Wool as an Art Therapeutic Material or Felting Fherapy: “Carpet of Resources” Cover Image
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Шерсть как арт-терапевтический материал, или Фелт-терапия
Wool as an Art Therapeutic Material or Felting Fherapy: “Carpet of Resources”

Author(s): Olga Lanberg
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Preschool education, School education, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Inclusive Education / Inclusion, Sociology of Art
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: art-therapy; symbol; sheep’s wool; Carpet of resources; felting

Summary/Abstract: This paper discusses the possibility of using unspun sheep’s wool dyed in different shades as a medium of art-therapy and presents an exclusive technique called “Carpet of resources”. The basis of this technique is one of the ancient ways to create felt and felt carpets. The article describes the historical aspect of the origin of felting, legends accompanying its appearance, and the advantages of using it in the art therapeutic process. The “Carpet of resources” technique is described in details, as well as the experience of its use, the effects obtained in the course of it, a list of necessary materials, and restrictions on the use of this technique.

  • Issue Year: 88/2016
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 583-601
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Russian