Time Travel with the Art of FELTmaking: Learn how to make FELT like a nomad, and translate it into a modern aesthetic.

The workshop will address the history and techniques of the traditional feltmaking process through discussion and images based on research and travels in Central Asia and Mongolia.

This workshop is intended for beginners and those with experience who are interested in a deeper understanding of the rich traditions surrounding the Universe of FELT.

Janice will also teach tips on how to document your work samples, and give you suggestions on what to try next with your newly found skills.

Wear clothes that may get wet. (A change of clothes is always recommended).

Please bring 4 bath size towels for water absorption.  

2014 Fiber Workshop

Time Travel with the Art of FELTmaking

Taught by Renowned Felt Artist:  Janice Arnold

Janice Arnold’s pursuit of innovative felting techniques brings this ancient art form into the present. Kyrgyz and Mongolian feltmakers and their traditions have profoundly influenced her work, which ranges from intricately executed small-scale pieces to elaborate, site- specific art installations. Through the inclusion of silk, linen and other natural fibers, she creates an incredible range of textiles – from supple and luminous to dense and resilient. www.JAFelt.com

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Click HERE to see Janice’s résuméWorkshop_files/Janice%20Resume.pdf

Saturday, October 11th:

9am - 5pm

The Workshop will be at:

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum

800 Riverview Drive

Winona, MN


Sunday, October 12th:

The Lecture will be at 1pm followed by a reception for Janice at 2:30pm


Anderson Center 

163 Tower View Dr.

Red Wing, MN

Questions?  Contact Jean - (507) 254-1737

Supply costs cover: 

PVC pipe - 16” long x 2” diameter

Wool and surface fibers for samples
Silk and Linen background fabrics for samples
Bubble wrap
Note-taking booklet with bibliography

(students may purchase books and extra fibers for an additional cost)


Workshop    $150.00

Supplies         $25.00

TOTAL  $175.00


The Workshop is SOLD OUT!  Thank you!