Felting Workshop at the Museum of African Diaspora

kylewilliam's picture

Demetri Broxton, the Education Program Manager at the Museum of African Diaspora sent an email to us mentioning a felting workshop that is being held at their museum in San Francisco - if you're around next Saturday and are interested, I strongly suggest checking it out:

>The Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco is offering a
> felting class beginning next Saturday. It's not just felting, the
> participants will learn about and make a Felted Nkisi Sculpture,
> which is a Central African artform which is not well known in the
> United States.
> I'd like to get the word out to as many fiber artists and fiber
> lovers as possible. If you are amenable to helping us get the word
> out, I am attaching a pdf flyer below.

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MMario's picture

Sounds very interesting.

I'm a little bothered by the fact these are/were a form of religious artwork....and hope that the presentation is done with respect.

This conjures up disturbing visions of a museum in the Middle East offering classes in "Felt your own crucifix" or "Knit a medieval reliquary"

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

kylewilliam's picture

I don't know anything about them except that they are felted - I think they look a bit like voodoo dolls myself... but heck - it's an opportunity to learn felting, a bit of history, and to help support fiber culture in one way or another...

I'd go if I was in town but I'm not... just thought it was worth sharing :)

Happy Wednesday!



Bill's picture

Thanks for posting it Kyle, I'm tempted to take the class.