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Large Felted Purse

Wet Felt & Needle Felt 

with  Anna Repke

Saturday and Sunday April 2 & 3 2022

9:00 am to 4:00 pm with an hour lunch break

DEADLINE FOR SIGN UP IS Thursday March 24, 2022

          (Workshop size min 6)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $195

           Materials: $40  instructor on day of workshop

            Students should Bring: 2 towels and wear

            comfortable clothes that can get can get wet.

Description:

  You will learn how to make a large landscape felted purse. Approximately 13" x 14".   With the skills you learn from this class, you will be able to go to the moon!  You will learn how to wet felt, needlefelt, landscape design and how to create a one piece vessel.  (A purse in this case)  Bring your imagination and ambition for a great two days of creating.

I will do a demonstration at the end of how to create a large tote that is sewn together.

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Be aware that there is a fair amount of rolling and rubbing using your arms and hands.

 

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Anna started out as an oil painter, but the toxic fumes just proved too much and that was the end of painting!  Raising kids and Border Collies became the focus.  She was here at the WI Sheep and Wool Festival competing in the sheep herding part and  sold a dog to a fiber artist, Gale.  

Later, Gale taught her about felting and so when the discovery of ”painting” with wool was made, it soon turned into a passion!  Now the kids are raised and the Art Shows, Workshops and Classes across the country have taken over. 

 

Anna says, ”I never knew what it was to have a passion until this. I haven’t looked back since.  Working with wool has been the most fulfilling creative experience for me, ever.  There is something about the organic quality to the wool.  It has texture, character and life.  The things that can be done with it are endless.” 

Pet Portrait in 2D

Needle Felt 

with  Justine Heinrichs

Saturday March 26 and Sunday March 27

9:00 am to 4:00 pm with an hour lunch break

DEADLINE FOR SIGN UP IS SATURDAY MARCH 12

          (Workshop size min 6)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $225 includes all felting materials

                  Note: portrait frame not included in this workshop.

 

Description:
Have you ever wished you had a portrait of your pet? Here is a chance to learn how to make a realistic portrait using wool. Wool is used as our “paint”. It is a fabulous medium for portraying animals. We will apply the wool using barbed needles stabbing into a wool felt background.  We start with a favorite photo of your furry friend. You’ll be taught how to transfer a usable outline onto a piece of felt, choose and blend colors and different techniques to get different textures. You do not need to have previous experience.

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Here are the details:

 

Participants will learn how to needle felt a realistic portrait from a photo onto a wool felt background. One week or earlier before the class, students are asked to email favorite photos of their subject to instructor. Photos should be a close up of your pet with lots of reflection in the eyes and detail of the nose. On day one, participants will learn how to transfer a meaningful outline onto wool felt. Using a variety of colors and hand blending, we will begin needle felting the eyes and nose. I find that once the eyes are done the soul of the work is apparent and calls for the piece to be completed. Day two will focus on the ears and filling out the muzzle and the rest of the work. 

 

Skills taught:

  • Transferring a basic outline from a photo onto a felt background 

  • Techniques using felting needle and wool to paint a 2D portrait

  • Using a photo in various ways as a reference guide

  • Mixing wool of different colors to obtain wool of a precise color or color combination 

  • Seeing each individual color of a photo separate from its overall effect 

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Knit and Felt Your Hat

Summer Workshop date to be determined

Contact Lost Art Studio for a private or to arrange a group lesson

    

          (Workshop size min 6 and max. 10)

           Instructor: Dorothy Schutte

           Cost: $50 plus materials

 

Some knitting experience required.

If you are new to knitting, sign up for the Beginning knitting class

                

This workshop begins with knitting  a very oversized hat with wool yarn followed by a felting session where the large knitted blob is transformed into a beautiful hat. At the first meeting you will get the knitting pattern and begin knitting with the yarn specified in the materials list. Two weeks later you will bring your finished knitted hat blob to the workshop to complete the process through felting. You are welcome to come to the regular Lost Art Open studio on Friday or Saturday to get any help or questions answered about the knitting process.

 

Date to be determined Knitting Materials:

-Size 11 24"circular knitting needles

-Size 11 double pointed needles

 -310 yards 14 ply wool yarn- Brown Sheep Wool or New Zealand Wool Pak

           New Zealand Wool Pak can be purchased through Paradise Fibers.

           or purchased from instructor ($25/310 yd skein).

           You can choose to purchase white yarn and dye the yarn before knitting

               or dye the completed felted hat in a Paint Your Yarn Dye class

                          

       if you choose to use another wool yarn, check with instructor to be sure it

       will work for this process.

-If desired, you can add a non-wool novelty yarn to knit as an accent for your hat.

       Some yarns will be available the first night, or if you have some of your own


Date to be determined Felting Materials

-Bucket

-Old clothes/apron

-old towels

-wool fiber for accent (optional