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The Felted River Project

  • April 20, 2020
  • October 03, 2020
  • Textiles West




The Felted River Project

Help us create a community art installation that pairs our region's love of nature and your hope for tomorrow.

Felted wool is the oldest fabric created by humans. Isn't that cool? The process is easy and clean fun so it is great to do with just about any age or ability level.

We invite you to create a felted rock (or many rocks) for our community river celebrating our love of nature and the beautiful community of the Pikes Peak Region. 

Write a message, wish, dream or hope on your rock. Then gather your fibers and a rock and follow our video directions to create a felted rock.

What? you don't happen to have wool fiber handy? 

We can help with that....we have a lot!

Because we are still affected by COVID-19 we have set up a system for you to RSVP to participate in the project. After you register we will contact you with the dates and times you may pick up fibers at our North Academy location (meeting all social distance requirements)  and how many people you need fiber for.

You supply your own rock. We suggest nothing larger than 6" in any direction.

Want to make it an educational art opportunity? You can read more here or here! And, of course on Wikipedia. Maybe the kids can make a mini Yurt!

How about gift making? Mother's day is coming up. You can use the exact same process to felt soap. Felt up some special handmade soap from your local soap maker and you have a wonderful eco-friendly gift. 

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