Felted Landscape Workshop July 16, 2017

Registration for this Workshop is now “Open”.

(If you wish to be on a wait list or to receive info about upcoming workshops, please email me at tuckamoor@hotmail.com and sign up for my newsletter. 

How to Register:

Please email your Full Name, Phone Number, and number of participants to tuckamoor@hotmail.com.  Please indicate how you would like to pay, preferably by Credit Card, E-transfer or Paypal. If you wish to pay by Cash or cheque please contact me to make arrangements.

I will confirm that space is available. If it says OPEN above, then space should be available.

After payment is received I will send you a receipt confirming your registration. Thank-you!

Class description:

Each participant will make a large felted wool’Painting”,  of a landscape scene ( or flowers, or whatever they wish) of their choice with lots of detail. Using different “painting with wool” techniques, you will be shown various trees, moons, sunsets, northern lights, flowers, and birds or animals.  You will then be shown various ways to mount or use your work of art when you take it home. This workshop is suitable for beginners or experienced felters as your wool painting can be as intricate or as simple as you like. We will be learning both needle felting and wet felting.

Needle Felting: The process of interlocking wool fibres by stabbing it repeatedly with a barbed needle. The barbs catch the scales on the fibre and cause them to tangle and bind together.

Wet Felting: uses water, soap and agitation ( either rubbing or rolling) to interlock and compact wool fibres together.

If you have any questions please email me (Lois) at tuckamoor@hotmail.com.

Anyone can felt!

If you have the dexterity to write or type then you can needle felt! The wet felting part of the workshop requires some elbow grease, but if you have limitations, there is always someone (me!) who can roll your project for you. Felting is a wonderful, beautiful, and useful hobby. The possibilities are limitless and the materials are inexpensive. This is my favorite workshop to teach because the participants are always so pleased with the results. Once you learn the basics of wet felting and needle (or dry) felting there are so many things you can make and do.

This picture is of the results of a previous workshop of mostly beginners and as you see, the results are just wonderful!



Instructor: Lois McDonald-Layden
Level: Beginner- Experienced
Prerequisite: None
Class Size: 6-12

Date: Sunday: July 16, 2017
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Location: Upstairs Boardroom, Hazen Park Centre, 15 Wharf Road, Oromocto, NB
Cost: $95.00- Tax included.  This includes Instruction, Felting kit and supplies. More info below.

Payments: Credit Card, E-transfer, or Paypal. Your registration is not complete until payment is received.  You will receive an email receipt to confirm your registration.

How to register: Please email your Full Name, Phone Number, and number of participants to tuckamoor@hotmail.com.  Please indicate how you would like to pay, preferably by Credit Card, E-transfer or Paypal. If you wish to pay by Cash or cheque please let me know. After payment is received I will send you a receipt confirming your registration.

Other Workshops: If this date does not fit into your schedule, please contact me and I will add your name to the wait list for other dates.

Felting Kit & Supplies Included:

  • Felting Needles
  • Lots of  dyed  merino wool top, prefelt and batting, dyed silk, glitter, wool, curls and other embellishments to choose from to complete your project.
  • During the workshop you will have the opportunity to purchase additional supplies to take home for other projects if you wish.
  • Use of Wet felting supplies and other tools. (Bubblewrap, rollers, soap, spray bottles, etc)
  • Felting soap
  • Lots of Landscape pictures for Inspiration

Students To bring from home (this list will be confirmed by email to each participant before the workshop):

  • 2-3 Bath Towels
  • cushion foam 18″ x 18″ and at least 2″ thick (you can get this at Walmart or Fabricville)
  • an empty clean 1L plastic juice or milk jug with lid
  • 2 pieces of small bubble bubble wrap at least 20″ x 20″ or one big piece. Must be at least 20″ wide.
  • Small sharp scissors
  • a picture or two that you might want to felt. if you have pictures on an Ipad, that can work as well.
  • If you have ever felted or made any kind of art/craft, feel free to bring your work with you for show and tell.
  • Lunch, water, etc.

We will break for lunch from 12 noon- 1 pm.  You are welcome to bring a lunch, or go home for lunch if you live nearby. There are also some places to eat within walking or driving distance. I will be having my lunch at the centre, so that I can answer questions, help out any participants, or just chat.

Policies:

Snow Date: In the event that class has to be cancelled due to poor weather, it will be re-scheduled for the next most suitable Saturday or Sunday that will work for the most participants, usually within 2 weeks.  If I can’t fit you into a workshop that you can attend within 8 weeks, I will refund your money.

Age: This workshop is for adults, but children age 10 and over are welcome to attend if they also have an adult attending with them. Note: The felting needles are sharp and while they wont cause any lasting damage, you may be surprised by the occasional painful poke to one of your fingers as you work.

Refunds: Full refunds will be given up to 14 days before the Workshop date should you discover that you cannot attend.  If you must cancel anytime during the 14 days before a Workshop, please contact me, and we can try to book you into a future workshop.

Accessibility: The room that we will be using at Hazen Park Centre is upstairs and there is no elevator in the building.  This workshop is not wheelchair accessible. I will be holding other workshops in the area in accessible rooms. Please sign up for my newsletter so that you will be notified of any new workshops, or contact me and I will make sure that I host a workshop that you can attend.

Lack of Participants: This workshop will only run if there is a minimum of 6 participants. if there are fewer than 6 participants, full refunds will be issued 7 days before the Workshop.