Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Faceless Felting + New Classes Forming

Andrea Morrison, of Wonder Why Alpaca's, attended the nuno felting class I held a couple of weeks ago. She went to Your Local Yarn Shop and shared her lovely creations with the gals there. They then contacted me to have me teach there in December. I will be teaching for three days this dyeing and nuno technique. This class will be for gift giving or New Years Eve. Class dates are December 8th, 9th and 10th from 9-5 each day.
Each class is one day only, but you will have choices on which day works best for your schedule. Space is limited and it will be first come first served. For more information call Kelly at Your Local Yarn Shop, 2171 Columbia Ave W Battle Creek, MI 49015
(269) 964-1256


Do you have any idea how terrifying it is to stand in front of a group of eager workshop participants and tell them that you know absolutely NOTHING about the color wheel...and they are counting on you for dyeing techniques? Sometimes I wonder what I am doing even teaching dyeing. Am I out of my mind? Okay, let's just not go there right now... but I can teach what I know...how to dye the silk, float color, get intensity, pattern and make beautiful nuno. So far, the classes have been successful...but I am anticipating that one failure that is due to occur. Grrrrrrrrrrr!

I have a nuno skirt in mind, so much so that it is infiltrating my dreams on a nightly basis. I've simply got to get the table cleared off and get it laid out and get rolling! I've been drawing in out, thinking, planning, making samples, discovering shrinkage rate...now is the time to implement!

There are so many family things going on right now, aging and ill parents, moving them into appropriate living spaces, doctor appointments, packing up their apartments, disposing of things, selling things, oh it is all exhausting. Makes me what to get rid of everything in my home so that my children never have to do this for me. Then, I look around at just the wool in this house and know they will have to put on a fiber festival here in our yard if I die.

One of the gals whose work I took with me to Rhinebeck is Elynn Bernstein. Her web site is:
www.amanostudios.com Please go check out her clothing line, it is simply amazing. Ellyn makes amazing coats and her nuno is simply lovely! I was so honored to rep her delicious felts. Love her style!

Sorry about the faceless nuno felts. After a day of work, I looked tired and cut off the face on purpose. Some days, it just ain't that nice to look at!

If you can come to one of the classes, that would be great. If you can't, will you share the information with a friend?

Thanks for popping by!
Shalom
Suzanne

10 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

ooooh, a nuno felted skirt sounds dreamy. After the stunning dress you created, I can only imagine the possibilities you are dreaming about.

I truly enjoyed your class and I know that it will be a success at YLYS.

Hooked On Felt said...

Oh Andrea, thank you so much for sharing your work. Really lovely stuff Dear One. I'll be sure to share the skirt if and when I get it done.

T.J. Fitz... said...

A date to put on my calender I so want to take this class as you already know.....I'm going to see if I can pull some cash out of my hat instead of rabbits...unless you would like a rabbit???

Kelly Jensen said...

So excited to have you teach at YLYS! Such beautiful work and so inspiring!

Patty Biermans said...

Looks like a wonderful project to make a skirt!! Wish you lived here (in the netherlands) then I would join your class! hugzz..peebee

cedar said...

I love the green cape, beautiful colours and lovely work...it is so rich....

GIfelt said...

Che lavori interessanti! Devono essere anche molto morbidi e legger!
Giulia

GIfelt said...

Molto belli, devono essere anche molto soffici e leggeri!
Giulia

Hooked On Felt said...

Giulia,
It is ultra light and super warm. Amazing how warm and light it can be. Love making this nuno!
Hugs to you,
Suzanne

Hooked On Felt said...

Oh Patty, wouldn't we have so much fun if we could make felt together! I'd love to come there!...or you here?
Lots of hugs,
Suzanne