felt :: feutre 2016 presents an exceptional line-up of internationally acclaimed workshop instructors including Maria Friese from France,  Charlotte Sehmisch from Germany, Jean Gauger, Katia Mokeyeva & Melissa Arnold from the US and Canada’s Fiona Duthie. There are two, three and five day classes covering felting techniques  including dyeing, nuno, surface design, shibori, garment construction and sculptural forms.

Symmetrical Felt Sculptures w/ Maria Friese

This workshop is FULL!

In this three day workshop for experienced feltmakers you will explore possibilities of creating symmetrical felt sculptures with a poetic touch. You will learn how to develop your  very own designs for individual 3d forms without any seams through sketches and surface samples. Based on this you will calculate and work out your template which allows beautiful symmetrical forms.

As an experienced textile designer Maria will guide you with her knowledge and experiences in the design process. She will give you precious tips how to improve your felt work for creating firm and high quality felt art.

September  21, 22 & 23

$ 525.00 +  materials

Maria Friese  joins us from the South-west of France near Toulouse. Her studio is situated in an idyllic landscape with an incredible panoramic view of the Pyrenees, a source of peace and inspiration which feeds into her practice. Felt is known for its unpredictability as it shrinks when it is formed and its natural association with organic shapes. These ideas are challenged by Friese as she uses her knowledge and skills within the medium to push the possibility by calculating and creating geometrically accurate forms. Her monumental piece ‘Cycle’,  a large wall hanging inspired by macro images of moss and seed capsules,  won her the ‘Young Designer Contest 2013’ from the prestigious organisation Atelier d’Arts de France.

More of Maria’s work can be seen here:

www.mariafriese.com

www.facebook.com/MariaFrieseFeltDesign

This workshop is FULL!

General Registration opens on February 29nd at 9:00am Pacific Standard Time.

The Okanagan School of the Arts/ Shatford Centre will be taking all registrations for this workshop.

Payment can be made by cheque, debit or credit card, in person or online.

2 x bubble wrap approximately 80 x 100 cm
synthetic gauze 50 x 50 cm
1 bar of olive soap
your favorite tool for applying water to your fiber (water sprayer, sponge…)
2 old towels
water bowl
pair of scissors, pair of pointed embroidery scissors
pencil and large-format sketch paper, water resistant pen
big ruler
sewing kit (needles and thread)
adhesive tape (with high adhesive qualities !)
resist material for templates (for example: laminate floor underlay) approximately 100 x 100 cm
pocket calculator, protractor
felting wool in your favorite colours: approximately 300g of extra fine carded merino wool batting; 300g of extra fine merino wool roving or tops

 thin plastic foil (covering foil)

 optional: embellishment materials to incorporate (pieces of fabrics, yarns etc.)

3D Vessel class ©MariaFriese-2014

Poetic Surface Design w/ Maria Friese

This workshop is FULL!

In this two day workshop you will explore possibilities of creating poetic surface design for accessories or wall art. You will get an insight into the basis of surface-design concerning contrasts, colours and positioning of motifs to obtain a balanced surface. By working out a small personal pattern collection you will explore different techniques to create motifs and reliefs by using templates, pre-felt, nuno techniques, felt-needles or embroidery.

As an experienced textile designer Maria will guide you with her knowledge and experiences in the design process. She will give you precious tips how to improve your felt work for creating firm and high quality felt art.

September 24 & 25

$ 350.00 +  materials

Maria Friese  joins us from the South-west of France near Toulouse. Her studio is situated in an idyllic landscape with an incredible panoramic view of the Pyrenees, a source of peace and inspiration which feeds into her practice. Felt is known for its unpredictability as it shrinks when it is formed and its natural association with organic shapes. These ideas are challenged by Friese as she uses her knowledge and skills within the medium to push the possibility by calculating and creating geometrically accurate forms. Her monumental piece ‘Cycle’,  a large wall hanging inspired by macro images of moss and seed capsules,  won her the ‘Young Designer Contest 2013’ from the prestigious organisation Atelier d’Arts de France.

More of Maria’s work can be seen here:

www.mariafriese.com

www.facebook.com/MariaFrieseFeltDesign

This workshop is FULL!

General Registration opens on February 29th at 9:00am Pacific Standard Time.

The Okanagan School of the Arts/ Shatford Centre will be taking all registrations for this workshop.

Payment can be made by cheque, debit or credit card, in person or online.

2 x bubble wrap approx. 60 cm x 60 cm

synthetic gauze 50 x 50 cm

1 bar of olive soap

your favorite tool for applying water to your fiber (water sprayer, sponge…)

2 old towels

water bowl

pencil and sketch paper

ruler or measuring tape

sewing kit (needles and strong thread, pair of scissors, pair of pointed embroidery

scissors)

felting needles, felting pad

resist material (for example laminate floor underlay) approx. 50 cm

pocket calculator

felting wool in your favorite colors: approx. 300g of extra fine carded merino wool batting ; 300g

of extra fine merino wool roving or tops

embellishment material: silk fabric or other pieces of fabrics, fibers, yarns etc. to incorporate

MF-2 Day small

KM-3 day-small

Versatile  Kimono Jacket w/ Katia Mokeyeva

This workshop is FULL!

Gorgeous, comfortable  seamless jacket with a loose fit.  This workshop provides an alternative way of making a resist and a layout for a one-piece garment with sleeves, big collar, nice shoulder line and comfortable fit. The roomy garment that takes up a relatively small space for its creation. We will be combining  different unique layout types in one garment, in order to come up with the desirable shape and fit. We will be exploring various surface design techniques and learn to create sturdy, light and slightly stretchy felt fabric perfect for fine garment making.

This 3 day advanced class is suited for experienced felters with seamless garment construction skills.

September 21, 22 & 23

$ 525.00 +  materials

Katia Mokeyeva lives and runs her design studio Feuer und Wasser in San Francisco, California. Ukrainian born and raised in Moscow she graduated from the Moscow State University of Arts and Industry in 1995. She completed the junior and senior years at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, focusing on fashion design and textile.  A  summer study program in London’s Central St. Martin’s College of Arts and Design gave her a new spectrum of inspiration as a clothing designer. Her exploration of various artistic methods and mediums sparked her love in the realm of textile and fibre art. In particular, the possibility to create one-of-a-kind garments from scratch with the use of artisan textile and nuno-felting. Katia’s work was featured in FilzFun magazine, Textile Art Around The World book, and other European and American blogs and magazines. She is a finalist of the NICHE Awards 2015 (American Made Show).  Katia is an international tutor, conducting workshops in USA, Canada, Australia and Europe.

More of Katia’s work can be seen here:

www.feuer-und-wasser.com

www.facebook.com/FeuerUndWasser

This workshop is now FULL!

General Registration opens on February 29th at 9:00am Pacific Standard Time.

The Okanagan School of the Arts/ Shatford Centre will be taking all registrations for this workshop.

Payment can be made by cheque, debit or credit card, in person or online.

Workshop participants should bring:

700 g (850g for larger sizes) of 19 mic Extra Fine Merino wool (one, two or three compatible colors of your choice);
about 7 to 9 m of 100%  natural silk gauze fabric;
1/2 m of natural loose weave silk fabric in contrasting color;
1/2 m – 1 m of cotton bubble gauze in complimenting color (optional);
about 60g of viscose roving.
Students can bring their own materials, or to bring their own wool and purchase everything else in one kit from Katia.
Kits will include 10 m of unique hand loomed Uzbek silks, hand dyed by Katia, cotton bubble gauze, viscose fiber.
Kit cost is 100 USD (no wool)
Color options (to pre-order): purple/brown; blue/violet; olive/brown; red/orange; teal/turquoise; rust/periwinkle; gray/sand.

KM-2 day

Watercolor Fur w/ Katia Mokeyeva

This workshop is FULL!

In this 2 day workshop we will explore the ways to create fine, durable, slightly stretchy and nicely draping felted fabric using natural fibers such as wool, silk, flax, hemp, viscose etc. You will learn how to create different textures on lightweight felt with exciting visual and sensual properties,  and how to incorporate wool locks into your work and create a stylish and unique garment such as a big scarf, wrap or cape with Teeswater (or other) locks and beautiful abstract but nicely finished edges.

This 2 day workshop is suited for intermediate feltmakers and experienced beginners wanting to take the next step towards garment making.

September 24 & 25

$ 350.00 +  materials

Katia Mokeyeva lives and runs her design studio Feuer und Wasser in San Francisco, California. Ukrainian born and raised in Moscow she graduated from the Moscow State University of Arts and Industry in 1995. She completed the junior and senior years at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, focusing on fashion design and textile.  A  summer study program in London’s Central St. Martin’s College of Arts and Design gave her a new spectrum of inspiration as a clothing designer. Her exploration of various artistic methods and mediums sparked her love in the realm of textile and fibre art. In particular, the possibility to create one-of-a-kind garments from scratch with the use of artisan textile and nuno-felting. Katia’s work was featured in FilzFun magazine, Textile Art Around The World book, and other European and American blogs and magazines. She is a finalist of the NICHE Awards 2015 (American Made Show).  Katia is an international tutor, conducting workshops in USA, Canada, Australia and Europe.

More of Katia’s work can be seen here:

www.feuer-und-wasser.com

www.facebook.com/FeuerUndWasser

This workshop is now FULL.

The Okanagan School of the Arts/ Shatford Centre will be taking all registrations for this workshop.

Payment can be made by cheque, debit or credit card, in person or online.

Workshop participants should bring:

250g of Extra Fine Merino wool (tops) 19 mic in three shades of your favorite color, or of three compatible colors;
3m of light silk gauze fabric of the same color (100% natural);
Teeswater locks (or any other kind of locks), enough to decorate the shawl along the edges, in the colors of your wool;
20 g of hemp or flax fiber roving;
20g of viscose, bamboo or ramie fiber roving in the color compatible to the wool and silk;
20g of very thick wool or alpaca yarn.
Students can bring their own materials, or purchase everything in one kit from Katia.
Kits will include 4 meters of unique hand loomed Uzbek silks, hand dyed by Katia, wool, wool locks, all the plant fibers and alpaca yarn.
Colors of the kits (for pre-orders);
grays (a few shades);
chocolate/burgundy;
olive  green/brown;
teal/turquoise;
red/magenta/orange;
blue-violet;
lilac/sang.
Kit cost is $100.00 USD

Nuno Collage Seamless Swing Jacket w/ Jean Gauger

This workshop is has 2 spaces open!

In this 5 day intensive class you will be designing your own double sided Nuno Collage Seamless Swing Jacket.   Double sided nuno felting creates a sandwich of silk/wool/silk. Learn shrinkage percentages to make your own pattern or adjust Jean’s. The swing jacket design is very flattering and comfortable to wear. Jean will show you how to add an optional godet in your design.  With the luxury of a 5 day class you may chose to extend your design into a short coat  but this will require quite a bit more silk.

This class covers sample design, establishing personal shrinkage, drafting and calculating of pattern design, layout, felting tips and final fitting. Jean will help fit your jacket to you to complete a work of art you will never want to take off!

Nuno and seamless garment experience is necessary.

September 21, 22, 23, 24 & 25

$ 750.00 +  materials

materials lists will be available on April 1st

Jean Gauger creates unique art-to-wear nuno pieces as well as home decor, journals, handbags and framed art. Originally a knitter, she discovered wet and nuno felting and has been hooked ever since! Jean teaches throughout the United States, Australia and Canada. Her work was on exhibit at the Kent State University Museum in an exhibit entitled Entangled: Fiber to Felt to Fashion. She also has had articles and tutorials in the Australian fiber magazines Textile Fibre Forum and Felt along being in the books 500 Felt Objects and the Australian book the Taste of Textiles. She has been recently been an Honoree recipient at the TAA Fashion Show in Cleveland Ohio.

More of Jean’s work can be seen here:

www.sugarplumoriginals.co

Register for this workshop HERE.  Only 2 spaces remaining!

General Registration opens on February 29th at 9:00am Pacific Standard Time.

The Okanagan School of the Arts/ Shatford Centre will be taking all registrations for this workshop.

Payment can be made by cheque, debit or credit card, in person or online.

Full materials list will be sent out upon registration.

This list indicates the basic materials required to give you an idea of costing:

-5-6 m/yds of 4.5mm dyed silk gauze

-5-6 m/yds 5mm dyed silk habotai

Therefore a  total   of   10  –  12  metres/yds  of  silk fabric

-approx 175-225 grams (6-8 oz) of merino roving

JG-5 day

CS-3 Day

Geometric Felt Objects w/ Charlotte Sehmisch

This workshop is has 1 space open!

In this three-day workshop participants will explore the creation of complex geometric objects in structural seamless felt. Templates for shapes such as cubes, oloids, tetrahedrons and pyramids will be covered. Participants could choose to make small samples using the various template configurations or work on one template to make a vessel, cushion or sculptural structure for decorative purposes.

This workshop is suited for the intermediate to advanced feltmakers who enjoy a technical challenge.

September  21, 22 & 23

$ 525.00 +  materials

Charlotte Sehmisch is an award winning and internationally acclaimed felt artist and textile designer from Weimar, the home of Bauhaus, in Germany.

She has exhibited her work worldwide in Germany, France, Italy, Hungary, Austria, USA and Australia, and is regularly invited to run workshops and masterclasses across Europe and the USA.

More of Charlotte’s work can be seen here:

www.magarimagari.de

This workshop has 1 space open!

Register for this workshop HERE. 

General Registration opens on February 29th at 9:00am Pacific Standard Time.

The Okanagan School of the Arts/ Shatford Centre will be taking all registrations for this workshop.

Payment can be made by cheque, debit or credit card, in person or online.

500 grams (18 ounces) of Merino felting wool or batting, either all in one color or divided into two or three colors.  Icelandic, Finn or other  good felting wools are also acceptable.

Bubble wrap

Pool noodle or rolling rod

1 metre (39 inches) of resist material (laminate floor underlay)

Small bucket for water

Several old towels

Thin plastic sheet or drop cloth netting

Sponge, chamois or small hand towels used to mop up extra water

Ball Brauser,  plastic squirt bottle or your favorite tool for applying water to your fiber

Olive oil soap

Waterproof apron

Notebook, sketch book, pens, pencils & eraser

Calculator & camera or other electronic device capable of both

Sharp scissors for cutting felt, scissors for cutting paper or resist material, tape measure

CS-2 day

3-D Felt Surface Techniques w/ Charlotte Sehmisch

This workshop is FULL!

This two-day intermediate workshop explores various felt structures such as lamellae, cracks, chambers and helixes. Participants can either make multiple small samples that incorporate these surfaces design techniques or choose to make a sculptural wall hanging or hat with one of these design techniques.

September 24 & 25

$ 350.00 +  materials

Charlotte Sehmisch is an award winning and internationally acclaimed felt artist and textile designer from Weimar, the home of Bauhaus, in Germany.

She has exhibited her work worldwide in Germany, France, Italy, Hungary, Austria, USA and Australia, and is regularly invited to run workshops and masterclasses across Europe and the USA.

More of Charlotte’s work can be seen here:

www.magarimagari.de

This workshop is FULL!

General Registration opens on February 29th at 9:00am Pacific Standard Time.

The Okanagan School of the Arts/ Shatford Centre will be taking all registrations for this workshop.

Payment can be made by cheque, debit or credit card, in person or online.

500 grams (18 ounces) of Merino felting wool or batting, either all in one color or divided into two or three colors.  Icelandic, Finn or other  good felting wools are also acceptable.

(*) Bubble wrap (120cm/4 foot widths will be available for sale during the workshops)

(*) Pool noodle or rolling rod

(*) 1 metre (39 inches) of resist material (laminate floor underlay)

(*) Small bucket for water

Several old towels

Thin plastic sheet or drop cloth netting

Sponge, chamois or small hand towels used to mop up extra water

(*) Ball Brauser,  plastic squirt bottle or your favorite tool for applying water to your fiber

Olive oil soap

Waterproof apron

Notebook, sketch book, pens, pencils & eraser

Calculator & camera or other electronic device capable of both

Sharp scissors for cutting felt, scissors for cutting paper or resist material, tape measure

 

Items  marked with an asterisk (*)  will be available for rent for those travelling by air.

Please contact Violet & Vinitha to make arrangements for the material package of those bulky items.

Fibre + Paper + Ink: an exploration w/ Fiona Duthie

This workshop is FULL!

Fibre + Paper + Ink explores in depth the layering and design opportunities of these three wonderful mediums. Paper and Ink incorporated with more traditional fibres opens up new possibilities in material options and surfaces. Paper adds unique sculptural and tactile qualities to our felt, which we can further enhance  with striking line work in greys and blacks with sumi-e ink. By creating a variety of display samples, we’ll look at how these mediums can be applied to garments, accessories and sculptural work.

For beginning to intermediate feltmakers. Knowledge of basic feltmaking and a curiosity in exploring new materials is essential.

September 21, 22 & 23

$ 525.00 +  materials

FIONA DUTHIE is a felt maker recognised for her dynamic sculptural clothing and artwork, and as an enthusiastic, comprehensive and generous instructor. She first encountered felt making in 1996 and immediately it became her medium and passion. She loves storytelling, both in words and textiles and communicates that narrative through surface design in felt making. She strives to make the highest quality felt possible in all her work, from the lightest weight, drapable garments to structural, durable outdoor felt installations. Fiona has a full-time studio practice based on Salt Spring Island, BC and has exhibited her work in Canada, the US, New Zealand, the UK and Australia.

More of Fiona’s work can be seen here:

www.fionaduthie.com

This workshop is FULL!

General Registration opens on February 29th at 9:00am Pacific Standard Time.

The Okanagan School of the Arts/ Shatford Centre will be taking all registrations for this workshop.

Payment can be made by cheque, debit or credit card, in person or online.

Workshop participants should bring:

Bubblewrap: 2 pieces both 90cm (36 inches) x 240cm (96 inches)

Drawing Book, notepad, pencil

Soap

Small bucket/container for water

Old towels

Pool Noodle, Pipe or Dowel

 

A full fibre kit will be provided by the instructor for a fee of $60.00.

This kit includes a variety of silk fabrics, wool fibres, papers, and brush. Ink, clamps and other tools will be supplied by the instructor for use during the class.

FD-3 day

Fibre + Paper + Ink: the vessel  w/ Fiona Duthie

This workshop is FULL!

Create contemporary vessels working with fibre + paper + ink. Paper adds unique textural and sculptural qualities to the felt, which we emphasize with bold sumi-e ink work added to prefelt additions and to our final felt forms. In this class we cover resist work, paper selection and sources, sumi-e ink for felt design, and the manipulation of form.

For beginning to intermediate feltmakers. Knowledge of basic feltmaking and a curiosity in exploring new materials is essential.

September 24 & 25

$ 350.00 +  materials

FIONA DUTHIE is a felt maker recognised for her dynamic sculptural clothing and artwork, and as an enthusiastic, comprehensive and generous instructor. She first encountered felt making in 1996 and immediately it became her medium and passion. She loves storytelling, both in words and textiles and communicates that narrative through surface design in felt making. She strives to make the highest quality felt possible in all her work, from the lightest weight, drapable garments to structural, durable outdoor felt installations. Fiona has a full-time studio practice based on Salt Spring Island, BC and has exhibited her work in Canada, the US, New Zealand, the UK and Australia.

More of Fiona’s work can be seen here:

www.fionaduthie.com

This workshop is FULL!

General Registration opens on February 29th at 9:00am Pacific Standard Time.

The Okanagan School of the Arts/ Shatford Centre will be taking all registrations for this workshop.

Payment can be made by cheque, debit or credit card, in person or online.

Workshop Participants should bring:

Bubblewrap: 2 pieces both 90cm (36 inches) x 90cm (36 inches)

Drawing Book, notepad, pencil

Soap

Small bucket/container for water

Old towels

Pool Noodle, Pipe or Dowel

 

A full fibre kit will be provided by the instructor for a fee of $30.00.

This kit includes a variety of silk fabrics, wool fibres, papers, brush and resist material. Ink, clamps and other tools will be supplied by the instructor for use during the class.

FD-2 Day

MA-3day

Shibori on Silk and Wool  w/ Melissa Arnold

This workshop is FULL!

This 3 day sample workshop is a study of the Traditional Japanese Techniques of Shibori and how beautifully they lend themselves to working with felted wool and silk.

Day 1: We will explore 2 traditional Shibori techniques of Arashi (pole wrapping) and Itajime (fold and clamp) on silk fabrics which can then be used in later felting projects.

Day 2: We will learn traditional shibori stitching techniques such as Mokume (wood grain), Karamatsu, (Japanese Larch), Maki Nui (Chevron Stripes) and Kumo (Spiderweb) to create texture and shaping on our wool prefelts. We will then felt and dye these pieces.

Day 3: We will work with white on white nuno felts learning how to dye them so the wool takes the color one way and the silk another. We will look at the use of different Shibori Techniques for over dyeing and thermal shaping.

Some dye experience is helpful but not necessary for this 3 day intermediate/advanced workshop.

September 21, 22 & 23

$ 525.00 +  materials

Melissa Arnold, a native of Carmel, California, has been working with textiles for well over 30 years. As a self taught artist, she began as a dyer, weaver and spinner and soon moved into  Traditional and Contemporary  Shibori techniques and Indigo dyeing. Melissa has spent the last 12 years as a Professional Textile Designer, collaborating with Fashion Designer Catherine Bacon. She has won numerous awards for her work, including a Best of Show award from Wearable Expressions, an International Art to Wear Juried show, and a purchase award from The International Silk Scarf Competition held in Japan. Her exquisite pieces are part of many private collections around the country, as well as the collections of Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Nippon Silk Center in Japan.

More of Melissa’s work can be seen here:

www.melissaarnoldtextiles.com

This workshop is FULL!

General Registration opens on February 29th at 9:00am Pacific Standard Time.

The Okanagan School of the Arts/ Shatford Centre will be taking all registrations for this workshop.

Payment can be made by cheque, debit or credit card, in person or online.

450 grams of white merino wool roving (19 microns or more)

white silk fiber and/or white wool yarns  for embellishment texture

1″ blue masking tape

Scissors

1 spool dark color strong polyester upholstery thread

5″ long sewing needle, often called dollmaking needles, available at most large fabric stores

Measuring tape

Notebook and pen or pencil

Roll of strong cotton string

PVC pipe 4″-6″ in diameter X 4 feet long (10.16cm to 15.24cm diameter  X 60cm to 121cm length)

3 bath size towels and several hand towels)

one 1 gal bucket and two 3 gal buckets. (one 4 liter bucket, two 10 to 12 liter buckets)

spray bottle

2 wooden blocks in any shape with large spring clamps

small C clamp for table

Tyvek, safety pins , and permanent marker

Face Mask for dye powder protection and respirator if you are sensitive to a mild sulfur odor

rubber gloves

old clothes or apron

2-4 1/2 liter plastic containers for mixing dye (Melisa will have plenty on hand as well)

plastic knives for stirring

old measuring spoons 1/8,1/4,1/2,1 tsp size (to be used for dye only)

There is a  materials fee of $66.00 (CAD) payable to the instructor. The instructor will be supplying the following:

2 yards of 54″ wide silk gauze, 2 yards of cheesecloth, 1/4 yard Paj,

1/4 yard organza, I/4 yard silk gauze. Dyes to use, both Procion MX (cold water dyes) and Acid dyes (hot water dyes) plus auxiliaries and ribbed mats for each table.

MA-2day

Shibori Nuno Felt Scarf  w/ Melissa Arnold

This workshop is FULL!

In this 2 day workshop you will approach the art of creating a silk and wool nuno felted scarf from the perspective of a Textile Designer. Whether Melissa creates a sample or a finished scarf, she is always asking “How can I create an interesting and fabulous fabric”?  Melissa brings her  answers to this question, developed through her years of experience as a textile designer.

We will create a white on white nuno felted scarf as our base. From there we will dye the scarf in a combination of acid dye colours that separate in the dye bath so the wool is one color and the silk is another. We will then explore shibori over-dye techniques to create thermal shaping of the scarf.

Some dye experience is helpful but not necessary for this 2 day intermediate/advanced workshop.

September 24 & 25

$ 350.00 +  materials

Melissa Arnold, a native of Carmel, California, has been working with textiles for well over 30 years. As a self taught artist, she began as a dyer, weaver and spinner and soon moved into  Traditional and Contemporary  Shibori techniques and Indigo dyeing. Melissa has spent the last 12 years as a Professional Textile Designer, collaborating with Fashion Designer Catherine Bacon. She has won numerous awards for her work, including a Best of Show award from Wearable Expressions, an International Art to Wear Juried show, and a purchase award from The International Silk Scarf Competition held in Japan. Her exquisite pieces are part of many private collections around the country, as well as the collections of Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Nippon Silk Center in Japan.

More of Melissa’s work can be seen here:

www.melissaarnoldtextiles.com

This workshop is FULL!

General Registration opens on February 29th at 9:00am Pacific Standard Time.

The Okanagan School of the Arts/ Shatford Centre will be taking all registrations for this workshop.

Payment can be made by cheque, debit or credit card, in person or online.

200 grams of white merino wool roving (19 microns or more)

white silk fiber and/or white wool yarns  for embellishment texture

1″ blue masking tape

Scissors

long needle and strong upholstery thread

Measuring tape

Notebook and pen or pencil

Roll of strong cotton string

PVC pipe 3 to 4″ in diameter X 2 feet long (8cm to 10cm diameter  X 60cm  length) (if a pleated finished pattern is desired)

3 bath size towels and several hand towels)

one 1 gal bucket and two 3 gal buckets. (one 4 liter bucket, two 10 to 12 liter buckets)

spray bottle

small wooden or acrylic shapes for folding and clamping (circles, squares, triangles etc.) plus spring clamps. (if desired)

small C clamp for table

Tyvek, safety pins , and permanent marker (for identifying your work in the dye pot)

Face Mask for dye powder protection

rubber gloves

old clothes or apron

2-4 1/2 liter plastic containers for mixing dye (I will have plenty on hand as well)

plastic knives for stirring

old measuring spoons 1/8,1/4,1/2,1 tsp size (to be used for dye only

 

There is a  Materials Fee is $35.00 (CAD) for this class.  The instructor will be supplying the following silks: 1/4 yard paj, 1/4 yard organza, I/4 yard silk gauze.  Acid dyes (hot water dyes) plus auxiliaries and ribbed mats for each table.

For those participants traveling by air we have a Felting Hardware kit available for rent. All those bulky items that quickly fill up luggage! The kit includes:

2 large towels, plastic sheet, 2 pieces of 4’x8’ Bubble wrap for garment classes or 2 pieces of 4’x4’ Bubble wrap for all other classes,  pool noddle, bucket for water & a water sprinkler container.

Please contact Violet & Vinitha to add your name to our list for a Felting Hardware Kit, so that we can be sure to have the correct number on hand when you arrive.

We will also have larger pieces of bubble wrap & resist material available for purchase.

Workshop Cancellations should be made by email:

workshops@felt-feutre-canada.com

If cancellation is made on or before July 1st, 2016, and the space can be filled, a 5% fee will be deducted from the refund for services charges and administration.

If cancellation is made after July 1st and on or before September 1st, 2016 and the space can be filled, a refund of 75% of the total amount will be refunded.

No refunds will be offered after September 1st, 2016 except by written approval of the organizer. This is at the organizers discretion, based on if the space can be filled and the amount of the refund will be determined at that time.

If a workshop is cancelled for any reason, such as low enrollment, teacher illness, or other major problems, a full refund will be offered.