Learn to felt wool Mar 14

Felting is an ancient art that uses wool and a few simple tools, such as water, to create a thick fabric that can be turned into useful objects as well as art. Learn the deceptively simple technique at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Wet Felting class at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 14. The class for adults and teens age 13 and older is free; all materials provided. Space is limited; registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, at the Calendar.

Instructor Shannon Crawford Barniskis has taught felting, knitting, beading, quilting, embroidery, paper-making, 3-D printing and a variety of other art and technical skills to all ages. She’s currently a doctoral candidate and lecturer who researches makerspaces.

The class will be held in the Idea Studio, the library’s makerspace and permanent do-it-yourself zone in the lower level with equipment to use for free and DIY programming. The Idea Studio is open 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. More information is available at www.fdlpl.org/ideastudio and on the studio’s Facebook and Instagram pages, found at Idea Studio FDLPL.

In the photo: An example - a book cover - of an item that can be made with handmade felt.

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