Felted Wool Table Art

Fiber Arts

Felted Wool Table Art

Create a two-dimensional decorative table runner using the wet felting process.

Meeting Times
  1. Tue, 4/9/2024 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Tue, 4/9/2024


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Age 18+, No Prerequisite

Fiber Arts Studio

Surface Design, Free at BARN

Free at BARN is Made Possible Thanks to Support From:

Bainbridge Community Foundation


You'll create a 2D decorative table piece using the traditional method of wet felting. Felting is the interlocking of wool fiber, which results in shrinkage, which produces a resilient, shapeable fabric. You'll learn the basic skills of felting wool fiber with water, soap, heat, and friction.

These centerpieces are easy, quick, don't take a lot of special equipment, and make great gifts. Once you learn the felting process, you can create them at home.


Your table art will measure about 10" X 30" when finished.


A $20 materials fee, included in the cost of the class, will cover instructor-provided materials including:

  • Bubble wrap
  • Sheer sheet
  • Pool noodles
  • Pre-felt cut to size
  • Rovings (long bundles of fiber) in a variety of colors to choose from: one wool/silk blend, two contrasting colors

You need to bring:

  • Bowl or plastic tub about 8" wide X 5" deep
  • Absorbent, old bath-size towel
  • Old hand towel or washcloth
  • A section of old cotton sheet - 40" X 40"
  • Bar soap: Olive Oil or Dr. Bronner's Castile
  • Timer (timer on cell phone will work)
  • Optional: brause sprinkler (if you have one or want to purchase one prior to class)

Class Policies

Ages 18 and up are welcome (we'll work the entire class time).

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Jennifer Horner

Jennifer has a professional background in both clothing and jewelry design and creation. She entered Washington State University in Pullman in the clothing and textiles department, then transferred to the University of Washington two years later to earn a bachelor's degree in industrial design. As a student, she became interested in art jewelry and later made a career in fine jewelry as a goldsmith, designing for the production industry, and subsequently developed her own line of uniquely crafted studio jewelry. More recently, she renewed her interest in soft textiles and began creating forms in colorful, natural wool.

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