Felting is like 3D printing, but with layers of wool fibers. Cecilia Ho of FELTasticFashion will demonstrate the felting process and offer Felting DIY Kits, Make & Take mini-needle felting project and a hands-on community coloring project at the 2016 Charlotte Mini Maker Faire.
Discover how a felting needle turns wool into seamless piece of felt fabric to achieve a colorful wool painting, or transforms into 3D wool sculpture by matting, condensing, and pressing fibers together without the use of water.
FELTasticFashion uses wool roving from New Zealand Corriedale sheep. Visitors are encouraged to touch some of the finished felted creations and feel how the solid wool fibers can turn into something that can be stronger than steel wires.
Long after the abacus but half a century before the TI-81 came the Curta, a hand-held mechanical calculator that could add, subtract, multiply and divide with the turn of a crank. Once considered the best portable calculator, Curtas were displaced by electronic calculators in the 1970s and became popular collectibles that still work smoothly today.
Marcus Wu, a software engineer and 3D printing enthusiast from Belmont, N.C., will present a 3D printed, enlarged replica of the Curta at the 2016 Charlotte Mini Maker Faire. His version of the Type I Curta has more than 600 parts and has taken more than six months to complete but features a distinct Curta crank sound.
Posted onMay 20, 2016|Comments Off on The Maker Faire is returning to the Queen City!
The second annual Charlotte Mini Maker Faire will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016, at Discovery Place from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Call for Makers will open in June as we begin our search for the innovative and interactive exhibitors, workshop leaders and performers to share their talents with the Charlotte area at this one-of-a-kind event.
We are so excited to host this one-day celebration of creative making for another year! Planning is in the early stages, so watch this space for more details in the coming weeks.
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