Felting Fundamentals
(Jun 11 - 13 or Sep 6 - 8, 2019)

If you've a love of fibres and you're looking to explore the possibilities offered by creative play, this retreat is for you.  

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Fuelled by its vibrant colours, unique look, and immediacy of process, felting has seen a recent resurgence in the fibre arts.  An incredibly versatile medium, felting offers new and playful ways of working with fibres. This hands-on retreat will introduce you to, or strengthen, your felting skills.

 Objectives: During this retreat, you will:

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  • Come to understand the mechanics of felting

  • Develop confidence in choosing and using materials and processes

  • Master the basics of making a range of beautiful felted objects

  • Produce a delightful collection of finished objects

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Techniques: We will cover how to make cords, balls, and points, how to use resists to make bowls, purses, and pockets, and how to make texture with objects (shibori felting)

Skill Level: This class is best suited to beginner or intermediate level felters. Emphasis will be on the technical skills needed to produce useful high quality objects of art.  

Costs: This retreat costs $290.  All materials are provided. 

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