Presenter: Amy Walker
Traditional felt making was a community activity. This free hands-on wet felting demonstration can involve anyone—no experience required! Participants can add different colours of wool roving and silk fibres to the layout and then felt the piece. Come and see the transformation from fluffy layout to felted fabric. People can also take turns rolling the finished pieces.
Amy ‘Biker’ Walker is a self-propelled maker who has a special interest in doing it together with her mobile arts and crafts business, Makemobile. Trained as a craftsperson/designer at Sheridan College’s School of Crafts and Design in Ontario, Amy has experimented with drawing, producing a magazine, Momentum, and book, On Bicycles, about the new bike culture.
Amy then shifted gears to focus on what turns her own crank: craft and art. She has spent the last five years using natural materials (wool, silk, cotton, linen, etc.) to make textiles, hats, handmade garments and accessories while honing her skills as a facilitator. With Makemobile, a pedal-powered arts and crafts studio, she designs collaborative, hands-on activities that bring people together and create connections.