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Gettin' Batty With It: Art-Batt Tools & Techniques

Updated: Mar 12

Saturday 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Gettin' Batty With It: Art-Batt Tools & Techniques

Workshop Fee Per Student:

Early Bird $85 / Full Price $95

Total length of time: 3 hours

Instructor's Name: Liza Q. Wirtz

Instructor's Business: The Foldout Cat

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Description: What is an art batt? How might you make one? What can you do with it, and why would you want to? How does a dog comb come into the fiber-prep picture? And what in the world is a rolag? Come card with Q and learn answers to those questions–and more. Yes, we ARE batty for batts–and we think you will be as well! Students will leave with the basic skills needed to create art batts, knowledge of some handy creative-carding tools, and fibery clouds of various kinds designed using ingredients from the unique Foldout Cat Batt Buffet and created using hand cards, blending boards, and drum carders. 

Items Included: Use of instructor’s hand cards, blending boards, and drum carders and access to instructor’s Batt Buffet of Merino, Angelina, silk, bamboo, and other fibers to build several different batts. Blending boards will be available for sale during and at the close of the workshop.

Student Provides: No participant-provided materials required; instructor will provide all tools and materials. Students just need to bring their willingness to experiment and explore!

Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of fiber prep in general or carding in particular needed to take this workshop, which is open to all but geared towards the beginner.

Minimum Age of Participants: 12 - Students must be tall enough to reach the drum carders and to treat them with the care both student and carder deserve, and must be able to focus for the duration of the workshop.

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