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Felting The Entire Town of Mendocino and Summer Felting Classes

April 13, 2014

IMG_1248I’ve been meaning to felt the entire town of Mendocino for some time. I gave it a try last summer and wrapped felt around The Moose Cafe { the cafe is sadly gone forever } , Alegria Oceanveiw Inn and The Mendocino Art Center. Then I ran out of steam , or rather time and felt. The Mendocino Art Center was very interested in the idea of wrapping up the whole town so with their encouragement I will be going back this summer and feltbombing 20 businesses in an art installation called ” The Mendocino Crayon Box ” The plan is to wrap the pillars of all the businesses going down Main Street with handmade felt that I make and then dye into saturated colors. Thus turning the town into a crayon box !

It will be up from June 13 to Aug 16.

And you can participate !

IMG_1810Pillars in Mendocino looking naked. Waiting to be covered in felt .

I will be teaching a summer felting class in Mendocino called ” Great Big Felt ” on June 6, 7 and 8 which will be about making very large pieces of felt to be included in this unusual and experimental installation { As far as I know no one has done this before with felt] The class will cover felting big, felting on a grid, how to use color brilliantly and a little dyeing. It is at The Mendocino Art Center and there is more here on their website mendocinoartcenter.org.

Another way you can participate is to send me knitted crocheted or felted flowers to be tied on lattices around town I would need this by June 1. You can contact me about this at c.hoffberg@deepcolorstudio.com

Donate !

And yet another way is to contribute seed money ! I am funding this all myself and I am learning all about the modern ways of self funding. The Mendocino Art Center has set up a page where you can make a tax deductible donation of 25, 60. 120 or 500. That wonderful page is here.

Summer Felting  Classes at Deep Color Studio

If you would like to take a felting class at Deep Color Studio this summer I will be teaching a one day class Sat July 5 on ”¬† Painting with Felt , Fabric and Wool ” . The class will be 10 to 5 and is 100. We will be covering how to embed fabric into a felt piece, how to make marks with wool, prefelts and how to make a felt wrap. The class must be prepaid to enroll. Contact me at c.hoffberg@deepcolorstudio.com

Hope to see you this summer !

 

 

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