I have posted the online class schedule for 2018. Take a look at the classes listed under the menu item Online Classes to see the schedules for my classes and for Teri Berry’s classes. As always, the Wet Felting for Beginners online class is continuously available so you can sign up now for that one. We have also heard from several other instructors who might be interested in teaching so I will post about that when it occurs. If you are a felting or fiber art instructor that would like to teach some online courses with us, please fill out the Contact Us form.
Teri Berry’s Felted Concertina Hats will be available twice in 2018. This course will be held in February and August. The four-week hat making course will initially guide you through the different options for hat blocks. Week 2 will focus on making a stylish or quirky concertina hat. In week 3, you will make a super-cute snail hat. Week 4 will be an opportunity to catch up or make another hat. For more information click here.
Teri Berry’s new course is all about making felt bags. The 2018 course dates will be in May and November. During this 5 week course you will have the opportunity to make at least 3 bags / purses. In week 1, we will make an animal themed spectacles/phone/pencil case. Week 2 will be spent making a small to medium shoulder / hand bag. The week 3 tutorial is a little more ambitious, we will be making a backpack with adjustable straps, multiple internal compartments and internal pockets. Weeks 4 and 5 will be for catch up / further development, you might like to apply your own design to a bag.
Embellishing Felt with Surface Design Techniques – A Mixed Media Approach, my four-part module online course will be offered every quarter in 2018. The dates will be in January, April, July and October. Each of the modules is only $45 and you can just take one or take them all. You just need basic felting experience and can take the modules in any order. The modules are listed below:
Nuno Felting with Paper Fabric Lamination
This class is about learning the technique of paper fabric lamination and then using those results to nuno felt. Paper fabric lamination is a technique of essentially gluing paper to sheer fabric in a specific design. When I first learned the technique, I wondered how I would use the result. Many artists use paper fabric lamination and layer the results together with stitching and other methods. When I looked at my samples, I saw sheer fabric with a design and thought “Why not try nuno felting with it?” I tried it, it worked, and I loved the results. It was a way to use my own designs and create a piece of nuno felt that was completely different and in my own style.
Experimental Screen Printing on Felt
Have you put off trying to screen print because you thought it was too complicated? This is the course for you then. This course will teach you about a variety of methods of screen printing that are fun and easy although sometimes a bit messy!
Printing, Stenciling and Playing with Thickened Dye on Felt
Learn to make thickened dye and then use it to make designs on felt or silk. Create your own unique designs with stamps, stencils and stuff found around your house. This course will teach you to experiment and play with thickened dye.
Free Motion Machine Stitching on Felt
This course is all about how to use free motion machine stitching on felt. You will learn a variety of techniques that relate specifically on how to use your sewing machine and enhance hand-made felt. You will learn how to incorporate machine lace into felt, transfer designs to felt, thread sketching on felt and experimenting with new ways to use your sewing machine to embellish felt.
We look forward to an exciting online class schedule in 2018 and hope you’ll consider joining a few of the classes. You can sign up to be notified by email when registration opens. Just fill out the contact us form with the class name and date requested.