Current Workshop Offerings

Collage Nuno Felt Scarf

Participants have fun piecing together various silk remnants with merino wool, and wet felting them into a new art statement accessory.  This is a 6 hour (one day) class.

Textural Hat Making

Choose from several different styles of hat and various colors of wool. Decorate your art hat with textural fabrics, yarns and silk fibers.  This is a 6 hour (one day) class.

Circular Vest

The most versatile vest I make, this can be worn at least four different ways (see retail page for demonstration) In this one day class, participants create a vest in colors of their choice. This is a 6  hour (one day) class.

Gypsy Vest

The perfect transition from making scarves and shawls into clothing. This design is created flat, in one day. This is a 6 hour (one day) class.

3-D Nuno Felt Vest

Learn about garment construction and using a resist pattern. Some prior Nuno felt experience recommended. This is a 2-day workshop.

Stained Glass Shawl

If you enjoy puzzles, you will love this class. Participants cut up rainbow dyed silk gauze, then piece it together using a mosaic Nuno felt technique. This is a one-day class.

Stained Glass Tunic

Taking this method to a new level by adding resist pattern making. Participants will take home a pattern in their size, along with a tunic that fits. This is a 2-day workshop.

Snakeskin Poncho

Participants learn a tape resist technique used to produce this simulated snakeskin poncho. There are several color theme kits to choose from. This is a 4-day workshop.

Mosaic Nuno Felt Coat

The holy grail of my workshops, participants learn coat pattern making, seamless garment creation and finishing techniques. This is a 4-day workshop.

Nuno with Pre-felt

Participants learn 4 or 5 different ways to use pre-felt when designing with Nuno. Take home a set of samplers using various techniques. This is a one day class.

Fingerless Gloves, aka texting gloves. Each participant comes away with a pair of gloves that fit them, of their own design. This is a half-day class.

Art Dolls are as much therapeutic as they are fun! Bring an art doll to life in this one day workshop. Participants learn to sculpt a doll head with a felting needle, paint watercolor "makeup," and finish by dressing and adorning your Art Doll. 

Art Vest is the perfect follow up to the sampler series. Textural, whimsy, or classy--it's up to you, the designer. Created flat, this is a one day class.

Trellis Shawl is a beginner project that turns out lovely because the silk and roving are hand-painted to match beautifully. This is a half-day class.

Sampler Series is an adventure in textural Nuno felt techniques--from simulated animal skins to roses and ruffles, we will entrap beads, learn mosaics and create raised shapes. Participants will come away with six 10”x 10” samplers, printed instructions, and skills to use in creating unique felted accessories and garments. Many examples will be shared. This is a 5 hour (one day) class.

Demystifying Resists felt samplers. Participants learn how to use open, closed and layered resists while creating five mini 3-D projects. Learn felted seams, including a discussion on pattern making. This is a one-day class.

Felted Flowers brighten up anyone's day. They can be created with stems, or as pins (shown).  Many colors for participants to play with.  This is a half-day class.

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