Tuesday, April 6, 2010

American Craft Council Show - Shibori Felting Demonstration by Renae Redenius

When: Saturday, April 17 from 3:45-4:30 pm
Where: American Craft Council Show - St Paul River Center, St. Paul, MN

Some of you might be familiar with Renae Redenius of Trigo on Etsy because of her great recycled monster coin purses. Renae loves designing things that make people laugh, but she also enjoys finding new ways to use old materials. One of those materials is wool. Whether the wool is hand knit, machine knit, or even store bought fabric, Renae has learned how to re-create the look and feel of these materials through the art of shibori felting.

Shibori felting originated in Japan. It is a felting method which uses small objects like buttons, beads, or pebbles to add texture to woolen materials before it is felted. The wool can also be folded and secured to create interesting accordion effects.

In her demonstration, Renae will give step-by-step instructions on the shibori felting method. She will also share ideas for different projects.