Felting: History, Process
Tonya Utkina’s program at our January meeting was a clear and very interesting presentation that included some highlights of 8,000 years of felt making, the basic processes of wet and dry felting, the characteristics of fiber from different types of animals, and some examples of industrial as well as artistic uses for felt. She uses primarily merino wool in her felt pieces that range from elegant lace and ruffled scarves and vests to useful and sometimes playful accessories and items for home decor. The program was an excellent and inspiring introduction to the art of felting.
Tonya is shown wearing one of her attractive felted lace scarves and holding a container of cute felted acorn ornaments. Other photos include her lovely felted lace scarves, jewelry and an elegant felted small purse she created.Thanks for the photos, Lisa and Tonya!