I took a trip to BeadFX last week and brought along some of my felted jewellery to show off while I was there. One thing led to another and they decided they would like to have my offer a workshop – Create a Felted Necklace. I’m super-excited to expand my teaching venues to include BeadFX andcan’t wait to meet some new felt-inspired students on the 27th of July!
Almost summer and so, so busy!
I spent the last month putting the final touches on all the items I had on offer for my first Art In the Park sale at Neilson Park Creative Centre. Despite the blistering heat, the sale was a great success and many of my items found loving new homes! I especially enjoyed speaking with people about felt… its history, its versatility, its potential. There is so much interest and fascination with this not-so-new, but novel medium. I’m anticipating full houses in my up-coming workshops. I haven’t listed dates yet, as the promotional materials haven’t been distributed, but as soon as the dates are confirmed in print, I will post them here as well.
And please don’t be shy to enquire about private or small-group tuition. There are a few small group sessions forming and depending on your personal skill level and interest, there may be one for you. I’ve done a couple of private sessions since last I blogged. One of particular note was a wonderful session with Eva Katz, a very talented visual artist looking to expand her material base. We spent a delightful day takng about art and our creative visions. Eva’s first felted tapestry is exquisite! I can’t wait to see where she takes her new-found love of felt and fibre art!
And the big news is… I will be teaching at Creativefest this fall at the Metro Convention Centre! I am very excited to announce that my felted vessel workshop will be on offer during the event. I’m really looking forward to working with creative individuals from all over Canada and helping them create some felted magic.
I will also have Fall and Winter offerings at Neilson Park and the dates will be announced soon.
My felted vessel kits are also now officially available. I have several made up and ready to go but I can also put together kits with custom colour requests. All kits are $25.00. They will be posted on Etsy any day now – I’m just figuring out the best way to photograph the colour options.