Felt Area Rugs: Traditional Turkish Feltbeating


Instructor: Jo Hesse

All Levels

In this workshop students will make their own thick, fully functional felt area rug. The rug will be intricately patterned with geometric designs in the various colors of wool. Students will make their own prefelt and learn to “kick” the felt, with a dance-like rhythm that can be sustained for days on end. Jo will introduce a traditional no-waste design approach and guide students with improvisational composition. The majority of the workshop will take place on the floor, but the final day will be spent hand finishing the rug on a tabletop. Throughout the workshop Jo will discuss wool processing and purchasing, as well as rug care and cleaning instructions.

All supplies included with a supply fee.

Supply Fee: $25 per pound of wool used (expect to use between 1.5 and 3.5 lbs.)

Non-members $615 / Members $605 

More Info

Auburn, New York
Venue Info

Schweinfurth Art Center
205 Genesee St.
Auburn, NY 13021
United States