The Felted Wool Blanket Master Class
is open for enrollment!
Want to try before you buy?
You can get a taste of the course with Joan's video,
"How to Find and Choose Good Sweaters" by indicating interest HERE.
What you receive in this course:
- Easy-to-follow videos plus instruction for all learning styles
- 20 lessons to take you from blank slate to fully completed blanket
- A bonus lesson on Appliqué Basics for more design ideas
- Access to Joan + a course Facebook group for questions and answers, input and feedback, and a community
- Access to all materials forever.
Have you been dreaming of making a blanket from wool sweaters but don't know where to begin?
Maybe you're afraid of ruining the sweaters, or you're hesitant that your blanket won't turn out to be full of the loveliness you imagine? I know all those feelings!
"I was glad to learn how to handle the wool. It's vastly different from cotton.
It wiggles and moves all over the place! Seeing the techniques Joan uses was really helpful." —Patti
"The best part of the class for me was the details. I sewed with felted sweaters
before taking the class, but I learned a lot and I now do some things differently.
I remember thinking, 'Ah, genius...' several times." —Linda C.
In the Felted Wool Blanket Master Class I will walk you step-by-step through the process of making a Green-Sheep style sweater blanket from upcycled wool sweaters. The class includes video and written instructions so you can choose your favorite learning mode.
In addition to teaching the mechanics of basic blanket-making, this course will help you think through and plan the design stage of your unique blanket using the sweater colors and textures you have available. (A heads-up: the design step is a little trickier than one might expect! Consider beginning with a smaller blanket while you learn and hone your skills.)
The course is self-paced. This course is broken down into very doable chunks, so you can pick up and put down your project as needed. Plus all materials are available indefinitely!
"I was totally surprised at how wonderful my blanket turned out, a testament
to Joan's organized way of instruction!" —Linda B.
"I love that Joan covered making the binding. I've done some blanket-making on my own
and have never tried this method. I also loved the challenge of doing some math!" —Stephanie
- Find and choose good sweaters
- Prepare the sweaters for felting
- Felt the sweaters
- Cut the sweaters for the blanket
- Design and lay out your blanket
- Prepare the layout for sewing
- Sew the blanket together
- Square the blanket and trim it
- Make the continuous bias binding
- Apply the bias binding
- Bonus material: A basic lesson in decorative appliqué techniques for the blanket top.
Ready to join?
Click "Enroll in Course" in the page header
Read more + find the payment plans at the foot of the page
Joan blends her knowledge and practice from 12 years in blanket-making and 22 years in occupational therapy to coach you to make your own felted wool sweater blanket. She'll walk you through each step comprehensively (occupational therapists are task-breakdown experts!). She'll also guide you on your path to express yourself in your work, beautifully.
Joan has made 150 keepsake art blankets from repurposed sweaters and has been blogging their stories since 2009 at greensheepstudio.com. Nearly half of her work is custom designs, for which she works closely with clients to create meaningful personalized gifts. Many of her blankets are Legacy Blankets, designed to commemorate the life and love of a family member who has passed on.
Joan sells her blankets online and at occasional art shows in the Chicago area.