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  • Felted Nkisi Workshop – Learn Needle Felting Techniques!

    May 4, 2010 by Britex Fabrics

    Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105. Session I - Sat. May 8, 2010, Session II -Sat. May 15, 2010, Session III - Sat. May 22, 2010. All classes are from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm and in the Education Center. Nkisi literally translates as "sacred medicine in the Kongo language of Central Africa. The term Nkisi is the general name for a variety of objects used throughout the Congo Basin and are thought to contain spiritual powers used for healing and protection. In this 3 day workshop, participants will learn needle felting techniques to create the structure for a felted Nkisi doll, as well as various methods to add decorative elements including healing charms and various African symbols in order to finish the Nkisi. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY & ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED. Workshop Series: $45/members $55/non-members OR Individual Session: $20/member $30/non-member

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