Fantastic felted hats

Schedule:

Wednesday, August 14
09:30 to 16:30 &
Thursday, August 15
09:30 to 16:30

Costs:

237,40 $ Can
30,00 $ Can
267,40 $ Can (without taxes)

Spaces available

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All workshop registrations are non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled by the Festival.

Please note that your 3 day pass is included with this workshop (1 per person).

Description

Do you want to take your felting technique to the next level? During this two-day workshop, participants will be completing two or three fantastic felted hats! On the first day, they will be creating a simple slouch hat by exploring Nuno felted patchwork techniques, felting over a resist and learning to block and finish our hat. Using beautiful hand-dyed merino wool and a variety of silk fabrics, this will be a magnificent exploration into wearable art and felting in 3D. On the second day, participants will learn to create their very own templates and design a completely unique felted hat! With a variety of shapes and sizes to choose from, and fibres and fabrics to embellish your hat with, this will be a workshop you won’t want to miss!

What to bring

  • Non-scented soap (Kiss My Face)
  • A "Sharpie"-type pen
  • Two beach towels (not white, ideally)
  • A plastic bag
  • A hat block or foam head
  • A pair of scissors
  • Please note: If you intend to make a large, extravagant hat, you may need to bring extra merino wool with you. *The teacher will have wool available for purchase during the workshop.

Material provided:

  • Bubble wrap
  • Buckets
  • Floor underlay plastic for resists
  • 150 grams of dyed merino
  • A variety of silk scraps (approx. 20cm x 20cm), hand dyed organza and recycled sari silk
  • Silk fibres
  • Sewing needles
  • Thread

Details:

Anna Mathis
Intermediate
French and English
Wednesday, August 14 09:30 to 16:30 & Thursday, August 15 09:30 to 16:30
Room 122 Complexe Whissell

Some felting experience is preferred

Anna Mathis

Anna MathisPloome fiber art

Anna Mathis is an international award winner for her textile designs and has shown and sold her work in galleries across Canada. She teaches Textiles and Entrepreneurship at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and travels to teach textile workshops around the Maritimes. You can find her at various fibre festivals including Twist, in Quebec, the Maritime Spinners Retreat, and the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival. Anna is passionate about sharing her craft and sells fibre arts kits, tutorials and supplies as well as wearable art!

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