"Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do."  ~ Rumi

FELT SO RIGHT: Fiber Art by Dawn Edwards



INTERNATIONAL FELT ARTISTS... WORKSHOPS IN MICHIGAN



Workshop: 'Felt Fantastic'
with Instructor,
 Nicola Brown of Ireland
May 9 and 10, 2014

Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Hosted by: Dawn Edwards, Michigan


Please email:
dawn@feltsoright.com
for registration form & materials list


Skill Level:
Basic felting skills an advantage, but total beginners are very welcome too! 

Class Description: During this fun two-day felting workshop participants will design and create their own unique and beautiful wearable, functional or decorative piece of fibre art. Some participants may choose to felt a non-functional art piece such as a large vessel, sculpture or wall hanging while others may take the opportunity to work on a large nuno-felt wrap, complex bag or a series of smaller items such as jewellery, a beret or scarf.  Over the course of the two days, there will be time to explore and discover techniques or materials that you may never have considered using in your felting practice, including the tumble dryer method of nuno felting. This technique is wonderful for difficult to felt fabrics and eliminates all the traditional rubbing and rolling. We won't have access to a tumble dryer at the venue but if participants would like to try this technique they are free to lay out a large nuno wrap during day one and get it to the stage where they can bring it home with them and finish it using their own dryer that evening. Nicola will clearly explain the steps to take and it should be possible to full the pieces and have them finished to show off on day two.



 

 

 

 

 


 

A great line up of International instructors in 2014 ... right here in West Michigan. Please plan to join us for one of these fantastic workshops with world renowned instructors, Nicola Brown of Ireland, Martien van Zuilen of Australia, and Charity Van der Meer of The Netherlands.

Workshop:
Treasure Nests:
A heart-FELT Adventure in
Vessels & Sculptural Felts

 with Instructor,
Martien van Zuilen
of Australia 


July 24, 25 and 26, 2014

Location: Plainwell, Michigan

Hosted by: Dawn Edwards, Michigan 

Please email:
dawn@feltsoright.com
for registration form & materials list


Skill Level:
 Basic felting skills are appreciated.

Workshop Description: Learn how to create refined vessels while exploring the textural surface possibilities of handmade 3-D felt. This 3-day class includes technical felt sculpting techniques using wool and novelty fibers, while we also explore felt-specific techniques for surface design and texture. This includes multiple ways of colour blending, shading, using ‘unusual’ fibers, applying simple stitch and incorporating mixed media. Day 3 is an 'advanced' extension of the first 2 days and will incorporate some of Martien’s Felt Jewelry-inspired sculpting techniques. Discover the possibilities through individual projects and creative adventures that aim to expand your skills – the possibilities are endless!





Workshop:
 
Dresses with 
Pleats or Godets’

 Charity Van der Meer 
of the Netherlands

 

Sept. 18, 19 and 20, 2014

Location: Plainwell, Michigan

Hosted by: Dawn Edwards, Michigan 

Please email:
dawn@feltsoright.com
for registration & materials list



Skill Level: Advanced Workshop for experienced feltmakers.

Class Description: In this workshop Charity will offer instruction in how to make beautiful pleated felt dresses. This workshop is for making fashionable and creative dresses or skirts. The focus will be on designing and making a one-piece nuno-felted garment. Students will be working with a very simple, but effective pattern, which will help them develop their own fashion ideas. The emphasis will be on pleating, layering and adding godets to the design. We will be creating very floaty accents which give the garments a dreamy feeling. Students will be allowed to freely use their imagination in their designs. There are possibilities of inserting woven or knitted panels. This workshop is for making fashionable and creative dresses.

You will be making pieces of art and unique garments that come into full expression when worn. These will be days full of surprises.


For more photos, please see Charity's website:  Sharit.net






 


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