Felting

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coming for a workshop.
We will use social distancing, masks and 
hand sanitizers to keep all of us as safe 
as we can from the COVID virus

 

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if there is a material fee listed, be sure to make your choice in the drop down menu when adding the workshop to your cart.

Please contact me with any questions

 

Lost Art Studio carries Hearthside Fibers Color A La Carte 1 oz packages of 50 colors of wool for felting

 

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Luminairy and Small Bowl

with Elizabeth Thuestad

Saturday October 24 

1:00 to 3:00 pm

          (Workshop size 4)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

           Cost: $30

           Materials: $15 to instructor on day of workshop                          

Description:

Make delicate luminary to enlighten the upcoming holidays and make a small felted bowl to hold everyday items or special treasures.

Materials supplied:

bubble wrap               netting

olive oil soap              templates

spray bottle                roving - white and colors

drying form                lace

yarn

Note: the treasures shown in the bowl photo are not included in the project materials, some will be available for purchase

Students should bring the following:

a towel or two

rolling pin

bits of lace, if desired, 1 to 6 inches long

sharp scissors

 

In the workshop you will use wet felting to make these items to keep or give as gifts.

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Felted Dryer Balls

Wednesday October 21 6:00 to 7:30 pm

or

Wednesday November 18 6:00 to 7:30 pm

          (Workshop size 4)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

           Cost: $20

           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

Felted Landscape with Sheep 2D

with  Justine Heinrichs

Saturday and Sunday October 3 & 4

Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm with an hour lunch break

Sunday 10:00 am to 1:00pm 

          (Workshop size min 4)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $150

           Materials: $30  instructor on day of workshop: includes all the fiber needed

                                   and use of all equipment necessary to complete your project                                         plus a 16X20 canvas for a finished display..

                                   Note: portrait frame not included in this workshop.

Description:

Participants will create a wet felted bucolic scene with needle felted details using wool, locks and other fibers.

Skills learned:

First Day:

  • how to pull and layout wool on a prefelt base

  • how to blend wools by hand, layering and hand carders to create depth and interest

  • how to use "forbidden" techniques of pulling and cutting wool to achieve different effects

  • *the process of wet felting using water and soap with a combination of rubbing and rolling (hint: you will get wet)

Second Day:

  • *how to use needle felting techniques to bring your scene to life.

Please bring 2 towels on the first day and dress comfortably. Plan on getting a bit wet so maybe a dry shirt? 

 

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Felted Sleepy Mouse & Friend 3D

with  Justine Heinrichs

Saturday November 14

10:00 am to 4:00 pm with an hour lunch break

          (Workshop size min 4)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $75

           Materials: $30  instructor on day of workshop: includes all the fiber needed

                                   and use of all equipment necessary to complete your project                                         

                                   Note: tea cup shown in photo not included in this workshop.

Description:

Participants will create adorable sleepy mice that will bring a smile. They make cute tree decorations, brighten up your work space (computer, anyone?) or in a teacup or basket.

Skills learned:

*how to wrap wool around a solid base to create a firm shape to build upon.

*how to needle felt shapes and attach to create animal figures

*how to needle felt details

*how to apply topcoat wool

 

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Pet Portrait in 2D

Needle Felt 

with  Justine Heinrichs

Saturday and Sunday January 16 & 17, 2021

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

          (Workshop size min 6)

           Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

   

           Cost: $175

           Materials: $30  instructor on day of workshop: all materials will be supplied.

                                   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 

Justine Heinrichs is a musician and orchestra teacher for over 30 years. A former egg carving artist discovered felting in 2017 and it was off to the races. She does commission work and workshops for needle felting animal portraits in 2D. She was recently included in the Beyond the Fiber event this past August with her students showing great results. Justine won First Place in the Make it with Wool and Best in Show in the Design Challenge with her hawk portrait at the 2019 WI Sheep and Wool Festival

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

 

 

 

 

 

Lost Art Fiber and Textile Studio
Nancy Wilson
nancy@LostArtFiberandTextile.com
519 Wisconsin Ave.
Waukesha, WI 53186

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