This workshop will introduce you to the ancient process of wet felting. The basic seamless technique taught in the class can be used to make everything from purses to vests. Make a very artful vessel using variegated hand-painted wool, boucle' yarn and Bombyx silk to "paint" the wool. Layering, resists and cut outs will also be covered. It's color play while learning what felt is all about.
Experience: Beginner, intermediate, advanced
Student should bring: Each student needs to bring an old towel, sharp pointed scissors, a dish pan and hand soap, I like Kiss My Face Olive Oil bar soap, boucle' yarn and bits of stuff for embellishment, if they wish.
Materials fee: $16.00
Class fee: $40.00 + $16.00
Short history and basic instruction on rug hooking design, color planning and hooking with wool fabric. Discussion of dyeing wool and how to use strips of different sizes to create a variety of designs.
Students will start a small project and have the opportunity of continued support from me and our group meetings.
Experience: Beginner to advanced
Student should bring: Small scissors
Materials fee: $10.00 includes beginner kit-including wool, hook, backing with pattern and hoop
Class fee: $40.00 + $10.00
Using Natural Dye elements like leaves, blossoms, sticks, mushrooms, lichen, cochineal bugs, logwood, madder sticks, weld leaves......etc. we will PRINT with PIGMENT contained in the above to make a lovely SILK Habotai Scarf. Nature amazes us with it’s ability to provide a wide array of COLOR!
Each student leaves with a beautiful silk scarf....wonderful as a gift. We will go WILDCrafting to find some of the materials, students may also want to bring a bag of STUFF from their yard or garden...start putting them in the freezer NOW!
Experience: All skill levels
Student should bring: Paper, pencil, apron, and may want to bring wildcrafted materials from their own garden
Materials fee: $15.00 includes pvc, silk scarf, dye materials
Class fee: $40.00
Whether you’re a spinner, felter, or other fiber artist, color is an important element of your work! In this 6 hour intensive class you'll blend dyed and natural colored wool fibers to create a color wheel of primary, secondary & intermediate color combinations. You'll then use natural colored wool to create pastels and shades. Finally, learn how complex color theories can be used to create specific effects and moods in your fiber craft.
Experience: All skill levels
Students should bring: Hand or drum cards or blending board
Materials fee: $25.00 includes wool fiber, color wheel templates, tint-shade templates, color theory templates
Class fee: $50 + $25.00
Never heard of it......that’s because I invented it and it is BRAND NEW!!! Build a spinnable feast from everything but the kitchen sink, this ART YARN extravaganza is best when done in color teams. On a big table we will lay out layer after layer of wool, mohair, silk, rovings, ribbons, yarn, angelina, and more....then scoop it up, take it to the wheel and using our biggest and slowest whorl..make a HEAVENLY BIG mixed media yarn. Plied with fine thread, this yarn will definitely win the BEST of SHOW ribbons!!!
The craft of handspinning yarn is the foundation to a life-long passion of fiber arts! In this 6 hour intensive class you'll create wool yarn from start to finish on the spinning wheel. Learn how various wool structures and fiber preparations effect your yarn as you build basic handspinning skills. Gain an understanding of the mechanics of your wheel, accessory tools and spinning techniques.
Experience: Beginners and Self-Taught Spinners
Students should bring: Spinning wheel, wheel oil, lazy kate, 3 bobbins, niddy noddy
Materials fee: $15.00 includes wool fiber and handouts
Class fee: $80.00 + $15.00
1. Small pieces of wood in different shapes (available at Michael’s).
- not more than ¼” thick, not larger than 4” in diameter
- Triangles, circles, and squares are great
2. 6-10 pony clamps (metal spring loaded clamps with the orange plastic tips available at hardware stores).
We will have some PVC pipe for you to use, but if you have any please bring it. Any diameter from 2” – 8” is great. Wear old clothes and bring an apron if desired.
Materials fee: $5.00 includes indigo dye
Class fee: $80.00 + $5.00