Felting

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Felted Pumpkins  

Take a fun day felting your very own table decorations for this Thanksgiving. Over the course of 5 hours you will make 2-3 little pumpkins (depending on size and how fast you want to felt) Perfect for this year’s family gathering or as a present to any of your loved ones. All materials will be provided.

September 10th, 2017  10:00am to 3:00pm

Instructor: Carolyn Agopsowicz

Max Class Size: 10

Fee:  Member $70 Non-Member $95

 

Funky Felted Pumpkin 

Perfect for Halloween – let these felted critters welcome your Halloween guests and Trick or Treaters this season. Over this two day course, students will learn basic felting techniques on day one and intermediate on day two. This is the perfect class for anyone with an interest in dry felting without a lot of /or any previous experience.

October 15th and 22nd, 2017  10:00am to 4:00pm

Instructor:  Carolyn Agopsowicz

Max Class Size: 10

Fee:  Member $160 Non-Member $190


Funky Felted Pumpkin
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Felted Bag / Backpack

 

On the Friday, we will discuss bag design and pocket placement and make our templates. Students will start the Saturday class learning how to lay out their fibre for a strong and sturdy felt while we do the layout for the bag. Afterwards we will explore design elements, and by the end of the last day, each person will have created their own unique bag. Students will be required to bring a painter’s drop cloth (2 dollars at the dollar store), 3’x12’ of bubble wrap (recommend purchasing from Affordable Storage from the roll), and two old bath towels. All other materials will be provided.

Spring dates to be announced.

Instructor:  Carolyn Agopsowicz

Max Class Size: 6

Fee:  Member $225 Non-Member $250

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.

November 19, 2017  10:00am to 5:00pm

Instructor:  Carolyn Agopsowicz

Max Class Size: 6

Fee:  Member $140  Non member $165


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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


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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

Kit Fee: $40 per student


Feltscape
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