Felting

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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.

The fall class is now sold out. Thank you for your interest. Should you wish to be put on a waiting list in case a spot opens up, please contact us at classes@edmontonweavers.org

Instructor:  Carolyn Agopsowicz

Max Class Size: 8

Fee:  Member $140  Non member $165

Advanced Wet Felting – 3D Sculpture

    

Join us for a 2-day adventure working with a 3D resist to make a unique felted sculpture. Basic wet felting is an asset for this class.

This is a 2-day class which will teach you how to create a 3D wet felted vessel / sculpture. We will start day 1 with designing and creating the resist. Quickly moving on to laying out the fibre to cover all sides of the resist. We will discuss and go over how to create surface texture for our vessels and start to create these surface treatments for our vessels. *Note: Students may wish to make some surface treatments at home between the two classes – fibre will be provided for this. Day 2 will be learning how to properly attach our surface details and completing the felting of our 3D vessel. This technique can be used to create bags, backpacks, and sculptural wearables – you are only limited by your imagination!

All wool and resist material will be provided in a kit. Students will need to bring a 24″ x 48″ bubble wrap, 2 old bath towels, 24″ x 24″ plastic window screen or polyester curtain, biodegradable liquid dish soap, a felting pear (if you have one), a container for water, a bag lunch for both days, and glasses if they are used for detail vision.

January 21st and 28th, 2018  10:00am to 4:00pm

Instructor:  Carolyn Agopsowicz

Max Class Size: 6

Fee:  Member $190   Non-Member $215


Advanced Wet Felting – 3D Sculpture
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Felted Hat

Day 1: We will start by discussing shape and form. Students will then create their hat template and learn drafting techniques and start their wool layout.

Day 2: 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.

Day 3: 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.

February 17, 18 & 19, 2018 (Family Day long weekend) 9am – 4pm

Instructor:  Carolyn Agopsowicz

Max Class Size: 6

Fee:  Member $280 Non-Member $305


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Feltscape   The Alpha and Omega

–     Spring Flowers Edition     –

Create your own beautiful flowers 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.

April 28 and 29th, 2018   9:30pm to 4:30pm

Instructors:  Brenda Foster and Mary Wilton

Max class size: 6

Member $200  Non Member $225


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