Kathy Forzley

Surface Design & Dimension Using Prefelts


Take the mystery (and the guilt!) out of using prefelts to create surface design & dimension on felt. This  wet felting class focuses on surface design techniques using handmade and commercial prefelts, partial  felts, nuno prefelts and small felted pieces to create patterns and textural designs on a felt surface.  Students will learn to make their own prefelts and nuno prefelts as well as "upcycle" pieces of an old  project into something new! We will also be exploring embossing techniques using fabric overlays in  combination with prefelts to create interesting textural surfaces. Many different techniques will be  explored through sampling and creating finished projects using a neutral or monochrome color scheme  (black, white, greys, tans) with pops of color for accents.  

Day 1 - Making prefelts & nuno prefelts. Creating a journal cover using prefelts as surface design  elements.  

Day 2 - Using prefelts, nuno prefelts & overlays to create a small clutch bag.  

Day 3 - Using prefelts on silk to create a nuno felt scarf.  


Skill Level:  Intermediate skill level (or higher) is required.  
Please note: This class requires the handling of merino wool, use of mild soap (Dawn & Olive Oil soap)  and hand rolling for extended periods. Not recommended for persons with sensitive skin, upper body  restrictions or limited ability to stand for periods while rolling felt.  

Required Experience or Prior Knowledge:  Basic wet felting experience is required. 


Maximum enrollment10 students


Materials Fee:  $95.

All rolling equipment, watering devices, resists, rug pads, bubble wrap, soaps, etc. will be provided by  the instructor for students to use during the workshop. Wool fiber, commercial prefelt, cotton & silk  fabric and embellishments for the workshop will be included in the student materials kit. Materials fees  are paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.  

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