First, I apologize for the lack of attention to the blog. I promise to do better.
The next three classes I have planned are as follows and will be held at the Potwin Presbyterian Church located at 5th & Washburn in Topeka:
Needle Felt a Bag-on-a-Block class-January 19-9am to Noon Fee: $30
Materials: Bring 2oz of base wool & 2oz dyed roving, top or art batt (no superwash). Felting needles and block are included. Using a closed cell foam block as the base, we will build a bag around the block using needle felting techniques. No need for a lining, the base wool will provide the lining, and you will needle felt your dyed roving/top/art batt directly to the base wool. During the session we will take some of the dyed roving/top/art batt you brought to wet felt a sturdy cord to utilize as the strap for your bag, and will begin the needle felting of the bag on the block. You will be shown ideas for embellishment and how to attach the cord/strap for your bag.
NUNO Felted Scarf Class-Sat. March 9, 9am to Noon
Learn the amazing technique of nuno felting using a base of cotton Harem cloth, a lightweight gauze. The texture you acheive as a result of thin, wispy layers of wool fibers wet felted with the gauze is unique every single time. All supplies are included for this class: Harem cloth scarf blank, natural creamy white wool fibers for one side, assorted fiber batts to choose from for the design side, as well as the pool noodle, plastic sheeting, pool cover and soap needed for the wet felting process. Wear comfortable clothes that can get wet, and bring several old towels.
Wet Felted Painting Class-Sat. April 27, 9am to Noon
With a base of core wool, you will use beautifully colored fibers to “paint” a picture which, after wet felting, will be a 9” by 12” painting, ready for you to mount on a canvas board. Wet felting produces an effect rather like watercolors, and your imagination is the only limit of what you can create. All supplies are included for this class: core wool, assorted colors of fibers, as well as the pool noodle, plastic sheeting, pool cover and soap needed for the wet felting process. Wear comfortable clothes that can get wet, and bring several old towels. Bring along a picture or photo for inspiration!
To take any or all of these classes, rsvp to me via Twitter: @FELTit OR via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you in class! Until then, go FELT SOMETHING!