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Mar
10
Sat
Nuno Wet Felting a Scarf @ Rosehaven Yarn Shop
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

3-scarves-may-2013Lesley Snyder, owner of Rosehaven Yarn Shop, will be teaching a you the basics of nuno felting your own shawl in a one day course. Lesley is a fibre artist that was a member of the Arts On Main Gallery art co-op for a number of years and has sold her shawls in the gallery and in her own shop the Galloping Goat Gallery.

Lesley believes in exploring colour and texture when it comes to nuno felting so you will be learning as much as can be squeezed into your workshop. Many different techniques will be discussed and demonstrated so that you can find the one that works best for you.

There will be an hour lunch break when you can visit a local cafe or bring a lunch if you prefer.

Spots are filling up fast so don’t miss out!

May
5
Sat
Nuno Felted Bag Workshop @ Rosehaven Yarn Shop
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nuno Felted Bag Workshop with Chris Hall of Cake Tin Hat
Participants will learn to layout wool fibres and apply various weights of fabric to create the surface pattern design of their own bag. After selecting a style and colours we will design and create our own bag from the finest merino wool and silk fibres using a wet felting resist technique and seamless construction method. By the end of the day each participant will have completed a beautiful heirloom Nuno felted bag which they take home to dry and apply decorative stitching if desired.
Skills required: Some felting experience is required. Felting skills involve everything from delicate hand and finger dexterity to strong physical effort in the arm and shoulder area and requires and a lot of standing. Stamina is essential. Maximum 4 participants.
Materials supplied: Merino wool top, silk fibre, a selection of fabrics, template material, soap, bubble wrap, pool noodle, and other felting tools will be made available.
Students need to bring the following: Two old bath towels, two old hand towels, a bucket, sharp scissors, an apron or a change of top (not necessary but just in case of getting wet). You are also encouraged to bring along some of your own fabrics; silks, cottons, linens and scarves (vintage or otherwise) to help you to learn which fabric will felt with wool.
The class is from 9 am to 5 pm with an hour break for lunch.  Bring a lunch or visit one of our local cafes which are all close by.

 

The cost will be $145.00 plus HST (this includes materials).
Call Rosehaven Yarn Shop at 613-476-9092 between 10 and 5 to pay for your workshop and hold your spot.
 Contact caketinhats@gmail.com for any questions.