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To register for any of these classes, you need to print the registration form and mail it in with a check or your VISfA/MC info for the amount of the instruction fee only. Materials fees will be collected at the time of class.

You may sign up at the store as well, but no sign up is taken over the phone as we require the filled out registration form.

If you are interested in a workshop here and don't live in the area (my felting classes have drawn participants from all over this country and Canada), ...

you can find a list of some hotels/accommodations here.

I have no vested interest in any of them, but offer them as a guide for some options to those that are close by. Of course you can also check airbnb, hotel.com, etc.

The store is about 4 miles from the Burlington airport (it is really small, but international and easy to get in and out of!). I can usually pick participants up and get them back there before and after a class so a car rental isn't necessary. And if you stay in one of the accommodations really nearby (Fairfield Inn, Marriot Suites, Catamoung B&B) I can also get you back and forth to class for.

In the past, some participants who wanted to see a bit of New England and have a car anyway, have found better airline deals by flying into either Albany NY (3 hours drive), Manchester NH (2.5 hour drive), and even Montreal Canada (1.5 hour drive).

 

Be sure to check out our Events page for other gatherings of interest

 

Felting Workshops with Katia Mokeyeva -July & August 2016

I'm excited to be able to bring Yekaterina Mokeyeva here for a week in August 2016 for the following 3 felting workshops. You can learn more about this artist from her website

If you decide to join us for one or more of her classes and are coming from afar (i.e. need to book a plane ticket), PLEASE do not book airfare or distant travel until you have heard from us that your spot is confirmed (in the past, I've had people book their flight before I even received their mailed registration for a class that was full already!).

I update the website only once per week, so if the class fills on a Saturday and I don't update it until Tuesday, you may be misled to thinking there is still space in the workshop if you look at the site on Monday.

The Hooded Vest and the Goddess Shawl classes are being held at the Old Brick Church (2 blocks from here) so that everyone has a couple tables to themselves and lots of elbow room!

Textures of the Forest will be held here at the store (since they are smaller projects).

Felted Vest with Katia Mokeyeva- Newly Scheduled!!! Full

Thurs - Sat July 28, 29 and 30th 9-5

No...you're not seeing double! :)

Yes....this is the same workshop as noted below that I've had posted for a few months but that has been full. Because I had a waitlist and Katia was available a few days early, I have scheduled a second Hooded Felt Vest class. The waitlisted people had first dibs and have taken most of the available spaces, but there are 2 spots open in it (as of 6/14, anyway!). Please note that this workshop is Thursday - Sat July 28 - 30, so BEFORE the originally scheduled one which is listed above.

In this workshop, you will create a seamless vest with a hood or a big collar. You will begin by creating a pattern for the garment, based on individual measurements.

Next, you will work on the idea for the details in the surface design. The final stage will be the nuno-felting of the garment, the use of decorative techniques and the creation of smooth color transitions, as well as all finishing touches. Students will create exciting effects (with the use of a sander or without) during this workshop.

Skill level: intermediate to advanced.

Price for 3 days of instruction: $450

This workshop will be held at the Old Brick Church, two blocks from the store

Felted Vest with Katia Mokeyeva- This Workshop is FULL, but taking names for waitlist

Monday - Wednesday August 1-3, 2016 9-4 each day Class limit - 12 Check back for more pictures of vests....coming soon...and be sure to click thru to her website/facebook page (see link above) to see more of her work!

In this workshop, you will create a seamless vest with a hood or a big collar. You will begin by creating a pattern for the garment, based on individual measurements.

Next, you will work on the idea for the details in the surface design. The final stage will be the nuno-felting of the garment, the use of decorative techniques and the creation of smooth color transitions, as well as all finishing touches. Students will create exciting effects (with the use of a sander or without) during this workshop.

Skill level: intermediate to advanced.

Price for 3 days of instruction: $450

This workshop will be held at the Old Brick Church, two blocks from the store.

Goddess Shawl with Katia Mokeyeva (workshop is full)

Thursday & Friday August 4 & 5th, 2016 9 - 4 each day Class limit - 12

Check out her website for other pictures (link above) of the types of shawls she creates


In this class, we create a wrap that actually sits on the shoulders and stays in place, all while looking beautiful. We will learn how to make and combine different layouts in order to create a soft and strong felted fabric that drapes wonderfully and holds its shape where needed. We will study various surface techniques, and the way to compose with different colors and textures to yield a complete, harmonious piece.
This class is suitable for beginner to intermediate felt makers.

Price: $350

This workshop will be held at the Old Brick Church, two blocks from the store

 

Textures of the Forest with Katia Mokeyeva - workshop is full

Saturday & Sunday August 6 & 7th, 2016 9-4 each day

Check out her website for other pictures (link above)

Students will be creating summer cuffs and small light scarves. Katia will bring a lot of samples with her. Each student will create at least two different lightweight and fun designs with the use of different nuno-felting and felting techniques. You will learn how to work with small detailed designs, thin prefelts, contrasting colors, accenting threads, various textures, free form edges, how to incorporate different fibers, lace and fabrics to come up with elegant and fun accessories. Students will learn the technique of using a sander during this workshop.

Price : $275

This workshop will be held at the store.

Seamless Nuno Tunic with Linda Veilleux Sat & Sunday Oct 22 & 23rd 10 -- 5 both days

Join Linda for a full 2 days and design and felt a sleeveless tunic. You'll learn the fundamentals of the technique and also get lots of guidance on various embellishments you might like to add yourself. This photo shows a very simple asymmetric design that a previous student in Linda's class made.

I also have a photo of the group from the last class, who added lots of embellishments to the basic tunic design shown above. I can't find that photo right now (May 26th) but check back this weekend! I know its in /on one of my devices!

Anyway the last group had fun and I've seen just about all of them since and they wear their designs often!

So join Linda for 2 great days of expert felting and clothing (Linda is a couture seamstress as well, even tho' this technique doesn't require sewing, that expertise comes in handy for getting a perfect fit!).

Instruction fee: $300

 

Workshops with Shelley Jones

March 24th - 26th 2017

 

Felted Lidded Vessels Shelley Jones Sat and Sun Mar 25th and 26th 10 - 5

In this two-day workshop we will be working with resists to make a small lidded vessel. You will use fine merino wool roving and hand manipulation to make a decorative vessel body and lid. Shelley will guide you thru experimentation and exploration of using prefelts and yarn or wool for surface design and embellishment. She will have various samples of different shapes of vessels and lid designs to help you decide on a design.

This class will use a resist method for felting the vessel and is suitable for intermediate felters.

Instruction fee for 2 full days: $275.00

 

 

 

 

Felted Bangles with Shelley Jones Friday Mar 24th 10 - 5

Whether you are new to felting and consider yourself a beginner or you have quite a bit of felting under your belt but want to explore some new appraoches to surface design, join Shelley for this fun class and explore some new techniques. Shelley will guide you thru the design and execution of a fun felted body adornment. She will share with you various ways of adding flaps and attachments to a basic bangle shape, using resists as well as hand manipulation of the wool fibers. Imaginative use of color, texture and contour will inspire your effort. You will also explore embellishing techniques with handstitching. Working on a small piece allows you to really explore these design elements and complete a piece. And then with what you learn making cuffs and/or bangles with Shelley can be applied to all your felting work - whether garments, jewelry, vessels or sculpture!

This class is suitable for beginners as well as seasoned felters wanting to explore more surface design techniques.

Instruction fee: $95

Sculptural Felt with Marjolein Dallinga Fri - Sun Dec 2, 3, and 4th (filling pretty quickly -7/12-3 spots left)

Every time Marjolein offers a sculptural class it is different! And each time that I've seen the results from her classes they have been totally different and amazing!

But it isn't just about the outcome when you take a workshop with Marjoleni . Her workshops are as much about the "process" as the "outcome" and her unique approach to guiding you thru an exploration of felting sculpture teaches you much about color, design, technique and structure. Everyone LOVED her workshop here last year. And since I had to turn so many away at the time, I thought I'd bring her back so more lucky felters can experience her class!

So treat yourself to a little respite from the pre-holiday frenzy. Be one with the felt for 3 relaxing and creative days! Join the "experience"!

She'll be sending me some new photos and a more specific writeup for this class, but in the meantime, I've posted this so you can plan ahead!

Class size limited to 10.

Instruction fee: $375.00

 

Workshops with Maria Friese

July 2017!

Maria Friese comes from the South-west of France near Toulouse. Her studio is situated in view of the Pyrenees: inspiration which feeds her designs in felt. Maria pushes this organic medium to it's boundaries by calculating and creating geometrically accurate forms. Her monumental piece ‘Cycle’,  a large wall hanging inspired by macro images of moss and seed capsules,  won her the ‘Young Designer Contest 2013’ from the prestigious organisation Atelier d’Arts de France.

As an experienced textile designer Maria will guide participants in each workshop with her knowledge and experiences in the design process.

She will give you precious tips how to improve your felt work for creating firm and high quality felt art.

 

poeticsurfacePoetic Surface Design - 2 day workshop, Sat and Sunday July 15 & 16, 2017 10 - 5

In this two day workshop you will explore possibilities of creating poetic surface design for accessories or wall art. You will get an insight into the basis of surface-design concerning contrasts, colours and positioning of motifs to obtain a balanced surface. By working out a small personal pattern collection you will explore different techniques to create motifs and reliefs by using templates, pre-felt, nuno techniques, felt-needles or embroidery.

Instruction fee (includes lunch): $275.00

 

 

greenvesselwindowvesselSymmetrical Felt Vessels/3-D sculptures 3 day workshop, Wed - Friday July 12, 13 & 14th 2017 10 - 5

In this three day workshop for experienced feltmakers you will explore possibilities of creating symmetrical felt vessels/3-D sculptures with a poetic touch. You will learn how to develop your  very own designs for individual 3d vessel forms without any seams through sketches and surface samples. Based on this you will calculate and work out your template which allows beautiful symmetrical forms.

Instruction fee (includes lunch): $425

 

Felt Hat Workshop - Online

Running May 8th - Oct 15th

For more information and to register, check out this page.

Nota Bene: You must prepay to confirm your spot in a class. Fees paid to confirm a spot are NOT refundable if you, for any reason, cannot attend. If the class is cancelled by the teacher or store, then a full refund will be issued. Don't register unless you are sure you can participate, but don't delay since most classes fill quickly. In the event you sign up and can't make the class, you are welcome to send someone in your spot, but you are responsible for finding your replacement and making whatever financial arrangements between yourselves.