Wet wool felting

a 4 Part Series

with Cassandra Gunkel, PhD

Four Sessions 

Thursdays -

September 22 & 29, October 6 & 13, 2022
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Registration limited to 25

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Thank you to our sponsors Philadelphia Corporation for Aging and The Philadelphia Activity Fund.

Over 4 weeks, we will discover and manipulate raw wool to create two- and three-dimensional objects. The goal is to introduce raw wool as a format for discovering and expressing your creativity.

We will start small, using our hands only to manipulate and felt wool. By week 4 we will have completed a wearable beret.

Materials kits are available at no charge and will include wool harvested from Cassandra’s sheep, which is mill-cleaned and carded. The kit will include enough to do these projects and more. You will select a pick up time and location for your kit when you register.  

Other supplies to have on hand:

Gentle soap—baby soap, hand soap or liquid detergent

Towel—to cover and protect your surface

Place to allow your wool to dry flat

Warm water—to wet wool for felting, and to rinse the felted objects

Wool yarn scraps, if needed


Food coloring

Vinegar, ¼ cup

Cassandra Gunkel, PhD

Cassandra Stancil Gunkel, PhD, is a folklorist, textile artist and expert in material culture. She has curated numerous exhibits of quilts and textile arts. As a Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Teaching Artist, she designs and delivers arts curriculum for K-12 and adult populations. Her own art has been exhibited widely, including Allentown Art Museum, the African American Museum of Philadelphia, Mercer Museum, the Bucks County Visitors Center. and international exhibits at the International Print Center of New York, Arts Print Residence (Spain) and International Quilt Extravaganza (Oaks, PA).

Questions about class? Contact Jacqui Anderson @ janderson@ralstoncenter.org