Two-Day Classes May 14-15
This is a concentrated course where you will learn many techniques and combinations of stitches in the twelve hours of class time. Homework of Klosters and Motifs is necessary to complete the beautiful stitches you will create for your notebook class.
This workshop is open to students wishing to explore textural techniques and those new to beading on fabric. The goal is to create landscapes with beads. Students will learn several basic stitches. Each participant will create a small “bead-scape” on felted wool from an image that they bring to class and learn how it can be framed or finished as a pin.
This course is for all of you with a love of textile art and particularly for those who would like to learn Richard Box's technique of integrating fabric collage with both machine and and hand embroidery.
In this two day, class the student will work the Blackwork Lovebirds embroidery. We begin the project by transferring the design to the 32 count fabric using tissue paper and tacking method. The student will work the blackwork patterns within the tacked outline of the design.
Create Fabulous Fairy Tale Felt Folks with needle felting. You will soon be hooked on needle felting with this class, even if you’ve never tried it before. Needle felting is the most satisfying way to see a character come to life. Created over an armature, bodies are sculpted and dressed, heads and faces emerge, hands are articulated, all using wool fiber and a simple felting tool. Each student will create a one-of-a-kind piece, using fairy tales as inspiration for their character.
Ottawa was the temporary home for Queen Julianna and her family during WWII and her daughter, Margriet was born here. As a thank you the Netherlands gave tulip bulbs to Canada for Ottawa’s hospitality during these dark days and millions of tulip bulbs have been arriving ever since. The Ottawa Tulip Festival was originally created to honour this yearly gift of beauty.