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Learning time! Workshops for Spring


Learn how to craft a wet felted wool vessel.
Wool is often seen as a therapeutic material for warmth, to soothe and comfort, and to heal pain. It is a versatile natural material that can carry half its weight in water, is fire resistant, muffles sound and is a superb insulator.
During the felting process the fibres are manipulated in such a way to be coaxed and then forced with friction and pure hard labour to alchemize into a strong and very versatile fabric…one of the first textiles made!

In this class we will create a round wool felt container and discuss the ideas of containment as a safe place. A creative visualization is part of the class and we will explore the many aspects of fibre based textiles.
We will discuss the ancient properties and traditions of wool felt and the symbols of containers in our life.

wool + soap & hot water + movement=handmade felt

Materials supplied.

$48.00 / 3 hour class.

Here are the dates/times and the facebook event links. Please share with those you think will be interested.

April 18th 12:30-3:30 – Facebook event here.


May 2nd 12:30-3:30 – Facebook event here.Β 

Join me for an afternoon of fuzzy fun.


p.s. I need your help!! I have another workshop space available on May 23rd 12-3:30 pm, and I want YOUR INPUT! what do YOU wanna create? what do you want to make? I want to teach skills that are beneficial to your interests.Β Post in the comments below or email me over at tanisalexis@yahoo.ca and let me know what your interests are. Cheers!


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You’re invited!

You’re invited!, originally uploaded by tanisalexis.

I have the honour and pleasure of exhibiting my mixed media works from my ‘we shall live here’ series on the walls of the Plum Gallery in the Port Moody Arts Centre!

They’re hanging out there right now! I haven’t seen them yet, but I will be at the gallery this Saturday as part of the annual Artswalk. Come by and say hello! And if you can’t make it, the Opening Reception for the show is Thurs, April 21st from 6-8 pm.

My work will be alongside a good friend & colleague of mine, Amanda Maxwell, she makes really beautiful jewelry with surprising results. Our work is both based on the concept of home, and it should prove to be quite interesting to see our work come together .

Hope to see you there! xo

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