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Beginners... Intermediate... Advanced.
Jill Gully is an experienced and skilled instructor in the felting arts. Students will leave her practical, hands-on workshops with completed projects and a wealth of creative ideas for the future. These classes are excellent for learning specialized techniques, practical garments, art to wear, or just plain fun.
- Beginning felters learning the ancient craft for the first time
- Experienced felters interested in learning new techniques
- Fiber artists interested in art to wear or other skills
- Quilting artists interested in a new technique
- Doll makers who want to make doll faces, bodies, or clothing
- Artists interested in a new medium
Are you interested??? Contact us to request a workshop in your area.
Come to Colorado to visit us. Jill also conducts private classes. We are located Coaldale, Colorado which is in the beautiful Arkansas River Valley between Salida and Canon City.
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 Class)
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
Take felt making to the ultimate level. Submerge yourself in sumptuous silks, yummy yarns and fabulously fine fibers to create felt scarves and wraps that demand to be touched. Explore the latest products made especially for fiber artists interested in superior surface design.
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
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"I enjoyed the workshop very much, and the gossamer felt part was my favorite, I think. I have made two pieces so far, and I have ideas for some hats too."--MH
"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