|BJ02-Painting with Wool|
Even if you feel like you can't draw or paint, you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you can create using beautifully dyed wool fibers! Starting with a rectangle of 100% wool pre-felt, students will needle felt wispy layers of lusciously colored wool fibers to create a unique picture. The piece will then be wet-felted to finish it. This picture can be used as a wall hanging, garment applique, or stitched onto clothing. Please bring a towel.
Class Fee: $25 Includes All materials and use of tools provided.
|CA15-Peyote Bezeled Cabochon|
Use flat circular peyote stitch to create a backed bezel for a clear glass or stone cabochon. You will use plenty of colours to help with the stitching. Size 11 and size 15 seed beads will be used to help with the fit of the bezel. The focus will be on how to stitch a flat circle using peyote stitch, and also in being aware of your thread tension to help fit the bezel as there are often slight variations in size among different seed beads as well as the cabochons. The cabochon will be made into a pendant by stitching a simple bail using the same seed beads.
Class Fee: $45 Includes All beads, cabochon, needle and thread as well as step-by-step photo-illustrated instructions. Choice of colours of both beads as well as cabochons.
Level: Intermediate - Must know peyote stitch - Saturday evening's Peyote Pendant and Earrings is a suitable prerequisite.
Equipment: Glasses for close-up work if needed. Task lamp if desired.
Make a stained glass kaleidoscope using precut stained glass pieces that are wrapped in copper foil tape and soldered together. Special front surface mirrors are inserted in the scope. The scope will look like a single wing propeller airlpane. The propeller will be made out of cut glass pieces that are wrapped and soldered.
Class Fee: $35 Includes Everything
|JM02-Ply-Split Braided Scarf|
Literally what it sounds like, learn to split the plies of commercial 2-ply or 4-ply yarn to create a colorful braided scarf. Using a grip-fid and commercial yarn, start on a scarf while learning the basics of ply-split braiding. The interaction between the yarn colors as one yarn splits another is a fascinating and fun effect.
Class Fee: $20 Includes Yarn and instructions.
|PV04-Seagrass Wine Tote|
This wine tote is a continuous weave with reed & dyed seagrass. Color choices available.
Class Fee: $29 Includes All weaving materials. Leather tie is optional.
Equipment: Bucket, old towel, scissors, snap clothespins (8), small flat tip screwdriver, spray bottle, and pencil.
Ever wanted to try origami? Already love origami? Then this class is definitely for you! This is the ultimate fun in origami - from single pieces of square paper you will create little "units" that then slide magically together, and voila - you have a box!! Fold some more units and voila, you have the lid for the box! Depending on how you slide the units together, you can create amazingly beautiful geometric designs that show on both the inside and the outside of the box. If time permits, we will also learn how to make dividers which increase the practicality of these little gems - use them to store light objects like earrings, rings, or just use them as the beautiful art objects they are! Beginners will start with a square box; more experienced folders may begin with a hexagonal box. If you have origami paper you love, by all means bring it! Typical size for these boxes is 6" square, but you may go tiny, down to 2", or as large as you like, but don't forget you have to get them home in your suitcases! Bonus: please take a break during class to enjoy a cup of high quality Japanese tea with me!
Class Fee: $15 Includes Origami paper, instructional handout.
Level: All - All levels welcome - no experience necessary, but knowledge of the basic origami folds will put you way ahead.
Equipment: Good scissors, small bone folder if you have one, pen/pencil, small ruler, notebook. If you have origami paper you really like, by all means bring it with you - typical size is 6" square, but you may go tiny, down to 2", or larger than 6"; just remember you have to get it home without squashing!