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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.” 

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Free Motion Stitch your Small Felted Landscape

with  Anna Repke

TBD

1:00 am to 4:00 pm 

DEADLINE FOR SIGN UP IS TBD

          (Workshop size min 6)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $45

           Materials: $10  instructor on day of workshop includes practice felted pieces.

            Students should Bring their own working sewing machine with the capability to 

             do free motion stitching and black thread.

            Some sewing machines will be available for use during class.

Description:

 Follow up the morning class and learning to Free Motion stitching on your newly felted piece to enhancing the design to the max!

If you didn't take the morning class, Anna will have felted practice pieces for you to practice on and learn the technique.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkins- 3D Felting

with  Justine Heinrichs

Saturday September 24

10:00 am to 2:00 pm 

          (Workshop size min 6)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $75

           Materials: Included in cost of class

 

Description:

Join us Saturday, September 24th to spend the day making Pumpkins with Faces with Justine Heinrichs! This is a Level 1 project suitable for beginners. Experienced felters will have a ball with this one. You will make one pumpkin in class and take home materials to make several more. The cost includes all materials to make several pumpkins.

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Spring Tulips - 2D Felting

with  Mark Aycock

RESCHEDULED again...

Sunday April 2  1:00 - 4:00 pm

          (Workshop size min 6)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $55

           Materials: Included in cost of class

Beginners welcome

Description:

Mark will teach you some very basic needle felting techniques while making this felted sampler that will be framed in a 7" bamboo hoop.

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Mushrooms- 3D Felting

with  Justine Heinrichs

Sunday  March 26 1:00 - 4:00 pm

          (Workshop size min 6)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $55

           Materials: Included in cost of class

 

Description:

Needle Felted Mushrooms!

Come join us in making these whimsical mushrooms with Justine Heinrichs. You will learn 3D needle felting techniques that will be valuable in continuing your needle felting adventures.

This is a Level 1 workshop so absolute beginners are welcome. They are so ridiculously fun to make; experienced felters will have a blast.

All materials will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own small piece of wood for you mushroom, otherwise a small piece will be provided. 

Justine Heinrichs is a musician, teacher and felt artist. She began her felting journey in January 2017 with a tiny owl Woolpet kit and a passion was born. Justine won Best in Show with her wet and needle felted hawk portrait at Sheep and Wool in 2019. She is one of the first Sarafina Certified Felting Instructors in 2021.

 

 Justine says, "I love the organic,  yet magical, nature of wool and the endless ways it can be manipulated. You can create lifelike creatures to the fantastic. The sky's the limit. I love sharing my passion in workshops. Felting is such a joy. I want to empower others to enjoy it too."

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Felted Dog Ornament in 3D

with  Justine Heinrichs

Sunday  September 24 12:00 - 4:00 pm

          (Workshop size min 6)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $65

           Materials: Included in cost of class

 

Description:

Needle Felted Dog Ornament!

This 4 hour workshop will show you how to use a cookie cutter to begin sculpting your dog. The result will be a 3D ornament or something that can be displayed in a shadow box. If your dog is an unusual breed, you can purchase your own cookie cutter from the Fussy Pup on Etsy.com. You can also contact Justine for help. 

. You will learn 3D needle felting techniques that will be valuable in continuing your needle felting adventures.

Level 1 - suitable for beginners

 

Small Felted Purse

Wet Felt & Needle Felt 

with  Anna Repke

Saturday April 22

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

          (Workshop size min 6)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $100

           Materials: $20  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 small landscape felted purse. Approximately 8" x 10".   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 day of creating.

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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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Felted Landscape

Wet Felt & Needle Felt 

with  Anna Repke

Sunday April 23

9:00 am to 4:00 pm 

          (Workshop size min 6)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $100

           Materials: $20  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 small landscape scene. Approximately 8" x 10". You will learn how to wet felt, needlefelt and landscape design. Note: the class photo shown was for previous class making a larger felted landscape. Technique will be the same for smaller landscape in this class.

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

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.” 

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Fairy Felting

with Elizabeth Thuestad

Saturday, October 28 2:00-4:00 pm

Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $45

           Materials: $5 payable to instructor on day of class

Beginners welcome

Description:

Elizabeth will teach you to make a beautiful fairy to hang and enjoy.

You will be provided with materials to make 2-3 fairies in class.

Learn the technique and make your own.

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Felted Dryer Balls

Contact Studio and we'll set up a time

          (Workshop size 4)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

           Cost: $25

           Materials: $5 to instructor on day of workshop                          

Description:

Using a wet felting technique you will learn to make your own dryer balls to keep or give as a gift

Materials supplied: 3 oz of wool to felt 3 dryer balls. Additional fiber available for purchase

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Needle Felted Acorns

with  Nan Calvert

Sunday October 8

10:30 am to 1:30 pm (Please arrive a few minutes ahead of class)

          (Workshop size max. 15)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $50

           Materials: $15  instructor on day of workshop

  • Level – No experience is necessary.

  • Age – 16 years and over.

  • Bring lunch and a chair pad to keep you comfortable if desired.

Description:

Acorns are synonymous with Autumn and they make wonderful decorations. But the natural ones have a few limitations. How about making your own? During this class, you will learn how to needle felt acorns that incorporate a natural top. It is the best of both worlds! A few will be covered in silk! You’ll string your needle art acorns and come away with a lovely strand to festoon your home or hearth. Warning – There may be beads involved!

 

Here's Your Hat! -Felted 

with  Nan Calvert

Sunday January 21

10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Please arrive a few minutes ahead of class)

Fee - $75.00

$15.00 instructor fee due at the time of class.


Here’s your hat and what a hat it will be! This class is all about luxurious, fine Merino wool and the technique of wet felting the fibers into a soft, warm, one-of-a-kind hat. You’ll be so stylish!!
During this class you will combine wool fibers with warm soapy water, add some elbow grease and voila!! – you’ve got yourself a hat! Well, that’s the Cliff Notes version. Worry not - you will learn all you need to know.  Here are some details:

·        How to properly lay out fiber

·        Common wet felting tools and how to use them

·        Using embellishments like silk, ramie, bamboo and/or viscose

·        Using an open resist technique – sounds cool, huh??

·        Felting and fulling

 

Please note – wet felting a physical endeavor. You will be standing quite a bit and using your arms to roll the piece to and fro – a lot! We will take breaks as needed and the tables will be on risers.

 

Class Limit – 10   Ages 16 and up

 

Instructor will provide:

Wool and embellishment fibers

All felting materials/tools/equipment

Some towels

Enthusiasm and expertise

 

Students will provide:

A couple of towels – beach or bath sheet size. Not your best ones.

Felting is a wet activity. Dress accordingly

Wear comfy shoes

A sense of fun and creativity

 

Lunch will be provided if you choose. It will be a delicious stew/soup of some sort and vegetarian in nature. Please contact Nan Calvert at 262-681-4899 one week before class if you want lunch.

 

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Winter Lights

with  Nan Calvert

Sunday November 19

10:30 am to 1:30 pm (Please arrive a few minutes ahead of class)

          (Workshop size max 12)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $50

           Materials: $10  instructor on day of workshop

  • Level – No experience is necessary.

  • Age – 16 years and over.

  • Bring lunch and a chair pad to keep you comfortable if desired.

  • Bring 2 bath towels.

  • Know that you will get wet.

Description:

This is so much fun!! This is a wet felting class that includes learning to make and use a resist. That means that you will create a 3D orb reminiscent of a snowball. Then, faerie lights will make it glow from inside! How cool is that??!! Please note – wet felting is a very physical process involving lots of rubbing and rolling. It’s a party for your arms!!

 

Intro to Nuno Felting

with  Nan Calvert

Sunday October 29

10:30 am to 2:30 pm (Please arrive a few minutes ahead of class)

          (Workshop size max. 10)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $75

           Materials: $15  instructor on day of workshop

  • Level – No experience is necessary.

  • Age – 16 years and over.

  • Bring lunch and a chair pad to keep you comfortable if desired.

  • Bring 2 bath towels.

  • Know that you will get wet.

Description:

Nuno felting is a wet felting technique that involves marrying wool fiber with woven fabric. Most often that fabric is silk. In this class you will learn how to incorporate silk into fine Merino wool – Nuno felt. Your finished product will be a small wall hanging that could be framed if desired.  It could also be sewn to make a small purse. Please note – wet felting is a very physical process involving lots of rubbing and rolling. It’s a party for your arms!!

 

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Needle and Wet Felted Pendant

with  Nan Calvert

Saturday, November 25

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Please arrive a few minutes ahead of class)

Fee - $45.00

$15.00 instructor fee due at the time of class.

This class will teach you how to combine wet and needle felting on a small-scale but oh-so-fancy project just in time for gift giving or treating yourself. You will use prefelts, wool fiber, beads and embroidery to fashion a completely unique piece of jewelry. How cool is that?? Everyone will go home with one finished pendant and maybe even two. This is a fun and easy way to be introduced to both needle and wet felting. No need to fret if you don’t know embroidery. A couple of easy stitches will be presented.
 

Class Limit – 20.  Ages 16 and up.

 

Instructor will provide:

Prefelts

Wool

Embroidery thread and needles

Beads

All felting materials and equipment

Enthusiasm and expertise

 

Students to provide

A chair pad to keep you comfy if you desire

A sense of fun and creativity

If you have some favorite beads, feel free to bring them

 

 

Chicks in 3D     CANCELED

with  Nan Calvert

Sunday March 3

10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Please arrive a few minutes ahead of class)

          (Workshop size max. 12)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $45

           Materials: $20  instructor on day of workshop

  • Level –Some needle felting experience is helpful. Adventurous beginners with no experience are welcome!

  • All materials will be provided - armature wire, wool fiber, felting needles and pads

  • Age – 16 years and over.

  • Bring lunch and a chair pad to keep you comfortable if desired.

Description:

Whether you celebrate the return of Spring or the observance of Easter, this needle felting workshop is for you! You will learn how to make and needle felt over an armature (wire form) in the shape of a chick. You will leave with a life-sized, wool version of our sweet, little fuzzy peepers. They’re cute, soft and so much easier to care for than the real ones!

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Blue Bird Wool Painting

Needle Felt 

with  Justine Heinrichs, a Sarafina Certified Instructor

Sunday March 10th,  2024 

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

DEADLINE FOR SIGN UP IS SATURDAY March 2, 2024

          (Workshop size min 6)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $150 includes all felting materials

                  Note: portrait frame not included in this workshop.

 

Description:
 

This workshop is a fun exploration of painting with wool using felting needles, merino wool and gorgeous locks! Participants will create a portrait of a Blue Bird suitable for framing. 

 

Students will learn:

How to use felting needles

How to use a template for design inspiration

How to blend colors by hand or using hand carders

How to use different values of color to express light and reflection

Fancy Felted Vessel

with  Nan Calvert

Sunday March 24

10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Please arrive a few minutes ahead of class)

          (Workshop size max. 8)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $100

           Materials: $20  instructor on day of workshop

  • Level –Some simple wet felting experience is very helpful for this workshop. If you want to register for this but have no experience, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IxCDkh-evs for a quick tutorial.

  • All materials will be provided - There is a truckload of them LOL!

  • Age – 16 years and over.

  • Bring lunch and a chair pad to keep you comfortable if desired.

  • Wear comfy shoes as we will be standing much of the time. You will probably get a little wet.

  • Wet felting can be a workout for your arms.

Description:

– In this workshop, you will learn the following wet felting techniques:

  • Wet felting over a closed resist.

  • Surface design using wet felted cords, bumps, silk, pencil roving, spikes, buttons/beads and non-wool materials.

You will begin by making a simple vessel. There will be 3 resist shapes from which to choose. Once it has reached the pre-felt stage of wet felting, you’ll then explore various surface design techniques to add to your vessel and that is where the real creative fun and excitement begin! You will take home a one-of-a-kind, sculptural wet felted vessel and an expanded knowledge base that will take your felting to another level.

Nan learned felting at the Racine Dominican Eco-Justice Center and it quickly became one of her (many) passions. There are endless possibilities when it comes to felting arts – sculpture, garment making, portraiture, landscapes, jewelry. Nan says, “One of the reasons wet felting is so fascinating is that it truly is an ancient art. That connection to the distant past excites me. Needle felting is a comparatively newer form. It’s equally as amazing, though.”

In addition to being a felter, Nan also does looping and stone wrapping. Looping, also known as knotless netting, predates crochet and knitting. In days long gone, it was used to make fishing nets, clothing, and other useful things. Stone wrapping began in Japan hundreds of years ago and had a number of uses. Here it’s used as a decorative art. Fiber arts and stone wrapping are easily combined.

Nan lives on a little slice of heaven off Highway 11 in the Town of Dover with her dogs, horses, Angora goats, chickens and husband. She is also a Subject Matter Expert on plants native to southeastern Wisconsin.

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Felted Landscape

Wet Felt & Needle Felt 

with  Anna Repke

Friday, April 5                          

5:30pm to 8:30 pm 

workshop to be held at

Gwenyn Hill Farm

N130W294 Bryn Drive

Waukesha, WI 53188

          (Workshop size min 4, max 8)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $50

           Materials: $15  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 small landscape scene. Approximately 8" x 10". You will learn how to wet felt, needlefelt and landscape design. Note: the class photo shown was for previous class making a larger felted landscape. Technique will be the same for smaller landscape in this class.

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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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Stained Glass (Wool)

Wet Felt & Needle Felt 

with  Anna Repke

Saturday,  April 6

9:00 am  to 4:00 pm 

workshop to be held at

Gwenyn Hill Farm

N130W294 Bryn Drive

Waukesha, WI 53188

          (Workshop size min 4, max 8)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $100

           Materials: $40  instructor on day of workshop, includes all materials and frame

            Students should Bring: 2 towels and wear

            comfortable clothes that can get can get wet.

Description:

 Make your own 14” x 26” Stained Glass window out of wool! This project is easier than it looks. You will learn how to wetfelt the base with all the delightful colors of your choosing and then needlefelt the black lines in between colored wool. The frame is included in the material fee and we will help you to frame it before you go.

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

Git 'er Done - Creative Felting Workshop

with  Anna Repke

Sunday,  April 7

9:00 am  to 4:00 pm 

workshop to be held at

Gwenyn Hill Farm

N130W294 Bryn Drive

Waukesha, WI 53188

          (Workshop size min 4, max 8)

           Recommended Experience Level: Previous felting experience, not a beginner workshop

   

           Cost: $80

           Materials: cost will vary according to your project

            Students should Bring: 2 towels and wear

            comfortable clothes that can get can get wet.

Description:

 For those who have already taken a felting class. Get 'er done!! Anna will bring all those fun fibers to try out, carders, sewing machines and wool galore. Do you have something you need to finish or something you want to try again an just need to jump in or just need someone to hold your hand a bit? This class is for you!

Last day for sign up
Thursday, March 28

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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.” 

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