workshops

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Feltmaking Basics (for beginners)

Anyone can make felt! Even if you are not “creative” or “artsy.” Felting is low-tech, non-toxic, and requires little equipment or space. Plus it’s really fun. Not only will you finish a project (instant gratification), you’ll have a great time.

Learn the basics of wet felting, including why and how wool felts with only fleece, soap and water. Experiment with mixing colors of fleece and making various thicknesses of felt.  Learn how to design and embellish the felt surface with yarn, curls, silk, and pre-felted wool.

You will complete several projects, including a three dimensional seamless bowl or purse.  After you learn Linda’s tried-and-true unconventional methods and shortcuts, you can make sculptural objects or beautiful felt yardage for pillows, blankets, vests, and more.

This 5-6 hour workshop is for beginners. Cost is $125, including all supplies.     sign up

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Feltmaking – Beyond Basics

If you’ve made felt before, using the wet felting method, this workshop is for you. A piece of felt can be sculpted and shaped in ways Linda has developed that are not found in books or videos.  Come and play with this versatile fabric.

We will cover these techniques AND MORE:

  • using and combining batts, roving and various sheep breeds
  • creating original pre-felts for designs
  • embellishing the surface and embedding wires and fabrics
  • shaping felt into sculptures
  • stiffening felt using several methods

This 5-6 hour workshop is for people with some wet felting experience.

Cost is $125, including all supplies.         sign up

Feltmaking: Finding Your Original Style

Private lesson: $50/hour

Semi-private lessons (2 or 3 students): $75/hour for the group

These sessions in Linda’s studio are for wet felt makers with some experience who want to free up their felting process and create original work. Whether you want to make bags, scarves, wall hangings, sculptures, she can help you produce new textures and forms.

Students are encouraged to come with some ideas, questions and supplies, and be ready to let go and experiment. Linda will share whatever supplies you don’t have.        sign up

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Felt Scarf/ Runner/Wall hanging

 

For wet felters with some experience, you will enjoy this totally free-form approach.  Using the finest Australian merino fleece, create an original, colorful 4 - 6 foot felt scarf, runner or wall hanging, with yarns, curls, silk, ribbons and other surprise add-ons.

Cost is $125, including all supplies.      sign up