Felting Faces Workshop

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Felting Faces – The Parrot Lady with Kimberly Pulli

Call us with questions 1- 877-665-5790

Date: July 19-21, 2018
Time: 9am- 4pm Thursday- Saturday

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: LIVING FELT 14121 W. Hwy 290, Bldg 2A Austin, TX 78737

Materials Fee: $0
The shop is supplying all of the wool for this project, over 13oz of fine Merino top, plus embellishment and textural fibers, use of shop tools.

Skill Level for this Workshop: Suitable for all levels, some wet felting experience very helpful. We will be rolling our felt which requires some physical exertion. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes.

Workshop Description:

“Felting Faces” using nuno, wet and needle felting techniques. We will have fun felting a flat piece featuring the Parrot Lady together, which consists of merino wool, MC-1, silk, yarn, nepps and hankies.
Kimberly will share with you all of her techniques for creating these beautiful works of art in wool. Together, the participants will felt “The Parrot Lady”. Techniques learned from this project will support
your future artworks and explorations. At the end of the class, Kimberly will be draw a name and one of the students will take home the artwork Kimberly made in the class!

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Eco Printing Workshop

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Eco Printing Workshop: with Dawn Edwards of Felt So Right

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Date: June 15-16, 2018
Time: FRI & SAT 9am – 4pm
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: LIVING FELT 14121 W. Hwy 290, Bldg 2A Austin, TX 78737

Materials Fee: $0
Free habotai or chiffon yardage provided by shop
Students may purchase silk scarves or yardage and felt yardage from the shop.
Students may bring silk fabrics and felted object(s) to print onto.
*See workshop calendar if you wish to come felt an item before this class with the intent of eco-printing it.

Eco-Printing – Combining Felt and Nature
If you are not familiar with eco-printing, also known as botanical printing, it quite simply refers to leaves and plant matter that print when bundled and simmered for a period of time. Eco-printing differs from ‘natural dyeing’…while both use natural plant materials, natural dyeing more commonly results in a fabric being dyed in one particular color. With eco-printing, you will actually see the wonderful leaf prints on your piece. Eco-printing is gaining in popularity all around the world…Come and find out why.

Using simple, natural plant materials, we will transform our felt through the extraction of color using eco-dyeing techniques, a method discovered by Textile Artist India Flint. Dawn will bring along a selection of eco-printed samples for participants to study and she’ll explain how she achieved the results. We’ll discuss bundling methods and then we’ll move on to wrapping our own felt bundles. Once wrapped, the bundles will be heated for several hours to aid the release of colors from the leaf matter.

As, this is an introduction to eco-printing in a condensed format, our focus will be printing on felt. After our felt pieces go into the pot and while our bundles are simmering, you may wish to bundle a couple of undyed silk or silk/wool blend scarves (heavier weight silks, such as Habotai, print better than lighter weight silks). If we have enough pots/burners to accommodate all of the bundles, we’ll add these pieces to the pot, and if not, you will be able to take your bundles home to continue your experimentation. We will keep printing until the time and pot space runs out.

Note from Dawn: Please remember, only protein fibers will be suitable for this workshop (silk and wool both being protein fibers). Cotton/linen, etc. are cellulose fibers and require a different approach, so won’t work for this process.

Day 1:
Get familiar with the eco printing process and results using the plants brought and gathered to this workshops. Day one is a great day to print on felt yardage for placemats and/or table runners or to use in other projects.

Day 2:
Building on the results and discoveries from day one, print onto hand felted items. Bring your own thin nuno felt scarves, lap top sleeve, hat, small purse or blouse/tunic.
Keep in mind the projects cannot be overly large so that there is room in the pots for everyone. Folded width should be 12″ or smaller. If you are uncertain or have questions – call the shop.

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Woodsy Forest Vessel Felting Workshop

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Wet Felting a Woodsy Forest Vessel with Dawn Edwards

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Date: June 14th, 2018 Thursday
Time: 9am- 4pm

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: LIVING FELT 14121 W. Hwy 290, Bldg 2A Austin, TX 78737

Materials Fee: $0
Includes wool, embellishment and textural fibers, use of shop tools.

Skill Level for this Workshop: Suitable for all levels. We will be rolling our felt which requires some physical exertion. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes.

Workshop Description:

Come and create a beautiful wet-felted forest floor inspired vessel. We will explore methods of creating great visual interest through a fabulous, highly textured surface. We will form our vessels using a flat resist. Felting with a resist will produce a seamless, hollow shape. Watch as our flat felt pieces become three-dimensional…and woodsy.

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Register Now for Our Felted Doll Retreat

 

Felted Doll Workshop featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Early Bird Registration for this FUN WORKSHOP is Officially Open!

Felting RETREAT – Needle Felting Fantastical Art Dolls
Thurs Mar 23th 10:00am – Sun Mar 26th 10:00am

Marie Spaulding has been needle felting dolls since she first learned to felt. Learn her techniques for making exhibit quality dolls and fantasy characters including pointy noses, ears and lively eyes and hands. Explore wet felting and nuno felting for interesting costumes.

*Students will be free to put their emphasis where desired. If you want to make three heads instead of a full doll, we can support that. If you prefer to spend time on costuming over articulated fingers, you will be supported and coached towards seeing your goals met.
If you want to make a Santa, you can do that! This will be a great opportunity to follow your inspiration. If you prefer to attempt a more abstract doll using found objects, that will be supported also.

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Early Bird Registration JAN 1 thru JAN 31

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*Registration now open to participants wishing to stay offsite.
If you are flying in, call us for assistance with transfers – we can carpool to the B&B so you will not need a rental car.

We hope you can join us this year to learn new things and make new friends!

For Quick & Easy Reference All Year Long, See Our Classes & Events Calendar and our Learn section full of tutorials.

 

Felting Birds Workshop with Jennifer Field

Felting Birds Workshop with Jennifer Field at Living Felt  http://feltingsupplies.livingfelt.com

We had so much fun in our 2 day felting workshop with Jennifer Field of Maine! We learned great tips and techniques that involved wet felting and needle felting. Jennifer brought wonderful copper feet and hand blown glass eyes that she made herself, and everyone left with a truly fabulous creation! The class was hosted at Living Felt in Austin, TX… and it was wonderful to meet everyone! Guests came from California, Ohio, Oklahoma and various parts of Texas. it was a great weekend…enjoy the pics, and if you get a chance to take this class with Jennifer…take it :)!

 

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