We were thrilled to welcome fiber artists Beth Goldowitz and Sascha Ascher to lead our Felting and Fiber Arts Workshop last week! The workshop was extremely popular and filled to capacity within days of listing it online. Goldowitz and Ascher, who are affiliated with MFTA recipient Town Square, have been creating fiber art in New York for years.
As workshop participants streamed in, they perused Beth and Sascha’s examples of felted objects and other fiber arts while enjoying refreshments. Once everyone settled in, the artists introduced the basics of felting using a bar of soap! Some people grabbed bars while others opted for the challenge of felting an object found in the warehouse-everything from doorknobs to stones to holiday decorations became fantastic, brightly-colored felted art objects! For the second half of the workshop, participants either worked on small-scale felt art to hang on their wall or collaborated using a large-format felting machine to create a larger work that will be displayed at MFTA. Many thanks to everyone who came out to the workshop–especially those who support Friends of MFTA, our nonprofit partner which makes awesome events like these possible.
A very special thank you goes to the fiber artists Beth Goldowitz and Sascha Ascher who brought tremendous energy to MFTA’s studios and helped all participants create stunning art in only two hours!
To see more pictures from the Felting and Fiber Arts Workshop, click here.
To learn more about Friends of MFTA’s Third Thursday open studio workshop program, click here.