Felting Workshops at Fort Vancouver
The Friends of Fort Vancouver, a nonprofit organization that supports the educational mission of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, has announced five upcoming spring felting workshops, taught by artist Juneko Martinson.
Juneko Martinson is a featured artist in the Friends' Bookstore and Gallery in the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center. The shop carries a generous selection of her handmade "critters." Martinson is a recognized master artist in fiber art and she offers these wonderful workshops with kits included to develop or enhance personal skills with felting. Each workshop is a new adventure for participants ages 12 and up.
Martinson raises alpaca and sheep on a small farm in Brush Prairie, Washington, where she observes first-hand the habits and expressions of domestic and wild animals. Martinson processes wool and fibers on her small farm, carding and coloring them with natural dyes. The kits used in each class are designed and assembled by the artist.
The registration fee includes instruction and the fiber art kit for the selected project for the registered date. Registration is non-refundable and each registrant will receive a kit for that workshop. All of this spring's workshops are suitable for beginning felters, or more experienced felters.
Register in the Friends' Bookstore at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center or by calling (360) 816-6216. Payment is expected at the time of registration. Space is limited to 14 people per workshop.
- February 23: Lop-Eared Bunny
- March 9: Busy Beaver
- March 23: Stylish Bear
- April 6: Scottish Blacknose Sheep
- April 13: Pansy Brooch