certainly here - it's time to get felting!
Well it has been a really busy time since the last update! I have
been teaching a great deal which is my absolute delight as you know. A
new felt installation at Livingstone Primary School here in Melbourne
has been received by the community with delight.
Over the last few months I have been teaching away a great deal - the
poor studio is in a bad state and looks like a packing room not a place
to have fun in! I was lucky enough to teach at the Felt Retreat in
Ballarat for a week as well as workshops in Yeppoon, Bendigo, Drysdale,
Yarragon and in 2 weeks I will be back up to Queensland to the
Whitsundays. Can this really be a job?
Here at home in the studio, I will be teaching the
following classes over the next few months.
Beginners Felt If you are ready to dip your toe in the wool then don't
hesitate! Making felt is a very satisfying pursuit and the results are
Nuno Felting Techniques. This class will enable you
to learn several methods for creating beautiful scarves rather than
just one. It will run for 2 weeks. In Week 1
four methods will be covered where a sample of each will be
achieved. In Week 2 you
can select one of these to make a full size scarf.
continues to be so popular it is amazing how many breeds have evolved!
A 2 week class with plenty of scope for designing your own feathered
- This is a great class where I will be teaching the seamless technique
to create some stunning vessels. You may decide to create a bag,
vessel or other creature instead!
Fantastic Figures - I always love creating images of
the figure. This is a canvas and felt class where we make flat
character dolls for the wall. Loads of fun and always surprising!
ever cheerful Monsters will
also be on the agenda. You can't have too many in my opinion!
A new class Patchwork Felt. This
class is a series of 4 workshops. Understanding colour and pattern will
be the prime focus and how to achieve a stunning piece of wall art will
be our goal. Perfect for the beginner or more advances student. For two
weeks we will create a variety of patterned felts. By week 3 we will
arrange and piece them all together so they are ready to be felted in
Week 4. These pieces are quite large so class size will be limited to 3
Felt Folio 1 must surely be my most popular class. Now into its' 12th
year (golly!) it runs for 5 weeks with a new felting technique each
week. Felto Folios 2 and 3 can also be scheduled after number 1 has
LISTED BELOW ARE THE DATES
Collage Birds 12th and
19th (2 week class)
Beginners Felt: 14th
20th and 27th (2 week class)