Felted Vessels and Bowls with Finn Wool

Date/Time: Thursday, January 18, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Leslie Granbeck
Move over merino! Discover the subtle beauty of Finn Wool in its natural earthy colors. Known for its luster and excellent felting capabilities, Finn is the perfect wool for strong, sculptural vessels and bowls. Explore the fascinating art of 3-dimensional seamless feltmaking while creating a beautiful and functional work of art. Students say: “They look like pottery,” “Perfect in my mid-century home,” “Will make more!” $25 materials fee, payable to instructor, includes all fibers and supplies. Bring from home: 2-3 hand towels, 1 old bath towel, sharp scissors, a plastic bag to carry home wet items and a bag lunch. Optional: apron.

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Nuno Felted Table Runner or Wall Hanging

Date/Time: Saturday, February 10, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Leslie Granbeck
Felt a beautiful table runner or wall hanging using wool from local sheep. Learn to layer naturally colored fibers on a base of silk, then add texture and color with a variety of embellishing techniques, including silk paper you make in class. Add your own creative touches for a one-of-a-kind accessory. $25 material fee includes all fibers and supplies and is payable to instructor.

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Ply-Split Braided Basket

Date/Time: 2 Fridays, February 2 & 9, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Louise French
In contrast to most basket techniques, in ply split braiding the elements pass through one another rather the over and under them. This technique offers a variety of color and structure choices that are difficult to achieve with other materials. In the first session, you will learn the basics and begin a basket. You will do some work outside of class to complete your project, and on the second session we will address any problems or questions.

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All About Patterns

Date/Time: Thursday, February 1, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Tressa Sularz
In this workshop you’ll twine a piece of your own design. We’ll discuss, and instructor will demonstrate, various twining techniques; half-turn twining, full-turn twining, triple twining. This image is a sample of just a few twining techniques, and some possibilities. The patterns will be about color combinations that you choose. A variety of colors will be available. This class is open to all levels of experience. Some twining experience is helpful. Bring scissors and a bag lunch.

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