Felt United Workshop at The Elling House

The Elling House will celebrate the 3rd annual International Day of Felt – “Felt United” on Oct. 1, 2011. The goal of Felt United is to connect felt makers around the world to help raise awareness of felt and the properties of wool and other fibers. Felt is mans oldest known textile, made from natural fibers, water, soap and agitation. This process has produced non-woven fabrics for shelter, personal warmth, and creative expression. This October The Elling House in Virginia City, Mt will participate in the global event to create a whimsical felted rug using this years color palate of Red – Purple – Blue. Fiber instructor Kim Miller, a felter for over 10 years, will join others to let our imaginations flow and build a wool rug, which will be raffled off to help support The Elling House Arts and Humanities Center. If you ever wanted to work (or learn) the process of felting, please join us on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 9:00 to 4:30p.m. To learn more you can visit Felt United at feltunited.com and also visit the Elling House Arts & Humanities Center at ellinghouse.org. Felting space is limited to twelve participants so early registration is required. This is a free workshop, and lunch will be provided for $5.
For information, contact Toni James at 843- 5454, evenings at 843-5507 or email info@ellinghouse.org. The Elling House Arts and Humanities Center is located at 404 E Idaho St above the Virginia City Fire Station in Virginia City, MT.

Spirit Stories at The Elling House

On Saturday, Oct. 8th at 7 p.m., Ellen Baumler, author of the award-winning Beyond Spirit Tailings and numerous other books, takes you on a thought-provoking journey into Montana’s darker places. Interpretive historian at the Montana Historical Society, Ellen is renowned for her storytelling. She weaves real history with contemporary events that show how ghosts of the past sometimes reveal themselves in the present. Shiver at stories from across the state as well local tales including the “spirited” activities of the Elling House. You be looking over your shoulder all the way home!
Made possible by a grant awarded from Humanities Montana. For information, contact Toni James at 843- 5454, evenings at 843-5507 or email info@ellinghouse.org. The Elling House Arts and Humanities Center is located at 404 E Idaho St above the Virginia City Fire Station in Virginia City, MT.