Monthly study group meetings
During this time you will be able to work on a specific mini project based on the theme of the meeting. The mini projects will not take more than 3 hours to complete. After the mini project, you will be able to work on your personal projects. You will be able to ask for guidance, suggestions and ideas. You will also be able to offer your input to other participants projects. At times, there will be a guest artist coming and share some of his/her skills with us. These times the fee might be a little higher, but you will be notify in advanced.
Creating Texture on Felted Wool & Silk
Take your work to the next level with this exploration of textural felting techniques. Learn shibori felting, felting around resists, folds, cracks, ripples, and more. Through detailed demonstrations and hands-on practice, students will experiment and create a few new pieces, all with great potential for continued embellishment such as stitching and embroidery. Designed for students with some felting experience.
@ Snow Farm, Willliamsburg, MA
OCTOBER 12, 13 & 14, 2019
During this three-day workshop students will learn how to create an elegant and wearable felted vest, while applying different textural and layout techniques. Students will make a seamless and reversible nuno felted vest, while learning how to nuno felt and work with different layers of silk and wool to create an interesting gradation of colors on both surfaces of the vest, maintaining their original design as a focal point. The workshop will end with a demonstration that shows how to create several possible closures for the vest.
OCT 24, 25 & 26, 2019
@ Living Felt, Austin TX
Surface design on felt, silk, cotton & linen*
During this experimental three-day workshop, participants will learn many different techniques to add color to their felt, silk, cotton and linen by painting, printing, dyeing and stenciling. Students will leave the workshop with a large stash of fabrics that will be able to use in their future textile projects.
November 13, 14 &15, 2019
This two day workshop is designed for students with some felting experience. During the first day participants will create a patched looking bag where they will learn how to build layers of silk, cotton or wool fabric to play with the color of the wool and the fabric. During the second day, participants will learn how to make a seamless bag, decorated at the end with multiple stitches.
@ AYA FIBER STUDIO, FLORIDA
MARCH 2-3, 2020
surface design and composition
During this experimental three-day workshop, participants will learn how to create a wall piece, approximately 18” x 24”, while applying different textural, stitching and dyeing methods. During the three days participants will learn how to create a basic piece of felt and we will discuss the different techniques behind “painting with wool” and how to incorporate it into their pieces. Participant also will learn how modify the look of their cloths with a few natural dyeing techniques, and how to design their surface with rust, a fantastic natural dye process where the rust (iron oxide) acts as a coloring agent.
@AYA FIBER STUDIO, FLORIDA
MARCH 4-5-6, 2020
Wool + Paper Felting
During this three-day workshop, students will learn how to create a textured and unique surface by felting merino wool onto mulberry paper, and vice-versa. Paper is a material that provides certain tactile qualities, while adding more structure to the felt. Students will learn how to combine these two materials, how to trap the mulberry paper into the surface with wool, and how to felt both of them together. Students will use this technique to create several sample pieces, which can later be applied to garments, accessories and other felted work.
MARCH 31, APRIL 1 & 2, 2020
lace vest and scarf!*
This three day workshop is designed for beginners and intermediate. Participants will create a felted scarf AND a vest with merino roving that has been manipulated to create a lace effect. During the first day you will be able to learn the technique by creating a scarf. During the second and third day, you will expand the technique by creating a vest!
APRIL 22-23-24, 2020
In this three day workshop students will learn how to make a seamless and reversible “Barcelona” vest. Students will learn how to nuno felt and how to work with different layers of silks and wool to create an interesting degradation of colors on both surfaces of the vest. During the first day, students will spend some time to create small samples to learn how to calculate the shrinkage and how to combine all the different silk colors. The second and third day students will apply everything learned during the first day into the design of their vest. At the end of the third day, I will spend some time to show the students how to make a simple pin that will allow to wear the vest in different styles. This vest will be a very sturdy but soft one that can be ideal to wear during formal and/or informal events.
APRIL 30, May 1-2, 2020
SLOW STITCHING ON FELTED SURFACES*
This 2 day workshops is designed so participants can explore line, color, and stitch at a contemplative pace. During this workshop we will focus on slowing down your felting, your stitching, your practice, your breath so you can absorb new ideas for your future making. For inspiration there will be a slide show of other artists from around the world who practices slow stitching on a daily base.
MAY 8-9, 2020
This two day workshop is designed for beginners and intermediate. Participants will create a nuno scarf where they will learn how to build layers of silk, cotton or wool fabric to play with the color of the wool and the fabric.
MAY 13-14, 2020
TEXTURE AND MORE TEXTURES!*
This three day workshop is designed for students with some felting experience. During this workshop students will learn different textural techniques, such as shibori felting, folds, cracks, ripples, and many more!
MAY 18-19-20, 2020
* CANCELLATION POLICY:
Students will receive a 75% refund of tuition if a request to withdraw is received no later than 7 days prior to the first day of the course. Request to withdraw from a course less than 7 days prior to the first class session will not be eligible for refunds. If you register for a class or workshop last minute (within 1 week of the class), this cancellation policy still applies.