Posts Tagged ‘workshop’

Finally felting Flowers!

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

March is here! and I am looking forward to some springy felting workshops I have scheduled this month. Winter’s chill lingers, but I am eager to invite the brightness and invigorating aliveness that spring will, in it’s own perfect time, bring.

So… how about vibrant wet felted flowers!

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First I chose some colors, carded them together and formed some soft poofs…

The next images are some of the wetting and felting process.

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And here are some finished flowers, to wear, hang, decorate and simply, to enjoy.

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Let me know if you’d like to join me for this upcoming workshop, Thursday March 7th.

I wish you the most inspiring winter-ending, full of warmth and nourishment.

Felting with the Wimmins

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Any opportunity to gather with women, i think, is a good one. No matter how many different walks of life we may be, there is always a valuable sharing that comes out of it. So, I did not hesitate to accept the invitaion to return to the Salmo Women’s Conference to teach a felting workshop for the second year in a row. The intention of the conference is to provide local women a chance to take a day for themselves, to connect and share with others, and learn new skills, thereby increasing emotional heath and general well-being.

They say that laughter is the best medicine, and if this is true, then we all went home on Saturday after a fun day, with a little more medicine in our bundles. Indeed we laughed.

I had a great time showing an enthusiastic group the basics of Nuno Felting. We spent time laying out beautiful designs with colorful merino wool onto a silk scarf, and set to work felting.

The theme for this years conference was Simplicity.

The results were, simply beautiful and each scarf was different and reflective of the maker. I think we were all nourished with this hands on creative expression. What fun we had!

So much gratitude for all the women involved, thankyou all!!

Slocan Valley Felts!!

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Yesterday was a wonderful,wet snow day in the Slocan Valley. Though it is only an hours drive from Nelsontowne, I seem to rarely make the journey these days and it seems a world away! I was so happy to finally make it out to the Slocan Valley Threadsguild to teach a Needle felting Class!!

Its a really great little space. I just Love the enthusiasm that seems to naturally erupt from the gatherings of “fiber people”. It is so much about the sharing of skills, new ideas and inspirations.

We had a lovely group of new felters! on Saturday, and I think they all have  a healthy new addiction. Needlefelting! There was a good variety of projects completed as we explored the sculptural possibilities of unspun wool combined with felting needles. We used merino wool batting and rovings from Maplerose and got creative!

Every student made something beautiful and full of its own character. I always love to see what will take shape!!

Thankyou to all that participated!! To the RDCK for organizing and Slocan Valley Threadsguild for hosting!! See you next time :)