Photos from Recent Workshops

I’ve been very remiss lately – not posting photos from my workshops.  It’s a shame as my students are always amazingly creative and produce pieces that deserve to be shown off!  The problem is my good camera has been a little temperamental, so I’ve just been snapping with my phone.  The phone pics don’t really do anyone or anything  justice.  That being said, I decided I needed to throw a few up here.  Just believe me when I say, these pieces are even more spectacular than they photograph.


In January, I taught a nuno-felt stole workshop.  The ladies went crazy with colour and produced some very wearable pieces. 


I hand-dyed pongee silk lengths in pre-selected colour ranges and the students laid merino roving on top to create a deliciously soft and cozy stole.


Everyone had a lot of fun with the silk and bamboo embellishments!



On Sunday, I worked with 8 lovely women at BeadFX to create felted ball beads.  Once they got the technique down there was no stopping them!  We used both wet-felting and needle felting to produce spherical beads that could be used to make a bracelet, a necklace, or earrings. 


I love this combination of blue and lime!


Stephanie made felted balls to co-ordinate with some lovely beads she picked up a the Tucson Bead Show.


These beads in brown, orange and yellow match perfectly with some semi-precious stones from the shop floor.


I loved this chunky take on felted beads.  This student made a string that can be worn as a bracelet or as a necklace – so innovative!


And finally, back in February I did a felted choker class at BeadFX and Carol was kind enough to send me a photo of her finished piece – so beautiful Carol!