Herd Afoot Felted Alpaca Rug

Here's an opportunity to see what can be made with raw alpaca fleece seconds. Alpaca breeder and fiber artist, Julie Verhelst, from Sunny Meade Alpacas, Ltd. will lead you in creating a unique needle felted rug to accent your home decor.

In this workshop you will be making a 23" x 30" rug from raw alpaca fiber, needle felted on to a burlap backing. The color of the rug will be what we call a "herd rug" featuring a random multi-colored fiber palette. You are welcome to bring washed raw fiber from your own herd to incorporate in to your rug as a personal touch.

No experience is required, you will be instructed on needle felting techniques and the use of the farm's needle felting machine.


Julie Verhelst

Friday • July 19 • Workshop

East Building
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost $110 • Limit 20