I’ve gone to the magnificent Sew Expo in Puyallup before, but couldn’t pull it off this year… but if you’re going, don’t miss my friend Kathy Monaghan’s Felting for Young Crafters workshop, offered both Friday and Saturday. It’s suitable for anyone 10 and up and you’ll leave with three very cool finished projects – one using wet-felting, one using needle-felted applique, and one sculptural piece! Plus, if you are wearing anything handmade with Pendleton, you’ll get a surprise gift too.
I first met Kathy at the 2009 Oregon State Fair when I got to try felting at the Pendleton booth – it was really fun! I wrote more about it then, but here are a couple of my photos…
Each person got to choose from beautifully dyed hanks of Pendleton wool and spindles of yarn for their mini-felting adventure. I would absolutely love to take the whole class!
If you go:
Felting for Young Crafters taught by Kathy Monaghan of Pendleton
Friday (#3021B), 2:30 – 5:00 pm/Sunday (#3021D), 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Sew Expo, Puyallup, Washington
Kit includes: multi-needle felting tool, Pendleton carded wool, needle felting base, wool fabrics, wire armature, and instruction sheets ($20)