If you are unable to come to the classes listed I can schudule an individual class with you and/or a small group. See Individual/small classes for more information.
All materials for adult classes are included in the cost of workshops and classes. Scroll down for class descriptions.
Discover the art of Nuno felting, a technique that bonds loose merino wool roving to sheer silk chiffon or gauze fabric. Lay down the wool roving on the silk gauze and add soapy water. Through gentle pressure and agitation techniques, matt, condense, and press together merino wool fibers with silk gauze to permanently bond the roving to the silk gauze. Bring old towels to class.
Learn three popular silk painting approaches: resist(like batik), watercolor method, and working with salt and alcohol on silk (which creates beautiful starbursts and dynamic patterns). We’ll mix colors and fix dyes, then discuss alternative silk-painting products and dyes and then steam- or heat-set your work. You’ll create a painting on a square stretcher frame and then apply your new skills to create a scarf. Wear old clothes or a smock. All silk and dyes will be provided. A handout will be given out to continue your skills as a silk painter.