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Learning time! Workshops for Spring

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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.

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

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. 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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Feltique is out May 19th

Feltique the book will be out in less than 2 weeks! check it out:

This was something I participated in about a year and a half ago, & it makes me seriously appreciate the HARD work and perseverence needed in publishing any kind of book. Particularily Do it Yourself books, considering all the small facts you need to make clear.

I am so happy to announce that Feltique, the complete guide to feltmaking in all it’s forms, will be out May 19th. The book will be available everywhere, and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com. www.amazon.com/Feltique-Techniques-Projects-Felting-Comme…

there will be daily write-ups of all the contributors on Craftzine.com
throughout the week starting May 18th by one of the books co-authors Brookelynn Morris.

Be sure to check it out, and I will post more here when the action hits!

Best wishes! I hope this finds each and every one of you happy and enjoying Springtime! XO
xo!
p.s. tell all your friends! 🙂 spread the felty word!

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