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Below are some classes we are currently offering

Felted Hat


In this three day class, you will learn how to lay out your fibre to make an even sturdy felt. We will discuss design elements and using the wide range of available embellishment fibres, you will create a unique one of a kind felted hat. Note, the flowers are not mandatory – just fun!

Students are responsible for bringing 2 sheets of 36″ square bubble wrap, one piece of resist (thin laminate underlay foam works great – available at the hardware store) and two old bath towels. All other felting tools will be provided along with all of the wool and embellishment fibres. Students are welcome to also bring their own silks and fibres to add to their hats.

Date: Sat, Sun, & holiday Monday Feb 16,17 &18

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Instructor:  Carolyn Agopsowicz

Fee:  $305

Learn to Spin with a Drop Spindle

Want to learn to spin your own yarn? This two hour workshop will teach the basics of how to make your yarn with a drop spindle. Participants will be spinning a single ply yarn and will receive a basic intro to the process of spinning your own yarn from beginning to end. Participants will also learn various drafting techniques.
Materials included .

Date: Sunday March 3rd, 2019
Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Instructor: Laura Gallant              
Fee: $45.00

 

 

Deflected Double Weave

Deflected Double weave is a structure composed of two separate layers that each interlace only with themselves but also exchange places from front to back of the fabric.  It is not a true double weave but can give very different effects on opposite sides. Designs are possible in both 4 and 8 shafts and many effects can be achieved with variations in colour choices.  The class will run as a round robin to give participants the opportunity to sample several possibilities. Students should be comfortable with reading drafts and warping a loom.  Looms may be borrowed from the guild with a damage deposit.

Dates: (4 Mondays)
March 25, April 1, 8, and 15th

Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Instructor: Kathy Buse

Fee: $170


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.

Date: Sat & Sun, April 27 & 28

Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm

Instructors:  Brenda Foster and Mary Wilton

Fee:  $235

Beginner 2 Weaving

Beginner 2 weaving builds on the skills learned in Beginner 1 weaving.  In this six-session  course, students will weave a sampler, experimenting with different weave structures.  After completing the sampler ( which works nicely as a table runner), students will design a project based on their favourite pattern.  Potential project ideas are scarves, table runners, dishtowels, and placemats.  Students will also gain confidence reading a draft, determining sett and choosing materials.  Course fee covers materials for the sampler.  Students will supply materials for their final project.  Loom may be borrowed from the guild with a damage deposit.

Dates: (6 Saturdays)
May 4, 11, 18, 25, June1, 8
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm

Instructor: Kim McCollum

Fee: $315

Beginner Spinning

Learn to spin your own yarn using a spinning wheel! In this class you will learn how to prepare,spin and ply fibre into yarn. Participants will become familiar with using a spinning wheel, hand carders and various types of wool to create unique yarns for knitting, weaving and more.

Dates:  May 4, 11,18, 25 2019
(4 Saturdays)

Time: 1:30 to 4:30pm

Instructor: Brenda Foster

Fee: $175 (materials included)