Nuno Felted Scarf for Spring

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 27, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Leslie Granbeck
Learn a contemporary twist on the traditional art of felt making! Embellish a silk scarf with soft wool fibers to create a beautiful accessory for spring, or just to add a little sparkle to your wardrobe. Choose your color palette of fibers, and then create any design from floral to geometric to abstract. Without knitting or sewing, you’ll create a lovely scarf using a little soapy water and a unique felting technique. Some physical stamina needed for felting classes. $30 materials fee, payable to instructor, includes all fibers and supplies.

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Felted Flowers and Vines

Date/Time: Saturday, June 8, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM *rescheduled date

Leslie Granbeck
Think spring! Create beautiful felted flowers and vines using wool fibers and a little soapy water. Learn to layer additional fibers, like silk and bamboo, for added texture and detail. Make flowers with stems for a bouquet. Pin your flowers on napkin rings or use them to adorn packages. These pretty flowers have a million uses! $20 supply fee, payable to instructor, includes all fibers and supplies.

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Silk Scarf with Bengala Dye

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 1, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Chiaki O’Brien
Let’s be creative and make a “one-of-a-kind” free style Itajime Shibori (clamp) silk scarf with bengala dye, or two! Natural Japanese dye, Bengala dyes are made from soil and are environmentally safe and fun to use. The dye process doesn’t require hot water so it is appropriate for students of all ages. You will find this to be a fun technique, just like playing with mud. You will learn about the history and cultural significance of this unique dye form. You won’t be able to imagine the patterns you are creating when preparing the material. That’s the fun part of this class! You’ll enjoy the experience of “opening up an unexpected present” in the final product. The instructor will prepare some cotton/ silk scarves and shawls for you to choose from. If you have something extra to dye you will be charged a small dye fee. If you have latex allergy, this is not a good class for you as dyes have natural rubber latex in them.

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