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Anne teaches a variety of workshops each season.  Please check the information below to discover areas of interest & fun for you. Use the "Contact Us" form to ask about special sessions for your group. 
 
 
 

SENSUOUS SURFACES SCULPTURAL FELTED HANGING

 

Day One - Anne will demonstrate two dyeing techniques

1.      microwave dyeing using fiber reactive dyes

2.       Immersion dyeing using acid dyes.

The students will dye felted wool and silk fabric.  They will then make samples experimenting with the dyed pieces, various types of textures and embellishments to create sculptured surfaces.  They will then sketch out a design for their hanging.

Day Two - the students will lay out their hanging and wet felt the piece.  The last hour of class will be a review of the students’ work and a discussion of further embellishment ideas to finish their creations.

Maximum Enrollment:  6 students  (TWO DAY WORKSHOP)

Costs   -- Workshop - $100.00 per  student ** Materials Fees – depending on usage

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CREATING THE CHIC CLOCHE HAT


Anne will demonstrate the technique for making cloche hats using a Merino batt fiber and various types of embellishments.  The students will make their own creation.  After wet felting their hats, the students will learn how to shape their cloches professionally using wooden hat blocks and a commercial steamer.

Maximum Enrollment:  9 students  (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

Costs   -- Workshop -  $55.00  per  student ** Materials Fees – depending on usage

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NUNO-FELTED SCARF


Nuno felting, a term coined by feltmaker Polly Stirling, is the technique whereby thin fabrics are combined with wool fibers to create drapeable felt that is lightweight, yet strong.  We will be dyeing silk gauze in the microwave and then using that fabric combined with Merino fiber to create an original scarf.

Day One, Anne will demonstrate microwave-dyeing techniques using fiber reactive dyes on silk gauze.  The students will then create their own samples of this technique.  After lunch, the students will design and create dyed silk yardage.  In the latter part of the afternoon, the students will make small amounts of prefelt.

Day Two, Anne will demonstrate layout techniques and possible fabric and fiber embellishments that might be incorporated into the nuno felted scarf.  The students will then lay out and felt their own nuno felted scarves.

Maximum Enrollment:  6 students  (TWO DAY WORKSHOP)

Costs   -- Workshop - $100.00  per  student ** Materials Fees – depending on usage

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THE FABULOUS CLUTCH PURSE


Anne will demonstrate the layout of Merino roving to form the body of the purse.  She will demonstrate the application of various design elements.  Using a template, the students will create their own purses.  After the purses are wet felted, the students may dye the finished piece using various resist techniques and a hot immersion dye bath.

Maximum Enrollment:  9 students  (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

Costs   -- Workshop -  $55.00  per  student ** Materials Fees – depending on usage

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SADZA BATIK HANGING


This workshop explores the African batik technique called “Sadza” which originated in Zimbabwe.

One the first day of the class (3 hours), the students will create a simple linear design, and then apply this design to muslin using a flour and water paste.  The paste will be allowed to dry thoroughly. 

On the second day (3 hours), the students will paint their creations.  After the paint dries, the paste will be removed and the design will be revealed!

These pieces may be used to create a special wall hanging or a small pillow cover.

Maximum Enrollment:  9 students              (Two ½-day sessions)

Costs   -- Workshop -  $55.00  per  student ** Materials Fees – depending on usage

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NUNO FELTED RUFFLED SCARF


In the morning, the participants will dye a two-yard length of silk gauze using shibori dyeing techniques.  In the afternoon, they will cut the dyed silk into a 14 inch by 72 inch length.  The Merino wool fiber will be laid on the silk along the length of the piece.  After the piece is wetted with a warm water and soap solution, it will be felted until the scarf reaches a length of about 48 inches.  As the wool fiber shrinks and compresses, the silk will ruch forming a beautiful, small ruffled boa.

Maximum Enrollment:  9 students  (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

Costs   -- Workshop -  $60.00  per  student ** Materials Fees – depending on usage $8 - $10

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DYEINGTRANSFORMINGTHESURFACE


In this two-day workshop, the students felt 2 pieces of Merino wool batting.  The first piece allows the students to create several samples of shibori dyeing techniques using a hot bath of Sabraset/Lanaset dyes.  The second piece will constitute the base for a wall hanging – using low-immersion acid dyes applied in a painterly fashion.  The wall pieces are steam set and made ‘ready-to-embellish’.

Students will also produce silk yardage using concentrated fiber reactive dyes on silk gauze.  The dyes, applied by twisting, folding, tying, and painting, are heat set in a microwave.

Each student receives detailed directions for all processes.  Anne discusses possible embellishments and different ways to display the works

 

Maximum Enrollment:  6 students  (TWO DAY WORKSHOP) 10am to 5pm each day

Workshop Costs   - $100.00 per student ** Materials Fees – $20-25 depending on usage