Learn about different ways that wool can give your green thumb a boost.

That ‘waste’ wool – gunky fleece skirtings or clean post-processing leftovers – isn’t really waste!

Your plants can benefit from wool’s moisture-holding yet water-penetrable characteristics as it releases nutrients and slowly decomposes.

plants with wool mulch
Madder plants with wool mulch

Whether you have a vegetable garden, a perennial border, or pots on a porch, you’ll gain some practical tips you can use right away.

You will also try your hand at making loosely felted wool sheets for biodegradable transplant wrappers, DIY seedling pots or pot liners. You’ll go home with information AND wool to put to work in your garden.

Like gardening, this can be a wet and dirty job, so dress casually and consider bringing a waterproof apron.

Class will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2024, from 2 – 4 pm.

Instructor: Sharon Barnes

Class fee $25.  Register online and submit $10 via PayPal to reserve your spot. Bring the remaining $15 (cash, check, PayPal) to class.

Materials to bring:

  • Heavy rubber gloves (to protect hands from very hot water)
  • Apron/wear old clothes

Instructor will provide:

  • Wool
  • All supplies and materials

The location for all classes is the Fiber Arts Center of Wichita at 751 George Washington Boulevard.
Enter through the double door off Morris St. (south side of building).