Beginner Felting

We will learn the basics of creating felt from sheep’s wool. Students will learn how to make free-form felt, felting around objects, flat felt and 3 dimensional (with a resist) felting to make a small bag or purse, seam free. This class is an introduction to many other forms of felting. Prepare to be wowed at the possibilities!!!

Beginner Felting

Date: Sunday Sept 23,

Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm

Instructor: Brenda Foster

Fee: $150 (materials included)

Felted Monster

Take a fun day felting your very own monster. Over the course of 5 hours you will make a custom little monster – Perfect for putting on display or as a present to any of your loved ones. All materials will be provided.

Felted Monster

Date: Sunday Oct 14

Time: 10:00 to 3:00pm

Instructor:  Carolyn Agopsowicz

Fee: $95.00 (materials included)

Nuno Felted Scarf

Nuno Felting is the process of combining loose wool fibres with an open weave material to form a textile. In this full day class students, will make an original draping scarf from wool fibres and an assortment of open weave fabrics. We will explore different decorative elements such as the types of fabrics, exotic fibres, and wool. Previous felting experience is not required for this technique. All materials and felting supplies are provided.

Nuno Felted Scarf

Date: Saturday Nov 17,

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Instructor:  Carolyn Agopsowicz

Fee:  $145 (materials included)

Advanced Wet Felting – 3D Sculpture

Join us for a 2-day adventure working with a 3D resist to make a unique felted sculpture. This technique can be used to create bags, backpacks, and sculptural wearables – you are only limited by your imagination!  Basic wet felting is an asset for this class.

Advanced Wet Felting – 3D Sculpture

Date: Sat & Sun, Dec 8 and 9

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Instructor:  Carolyn Agopsowicz

Fee:  $215

Felted Hat

On day one  We will start by discussing shape and form. Students will then create their hat template and learn drafting techniques and start their wool layout.  On day two Students will complete the wool layout and use decorative fibres and materials to embellish on their templates. We will then use sanders to prefelt our layouts and begin the fulling process. On the last day Students will complete the fulling process of their hats and fit them on the hats blocks. Using a needle and yarn we will then manipulate our hats to our final designs.

Look for this class in 2019!

FeltScape

Create your own beautiful landscape painting with wool.  In this two day workshop, you will paint your own art from start to finish. Expertly guided by Brenda Foster and Mary Wilton you will felt a Canadian Landscape using wet and dry felting techniques, free motion quilt or straight stitch to capture the finest of details and stretch your piece on artist’s canvas ready for hanging.

Materials are provided; however, artists are expected to bring their own sewing machines. A sewing machine set for straight stitch will be available for use for beginner or non sewers.

Day 1 Painting with Wool: Participants will learn the properties of wool, the care and handling of the fibre and techniques for creating a flat piece using felting needles.  We will discuss art techniques in terms of basic shapes, perspective and principles of colour. We will finish our pieces with a wet felting process and setting fibres into their places.

Day 2 Enhancing and Finishing Your Work of Art: Participants will learn to add machine stitching lines and details to add depth and interest to their work. We will discuss perspective and outlining shapes with thread and basic sewing stitches. We will finish our pieces by stretching them over artist’s canvas to take home a beautiful work of art ready for hanging.

FeltScape

Instructors:  Brenda Foster and Mary Wilton

Look for this class in 2019!