Unlocking The Wool: Sculptural Wet and Needle Felting

June 3, 2018 – June 9, 2018

Shana Kohnstamm

While wet felting wool fibers has been around for thousands of years, needle-felting as an art form is mere decades old. In this workshop students learn both techniques to create solid three-dimensional objects with an emphasis on form and color. Using wire, found objects and wool itself as armature, participants interested in creating dynamic sculpture explore their own designs. Wool varieties, tools, surface design and finishing techniques are covered. Needle-felters wanting to try wet-felting or vice versa are encouraged to attend though all skill levels are welcome. Note: Both techniques require repetitive arm and hand motion.


Shana Kohnstamm is an independent studio artist from Nashville, Tennessee. Trained as a painter, she attended a wet-felting workshop in 2010 that ignited a passion for making beautiful, strange and technically complex wool sculptures. Since then, her work has been featured in fiber arts publications, juried and invitational exhibitions and has garnered several awards in regional fine craft and sculptural art shows.

Shana Kohnstamm

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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