now Leadership Wisconsin ) Group XII (2006-2008).
Jane has taught knitting classes for 4-H youth and adults in addition conducting soap making and felted soap workshops.