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Beginners... Intermediate... Advanced.
felters learning the ancient craft for the first
Are you interested??? Contact us to request a workshop in your area. Or...come to Texas to visit us. Jill also conducts private classes.
Beginner - Intermediate Felting Projects
Felting techniques for the beginner or intermediate felter.
Numerous small projects will be completed in this full-day class. A decorated felt ball will demonstrate the use of both felting needles and the wet-felting technique. Pre-felted inlays will be made and incorporated into a basic flat felt piece. Embossed felt will be made and utilized to make a small felt pouch. Gossamer felt technique will be taught to make a sample piece in which silk will be utilized for surface design.
Felted Vessel (Half-Day
Using the resist method, a 6-inch tall felted vessel will be constructed using dyed merino wool. This project will demonstrate the technique of felting around an existing vessel such as a glass jar in order to create a basic hood. Using a second vessel as a mold, the felt will be stretched over until dry to create the finished form. Application of stiffener paste will be addressed and utilized as time permits. Beginner and intermediate felters welcome.
Elegant Felt -- Sumptuous Surfaces
Gossamer Scarf (One-Day Class)
Using fine merino wool, a
featherweight felt scarf will be completed in
this full-day workshop. Emphasis
will be on layout technique for fine felt, as well as the use of silk,
viscose and other embellishments for design work.
Students will learn how to make straight edges with ease.
Participants must have prior felting experience for this class.
Students must bring: 2
old towels, a permanent felt marker, tape measure or yardstick, water bottle
with pull-up cap, iron (if possible)
‘Bearly’ Felted (Half-Day Class)
Beginner and intermediate felters will enjoy making these small bears. Using the wet-felting method along with assistance from the felting needle, these small bears will be made from merino/corriedale batts in several colors. Students will learn tips on creating the features that bring the bears to life. Felted vests will be made keep the bears warm.
Advanced Felting Techniques. Explore various advanced techniques and projects
Felt Greeting Cards
Scarf Workshop at
Outback Fibers studio
"I came home very inspired from your great workshop. In fact I have been felting all day, making hats. I now dream about felting and get very frustrated when my ideas don't come out successfully but I am getting more proficient each creation."--PB
"Thanks so much for coming up to San Francisco. I had a wonderful time! If you ever plan to teach up this way again, let me know. In the meanwhile, I hope to place some wool orders in the future! Thanks again and I thought you were a wonderful instructor and person!"--NC
"What would the cost be for you to comeand do more workshops etc?"--EG
"Hi Jill.............i really enjoyed the workshop and so did the rest of my gang."--LH
Box 55, Coaldale, CO 81222
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