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Wet Felting Intro Mini-Class

Sunday, April 23, 2017  10pm – 1pm (Followed by needle felting mini-intro)
Thursday, June 1, 2017  6:30pm – 9:30pm
Tuesday, September 19, 2017  7pm – 10pm

Spend a 3 hours learning the basics of wet-felting techniques, including a bit of felting history, how to lay out a sheet of fibre and learn about pre-felt. This workshop is a great primer to get you started and inspired. You will also have the chance to see many completed samples of what is possible with felting.

Felting has been used as therapeutic art exercise in many European countries – many motions are necessary to create felt – handling delicate pieces of natural sheep wool, laying it down delicately, beginning the felting process by sprinkling it with water, gently massaging it and increasing the handling of it until you use all your strength to fully finish the felt.

This is a perfect parent and child workshop (minimum age 6).

Skills required: The ability to move your hands in a circular motion and to pinch your fingers.

Cost: $55 (Incl. HST)/person or bring a friend/child for $100 (max 6 students)
Includes all materials – wool to complete a piece of felt and the use of all helpful tools. There is also extra wool available for purchase if you like to work on goodies at home.

One-on-One Workshop: Dates don’t work? Book yourself a private intro to feltmaking workshop for $100(Incl. HST)or bring along a friend for a semi-private workshop for $75/each (Incl. HST)

Please bring: it’s always a good idea to bring a note-pad and pen.

Wet Felting Garment Intensive- 4-Day Workshop – Semi-Private – 2 Students only

Thursday-Sunday, March 23 – 26, 2017 10am – 6pm
Thursday-Sunday, May 4 – 7 2017 10am – 6pm

felted garmentLearn to felt a tunic or simple top, based on garment you love to wear. This workshop is perfect if you have basic wet-felting skills, but even a beginner can make a garment. We will use either nuno-felting for a light flowing garment or commercial pre-felt for a heavier weight top, 18micron merino roving and silk fibres. Locks can also be included. We will discuss colour theory, drafting your own pattern, calculating shrinkage, surface textures, working with wool batt for large areas.

Skills required: The ability to move your hands in a circular motion and to pinch your fingers.

Cost: $450 (Incl. HST)/person (max 2 students)
Includes all materials – materials to complete your top and the use of all helpful felting tools. There is also extra wool available for purchase.

Material Costs: Nuno Dress: $75 – $95 (depending on white or black silk gauze)  Pre-felt Dress: $80 +/-

One-on-One Workshop: Dates don’t work? Book yourself a private garment feltmaking workshop for $600(Incl. HST)or bring along a friend for a semi-private workshop for $450/each (Incl. HST) – this workshop can be broken out into two sessions of two days each, or 2 times 1 day, and then 2 consecutive days.

 

Wet Felting Skill-Building Classes – Working with Resist – Make a Bag

Sunday, June 3, 2017  10am – 6pm

Once you know the basics of wet felting, the fun begins! By learning how to create seamless shapes your imagination is the limit of whfelting-bagat you can create. In this full-day workshop, you will make a bag or slippers from your own pattern, with an inner and an outer pocket.

Skills required: The ability to make a flat piece of felt.

Cost: $175 (Incl. HST)/person or bring a friend for $325 (max 4 students)
Includes all materials – wool to complete a bag, template material and the use of all necessary tools. There is also extra wool available for purchase if you like to work on goodies at home.

Please bring: your own sewing scissors, paper scissors, measuring tape, pins, a note-pad and pen.

One-on-One Workshop: Dates don’t work? Book yourself a private intro to feltmaking workshop for $200(Incl. HST)or bring along a friend for a semi-private workshop for $175/each (Incl. HST)

Wet Felting Skill-Building Classes – Working with Resist – Make Slippers

Sunday, June 4, 2017  10am – 6pm
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Once you know the basics of wet felting, the fun begins! By learning how to create seamless shapes your imagination is the limit of what you can create. In this full-day workshop, you will make a pair of slippers or ankle high indoor boots from your own pattern, so they will be perfectly fitted to your feet .

Skills required: The ability to make a flat piece of felt.

Cost: $175 (Incl. HST)/person or bring a friend for $325 (max 4 students)
Includes all materials – wool to complete a pair of slippers, template material and the use of all necessary tools. There is also extra wool available for purchase if you like to work on goodies at home.

Please bring: your own sewing scissors, paper scissors, measuring tape, pins, a note-pad and pen.

One-on-One Workshop: Dates don’t work? Book yourself a private intro to feltmaking workshop for $200(Incl. HST)or bring along a friend for a semi-private workshop for $175/each (Incl. HST)

Wet Felting Skill-Building Classes – Nuno-Felting

Sunday, February 26, 2017  10am – 6pm
Saturday, June 3, 2017  10am – 6pm

In nuno felting a pice of diaphanous fabric is combined with wispy bits of wool to create a scarf that can be worn in every season. This is a very popular felting technique that has endless design possibilities – many leading to felted garment design. In the workshop you will create a scarf and samples using different types of fabrics.IMG_6537

Skills required: The ability to make a flat piece of felt.

Cost: $175 (Incl. HST)/person or bring a friend for $325 (max 4 students)
Includes all materials – wool fibre & silk fabric to complete a scarf, wool and different fabrics to create samples and the use of all necessary tools. There is also extra wool available for purchase if you like to work on goodies at home.

Please bring: your own sewing scissors,, paper scissors, measuring tape, pins, a note-pad and pen.

One-on-One Workshop: Dates don’t work? Book yourself a private intro to feltmaking workshop for $200(Incl. HST)or bring along a friend for a semi-private workshop for $175/each (Incl. HST)

Wet Felting Skill-Building Classes – Working with Locks

Next dates TBD – please e-mail to indicate interest

Once you know the basics of wet felting, the fun begins! Learn to felt natural sheep and goat locks to your felted items. In this one day workshop you will make wrist cuffs or a small bag with locks wet-felted on. Locks from Teeswater sheep, mohair goats and alpaca’s will be discussed. IMG_8551Basic dying of locks will also be demonstrated.

Skills required: The ability to make a flat piece of felt.

Cost: $175 (Incl. HST)/person or bring a friend for $325 (max 4 students)
Includes all materials – 2 oz of teeswater locks or 3 oz of mohair locks, wool to complete a bag or wrist cuffs, template material and the use of all necessary tools. There is also extra wool available for purchase if you like to work on goodies at home.IMG_8666

Please bring: your own sewing scissors, paper scissors, measuring tape, pins, a note-pad and pen.

Wet Felting Skill-Building Classes – Working with Resist – Make a Ruffled Scarf

Next dates TBD – please e-mail to indicate interest

IMG_5666Learn how to make a felt ruffle – it’s all in knowing how to lay out your fibre. In this full-day workshop, you will make a scarf or neck-warmer, ruffles all around, or on the sides you like. If you have experience with Nuno Felting, that can be incorporated as well.

Skills required: The ability to make a flat piece of felt.

Cost: $175 (Incl. HST)/person or bring a friend for $325 (max 4 students)
Includes all materials – wool to complete a scarf and the use of all necessary tools. There is also extra wool available for purchase if you like to work on goodies at home.

Please bring: your own sewing scissors, paper scissors, measuring tape, pins, a note-pad and pen.