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Felting Workshop #1 A Review of 3-D Felting Methods & Possibilities: Adorable Pomegranate Pincushion or Brooch, A 1-Day Hybrid Workshop

July 28, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Jorie Johnson, Instructor | Friday, July 28, 2023 | 9:30 am – 4:00 pm PST

LIVE Location: WSNF’s Slow Fiber Studio Annex, Berkeley, CA | 

REMOTE Students: Online via ZOOM

REGISTER LIVE REGISTER ONLINE BECOME A MEMBER

 

Let’s get together and review materials and strategies to manipulate fine wool fiber into charming 3-D shapes, in this case a felt brooch or a useful pincushion for your studio! We hope to make one of each item if not more.  

This first in a sequence of four felting workshops is for beginners. It’s also a great workshop for reviewing basic and foundational felting methods.

Class format: 1 hour instructions and demos at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 2 p.m. (lunch at 12:30 – 1:30). At these designated times, students will be expected to stop working to listen and observe Jorie’s instructions. The rest of the time will be set aside for practice and Q&A while practicing.

Workshop Registration Info

Workshop fee: $375 (WSNF members $300) Plus a materials fee paid directly to the instructor. WSNF members: Look for the member’s DISCOUNT CODE on your member’s dashboard.

Recordings of Jorie’s instructions for the day will be available to review afterwards on SlowFiberTV (SFTV). After the workshop, go to SFTV to rent, free of charge, a streamed recording of this workshop for 90 days to review the workshop for additional practice! The code for free rental will be emailed to you upon completion of the workshop.

Materials and Equipment List, LIVE & ONLINE STUDENTS

(Resources for online shops will be available in the registration confirmation email.)

General List:

(Please base amounts on the size of your project.)

-2 x hand towels,

-sharp pointed scissors, small sewing kit (pins, tape measure, needle & thread, marker pen, notebook, etc.)

-2 x soft plastic hand-size bags for rubbing surfaces

-small chunk of soap

-felting solution applicator (plastic bottle with shower top or holes punched in cap), small shampoo

-light plastic sheet 15 x 15 inches for rolling work in

-1/2~1 inch diam. rolling rod (pvc pipe, dowel, stainless)

-Additional useful item (if you own): a digital scale for dyes (We will measure small quantities in grams.)

Workshop #1 List: 

Wool Fiber & Design Materials & Findings

-We will use small plastic resists (diameter of 5 in/12 cm) to facilitate the
3-D pin (cushion) form. An example of a resist material is 1-2 mm thick
foam sheeting used for packing material, or I use a 3-layered bubblewrap
product with flat surfaces on both sides.

-Merino wool:

  • Flower Brooch= 8g; 
  • Pin cushion base= 12g; 
  • Both require 1g flower petal accent
  • Try several color combinations at home, ex. Bright petal, darker base, lighter petal, same darker tone base

 

-Light weight, open weave wool tweed, check, or veil fabric to use as flower center design or novelty yarn may be substituted

-4 – 5g polyester batting as fill for pin cushion

-Pin back(s) (typical craft store metal pin back)

-Small piece of “label size” ribbon to cover pin back

Details

Date:
July 28, 2023
Time:
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Felting Workshop #1 A Review of 3-D Felting Methods & Possibilities: Adorable Pomegranate Pincushion or Brooch, A 1-Day Hybrid Workshop

Jorie Johnson, Instructor | Friday, July 28, 2023 | 9:30 am – 4:00 pm PST

LIVE Location: WSNF’s Slow Fiber Studio Annex, Berkeley, CA | 

REMOTE Students: Online via ZOOM

REGISTER LIVE REGISTER ONLINE BECOME A MEMBER

 

Let’s get together and review materials and strategies to manipulate fine wool fiber into charming 3-D shapes, in this case a felt brooch or a useful pincushion for your studio! We hope to make one of each item if not more.  

This first in a sequence of four felting workshops is for beginners. It’s also a great workshop for reviewing basic and foundational felting methods.

Class format: 1 hour instructions and demos at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 2 p.m. (lunch at 12:30 – 1:30). At these designated times, students will be expected to stop working to listen and observe Jorie’s instructions. The rest of the time will be set aside for practice and Q&A while practicing.

Workshop Registration Info

Workshop fee: $375 (WSNF members $300) Plus a materials fee paid directly to the instructor. WSNF members: Look for the member’s DISCOUNT CODE on your member’s dashboard.

Recordings of Jorie’s instructions for the day will be available to review afterwards on SlowFiberTV (SFTV). After the workshop, go to SFTV to rent, free of charge, a streamed recording of this workshop for 90 days to review the workshop for additional practice! The code for free rental will be emailed to you upon completion of the workshop.

Materials and Equipment List, LIVE & ONLINE STUDENTS

(Resources for online shops will be available in the registration confirmation email.)

General List:

(Please base amounts on the size of your project.)

-2 x hand towels,

-sharp pointed scissors, small sewing kit (pins, tape measure, needle & thread, marker pen, notebook, etc.)

-2 x soft plastic hand-size bags for rubbing surfaces

-small chunk of soap

-felting solution applicator (plastic bottle with shower top or holes punched in cap), small shampoo

-light plastic sheet 15 x 15 inches for rolling work in

-1/2~1 inch diam. rolling rod (pvc pipe, dowel, stainless)

-Additional useful item (if you own): a digital scale for dyes (We will measure small quantities in grams.)

Workshop #1 List: 

Wool Fiber & Design Materials & Findings

-We will use small plastic resists (diameter of 5 in/12 cm) to facilitate the
3-D pin (cushion) form. An example of a resist material is 1-2 mm thick
foam sheeting used for packing material, or I use a 3-layered bubblewrap
product with flat surfaces on both sides.

-Merino wool:

  • Flower Brooch= 8g; 
  • Pin cushion base= 12g; 
  • Both require 1g flower petal accent
  • Try several color combinations at home, ex. Bright petal, darker base, lighter petal, same darker tone base

 

-Light weight, open weave wool tweed, check, or veil fabric to use as flower center design or novelty yarn may be substituted

-4 – 5g polyester batting as fill for pin cushion

-Pin back(s) (typical craft store metal pin back)

-Small piece of “label size” ribbon to cover pin back