Needlefelt a Gefelte Fish workshop

Description

In this workshop you will create a Whimsical Fish.  Using the technique of needle felting, you will finish this fish in the class time alloted.   The fish measure around 12 inches


Skill level:  Beginner

Materials Fee

The fish bones armature and head and tail forms along with the fibre, felting needle and foam will be supplied by Wendo.  Material fee of $25 will be payable to Wendo before class starts.

What do you, the participant need to bring

Nothing!

Time and Location

This workshop will start at 1pm and run til 4pm. All workshops will be held in the Paddock Barn - New location for this year.

Cost

Cost for this workshop is $40.  To register for this workshop please go to the SHOP tab and register .

Wendo Van Essen

Over the past 25 years as I traveled in my career as an animator I gained an acute awareness of the tactile nature of textiles. I took many classes in embroidery, pottery, batik, bead stringing and making and finally in Berlin I found the art of felt making. In 2002 I made the decision to focus less on my animation career and more on my fibre art path. I have continued to explore all the joys and trials of being a fibre artist, but I do jump back in to animation when something wonderful comes along.

Uniquely Yours Weaving

Description

This fun workshop uses the clasped-weft technique and the weavers creativity resulting in a unique fabric suitable for a runner, bag or tablet case. The concepts and techniques can be applied to any loom and fabrics ranging from thick warm rugs to fine fashion items.


Skill level: Beginner to Novice

Materials Fee

A $15 materials fee to be paid directly to the instructor before the start of the workshop.  This fee covers cost for warp & weft materials, use of looms, shuttles and other tools. 

What do you, the participant need to bring

Nothing

Time and Location

This workshop will start at 12:30pm and run til 4:30pm. All workshops will be held in the Paddock Barn - New location for this year.

Cost

Cost for this workshop is $55.  To register for this workshop please go to the SHOP tab and register .

Barb

Barb, who is working on the last assignments for her Master Weavers qualifications and helpers would be experienced weavers of the Oxford Weavers and Spinners guild.

Spinning Luxury Fibres and Blends

Description

Participants will learn how to make a little luxury to a long way.  You will learn to prepare, spin and finish luxury fibres such as angora, camel and yak. The workshop content includes maximizing their investment through blending with such fibres as cotton, silk and wool, and a focus on the effects each brings to the blend.


Skill level: Advanced

Materials Fee

A $30 materials fee to be paid directly to the instructor before the start of the workshop will be charged.

What do you, the participant need to bring

Participants should bring a spinning wheel, handcarders, scissors and 5mm or 6mm wooden knitting needles.

Time and Location

This workshop will start at 10am to 2pm.  All workshops will be held in the Paddock Barn - New location for this year.

Cost

Cost for this workshop is $85.  To register for this workshop please go to the SHOP tab and register .

Patricia Gillies

I’ve been knitting almost since I could read, and I’ve been spinning since the mid-noughties.  I offer spinning courses and workshops in the Guelph and Wellington County areas of Ontario, and individual coaching sessions in spinning and knitting. I’m especially good at decoding patterns.  I started spinning after a weekend workshop, with a second-hand folding wheel and a homemade drop-spindle. But I truly learned to ply my trade through the Master Spinner program at Olds College, just north of Calgary, Alberta.  I’m currently obsessed with the stitch definition of luxury blends – from cashmere (my favourite) and yak to camel, angora and bison. I’m blending each alternatively with silk, cotton and Merino. My everyday fibre for spinning is Bluefaced Leicester, but I’m also a fan of other long wools, including Gotland, Polworth and Finn.  For knitting, I favour lace weights and fingering yarn. And I never met a skein of silk I didn’t like.

2D Needle Felted Portraits

Description

This 2D Needle felted portrait will be taught from start to finish.  Transferring pattern, blending colours and selection of wool or fibres to use for pictures will be taught.  Creating fur pelts, eyes, nose and ears - instruction to these details and information on reverse needles and what other needles use.


Skill level: Open to all levels

Materials Fee

A $25 kit fee to be paid directly to the instructor before the start of the workshop will be charged.  Materials supplied includes, needles, felting pad, fabric, wool and picture

What do you, the participant need to bring

Nothing

Time and Location

This workshop will start at 9:30am to 4:30pm.  All workshops will be held in the Paddock Barn - New location for this year.

Cost

Cost for this workshop is $65.  To register for this workshop please go to the SHOP tab and register .

Megan Cleland

Megan has a passion for all things fibre. Living on a sheep farm in Australia for 10 years  taught her to appreciate good quality wool. She moved back to Canada in 2008 and decided  to combine her love of portraiture with wool, alpaca and other fibres to create realistic  animal and people portraits. She has taught others to embrace this form of needle felting.

2 Dimensional landscape painting with wet and dry felt

Description

This workshop explores painting using a two dimensional wool felting technique created by Kelly. Participants will create their own unique landscape painting using wet and dry felting techniques.  Whether you are experienced or just want to 'give it a try', this fun relaxing workshop will not disappoint.


Skill level: Open to all levels


Materials Fee

A $20 kit fee to be paid by cash directly to the instructor before the start of the workshop. In this kit your will receive 3 felting needles, styrofoam board, wool.

What do you, the participant need to bring

Partipants will need to bring a spray bottle, hair dryer, large towel and any wool or yarn that they may have.  Landscape photos will help to inspire creativity.

Time and Location

This workshop will start at 9:30am to 12:30pm. All workshops will be held in the Paddock Barn - New location for this year.

Cost

Cost for this workshop is $75.  To register for this workshop please go to the SHOP tab and register .

Kelly Mcleod

I am a self-taught, life-long drawing and painting artist, in addition to being an avid third generation gardener.  I paint mostly landscapes in a variety of pigment media. In 2015, I was introduced to wet and dry felting manipulations to create landscape "paintings" which exhibit depth and contrasting textures within a two-dimensional canvas.  I often work from a photo as my starting point and, using the wool fibres, I layer the composition's colours working from background to foreground. The resulting stack of fibre can get quite high, until it is "wet felted" by using boiling water and soap and then applying a rubbing technique to the surface to agitate and break-up the wool fibres, which bonds the fibres together in a common field.  Fibre arts are being recognized more in the wider world of art. With my background in painting with oils and acrylics, I use a similar painterly approach to "painting" with wool. I visualize the colours in my felt pieces exactly the same way I paint. To date, I have mostly created landscapes, and I have been enjoying creating scenes of storms, fire, and celestial light, working to capture the energy and feel of these dramatic scenes from nature.

Miniature Punchneedle

Description

In this workshop, you will learn how to create a wonderful miniature work of art using a special needle and thread.


Skill level: Beginner

Materials Fee

Participants will be required to purchase a needle $25, a hoop $22 and a kit ranging from $55 to $75 which will include all the threads and pattern.  These fees will be paid directly to the instructor before the start of the workshop.

What do you, the participant need to bring

Participants will need to bring small sharp scissors.

Time and Location

This workshop will start at 1:30pm to 3:30pm.  All workshops will be held in the Paddock Barn - New location for this year. festival woolstock

Cost

Cost for this workshop is $35.  To register for this workshop please go to the SHOP tab and register .

Loretta Moore

About 20 years ago (when I was still an avid quilter) I purchased a rughooking kit at a quilt store in the states.  Not knowing what it was!!! and never having seen anything like it but loving the pattern (a Tish Murphy kit) I gazed at it in despair for about 4 months until my cousin dropped over one evening and showed me what SHE was working on – RUGHOOKING.  I proceeded to sign up for a 4 hour class with her friend and teacher, Tony Latham, who quickly got me hooked!!!  I gave up quilting, beading, knitting, cross stitch and everything else (would have given up work and cleaning the house and cooking but…) and became an addicted hooker.  I started teaching beginner rughooking and making kits about12 years ago because it was so difficult to find supplies in our area and now have a studio/shop in my home in Westport Ontario which is quickly taking over the entire basement.

Spinning Paper Yarn

Description

In this workshop, you will be learning how to spin tissue paper into paper yarn. You will have time to spin a small ball or two and experiment with various colours. We will also look at different things you can do with the yarn once you have spun a supply, including beads, coiled baskets and masks.


Skill level: Novice

Materials Fee

No Materials fee for this workshop.

What do you, the participant need to bring

Each student must bring their own spinning wheel and a pair of scissors.  Coloured tissue paper will be provided and is included in the class fee but if you have tissue at home that you would like to use, feel free to bring it along.

Time and Location

This workshop will start at 10am to noon.  All workshops will be held in the Paddock Barn - New location for this year.

Cost

Cost for this workshop is $45.  To register for this workshop please go to the SHOP tab and register .

Darian Lajoie Paquette

Darian Lajoie is an artist from London, Ontario who enjoys working in many mediums. Her focus is often from an environmental, literary, or historical viewpoint, using many recycled, natural, antique, and found objects in addition to ink, paper, paints and textiles.

Tapestry Hat

Description

This workshop will teach you how to needle weave a tapestry hat on a cardboard template which the participant will assemble and warp. The warp and weft will be wool.     Instructions will be given on various tapestry techniques i.e  pick and pick, meet and separate,  interlock and dovetail to create interesting designs on the hat.


Skill level: Open to all skill levels

Materials fee

There is no additional materials fee. Yarn will be supplied but participants may bring their own interesting handspun yarns to supplement the weft.

What do you, the participant need to bring

Participants are  asked to bring large needles (2) with large eyes (in the size range of #13) and   preferably more than 3” long, not plastic as these will break.

Time and Location

This workshop will start at 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  All workshops will be held in the Paddock Barn - New location for this year.

Cost

Cost for this workshop is $40.  To register for this workshop please go to the SHOP tab and register .

Yvonne Newbery

12+ ways to spin a painted top for colour

Description

Have you ever purchased a hand painted top and spun it only to be disappinted in the final colour outcome?  This workhop analyzes how dyed tops and rovings are painted and how the fibre can be spun in 12+ ways to yield different colour combinations in the final yarn. The focus will be on colour and how to achieve beautiful colour results instead of mud.


Skill level: Novice to Advance

Materials Fee

A $20 material fee to cover fiber and handouts to be paid by cash directly to the instructor before the start of the workshop.

What do you, the participant need to bring

You will need to bring with you; hand carders, working wheel (electric spinners also welcome), spinning wheel oil, a lazy kate that can accommodate a minimum of 3 bobbins (tensioned is preferred), 4-5 empty bobbins with leader, 'optional' a hand painted top or roving participant is curious about spinning for best colour outcome, 'optional' examples of yarn that you weren't pleased with the colour outcome.

Time and Location

This workshop will start at 9:30am to 4:30pm.  All workshops will be held in the Paddock Barn - New location for this year.

Cost

Cost for this workshop is $200.  To register for this workshop please go to the SHOP tab and register.

Alanna Wilcox

Alanna's grandmother taught her how to crochet and one of her favorite pastimes was untangling bakery string knots. It wasn’t soon after that she learned how to do cross stitch, which led to embroidery, crazy quilting, spinning, dyeing, knitting, weaving & felting. She also loves drawing, painting, and playing with color.    Alanna loves to combine her interest in fibers and teaching by writing books and leading workshops to share her passion with others. Traveling, meeting new people, and making bad jokes are also high on her to-do list. If you’re interested in having her come do a workshop for your guild or fiber event you can contact her here. If you want to see the latest projects she’s working on (and get a taste of her sense of humor) you can check out her Instagram account.

Lacy Felted Scarf

Description

This lovely wet felted scarf only takes 2 hours to complete, even with no felting experience, students will create a one of a kind piece of wearable art! Perfect for gift giving, this scarf is lightweight yet warm.


Skill lever: NoviceBeginner

Materials Fee

A $15 materials fee to be paid by cash directly to the instructor before the stat of the workshop.  The kit included high quality roving, use of felting supplies, embellishments and detailed instructions

What do you, the participant need to bring

Bring a large towel

Time and Location

This workshop will start at 10am to noon.  All workshops will be held in the Paddock Barn - New location for this year.

Cost

Cost for this workshop is $ 30.  To register for this workshop please go to the SHOP tab and register.

Lyn Harris

Lyn Harris lives in Bemus Point, New York. Her fiber career is a second career for her. She has studied papermaking and felting from many of the top national and international teachers. She is the owner of Lyn Harris Designs.

Tapestry Weaving

Description

A tapestry is a form of textile/fibre art that is traditionally woven on a vertical loom.  Learn how to set up your loom from start to finish and some basic techniques to weave your own tapestry.  Students will learn essential tapestry weaving techniques, and have a choice to work with traditional or non -traditional materials.


Skill level -  Beginner/Novice

Materials Fee

A $35 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the workhsop.  This fee will get you a 12" x 17" loom and yarn, thread for the warp and weft, fabric, ribbon, wood, wire, needles and handouts.

What do you, the participant need to bring

Nothing

Time and Location

This workshop will start at 1pm to 5pm.  All workshops will be held in the Paddock Barn - New location for this year

Cost

Cost for this workshop is $60. To register for this workshop please go to the SHOP tab and register.

Paulina Szczesny

Planning and Spinning for a Project

Description

Now that your spinning skills are beyond the beginning stage you might be curious if you can spin for a specific project in mind. This workshop will focus on picking a project and how to spin the desired yarn for it.  Fibre choices will be analyzed, drafting, spinning and plying techniques will also be discussed to help you achieve the yarn you want.  How to calculate the amount of fibre needed will also be addressed.


Skill level: Novice - Advanced

Materials Fee

A $15 materials fee payable to the instructor at the beginning of the workshop.  This fee will cover fibre and handouts.

What do you, the participant need to bring

Participants need to bring: a project pattern, commerical yarn that the pattern calls for, knitting needles suitable for desired project to knit a swatch, Niddy Noddy, working spinning wheel, spinning wheel oil, latzy kate, 3-4 empty bobbins.

Time and Location

This workshop will start at 9:30am to 4:30pm.  All workshops will be held in the Paddock Barn - New location for this year

Cost

Cost for this workshop is $200. To registerr for this workshop please go to the SHOP tab and register.

Alanna Wilcox

Lucet/Ducette - Braided "No Sew" Mat

Description

Easier than using a corking tool and as ancient as the Vikings, lucet braiding will be used to create a circular mat without sewing! During this workshop, the lucet square braid and Beadaddict's "braiding the braid" techniques will be taught using a dual lucet and a ball of yarn.


Skill level - all skill levels

Materials Fee

A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor before the start of the workshop.  Kit includes; illustrated instructions for square braid and mat, yarn for a square braid sample and mat project, use of the instructor's Ducette or any other tools needed for the project

What do you, the participant need to bring

You will need to bring scissors, crochet hook (4mm), your own lucet or Ducette if you have one.

Time and Location

This workshop will start at 1pm to 4pm.  All workshops will be held in the Paddock Barn - New location for this year

Cost

Cost for this workshop is $40. To register for this workshop please go to the SHOP tab and register.

Roxann Blazetich-Ozols

Roxann Blazetich-Ozols, has worked with fibre for decades and lately creating beaded jewellery then kits under the name of BEADADDICT. 

Exploring Alcohol Inks

Description

Come discover the world of alcohol inks, a quick and creative way to produce vibrant and intriguing patterns! We will begin using alcohol inks on paper, then each student will create a unique necklace!


Skill Level - beginner

Materials Fee

There is a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor before the workshop starts.  The fee includes use of a large variety of alcohol inks, special paper, and all components to create a one of a kind necklace!

What do you, the participant need to bring

Nothing

Time and Location

This workshop will start at 2:30pam to 4:30pm.  All workshops will be held in the Paddock Barn - New location for this year

Cost

Cost for this workshop is $30. To register for this workshop please go to the SHOP tab and register.

Lyn Harris

Lyn has studdied papermaking and felting from many of the top national and international teachers.  She is the owner of Lyn Harris Designs and she has had fibre pieces sold and exhibited in Chautauqua Institution and Rochester NY

Needle Felting Sheep

Description

Students will learn the basics of needle felting a sheep. Discussion on various tools, needle sizes and colour and design.


Skill level: open to all levels

Materials Fee

A $15 material fee is due to the instructor before the start of the workshop.  In this kit you will receive An assortment of dyed fleece  #38 triangle felting needle   Accessories as needed for the project.

What do you, the participant need to bring

Nothing!

Time and Location

This workshop will start at 10am to noon.  All workshops will be held in the Paddock Barn - New location for this year

Cost

Cost for this workshop is $30. To register for this workshop please go to the SHOP tab and register.

Pat Menary

Pat holds an Honours B.A. from the University of Toronto in Art Education and has a Specialisation in Art History.  Pat also obtained a Creative Arts diploma from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario.  An interest in spinning, knitting, weaving and the needle arts has contributed to her fibre art. For many years Pat sold her watercolour paintings. She began teaching night school in 1978 and has continued to teach throughout Ontario and across Canada.  Pat’s work has been exhibited internationally, appeared in many publications and she has won many awards for her weaving and fibre art. In addition, Pat enjoys making scale miniatures, painting miniature Medieval Illuminations and bobbin lace

Hanky Panky

Description

Wondering what to do with those silk hankies? Come learn how to knit with them, no spinning involved. Students need to know how to cast on, knit and purl to create an amazingly soft, luxurious scarf.


Skill Level - Novice

Materials Fee

There is a $20 materilas fee payable to the instructor before the beginning of class. Students will receive enough silk to make a medium length scarf.

What do you, the participant need to bring

Participants are asked to bring size 8, 9 or 10 US knitting needles.

Time and Location

This workshop will start at 1pm to 2pm.  All workshops will be held in the Paddock Barn - New location for this year.

Cost

Cost for this workshop is $30. To register for this workshop please go to the SHOP tab and register.

Lyn Harris

Lyn has taught at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, Southeastern Animal and Fibre Fair, the Great Lakes Fibre Festival, Finger Lakes Fibre Festival, the New England Fibre Festival and Woodstock Fleece Festival.

Traditional Rug Hooking - 3 D Flowers

Description

Students will learn to create and hook 3 dimensional flowers, choosing a design and colour of their choice.  These can be used as a brooch, clothing or parcel decoration, or a free standing floral decoration.


Skill level: Intermediate (previous rug hooking experience required)

Materials Fee

A $15 materials fee is payable to instructor before the start of the workshop. 

What do you, the participant need to bring

Participants are required to bring a rug hook, hoop and scissors.  Hoops and hooks will be available for loan or to purchase.

Time and Location

Cost

Cost for this workshop is $40.  To register for this workshop please go to the SHOP tab and register.

Linda Burwell, Eugenia Culp

Beginner Beekeeping

Description

We will run through, basic bee anatomy, how the bees do what they do, the equipment you will need, where you can get it, what we use, why we use it/when we use it, what you don't need and all basic information you should know before you start your adventure into keeping bees.


Skill Level - Beginner

Materials Fee

Workshop students will get a booklet on beekeeping basics.  There is no additional fee for materials. 

What do you, the participant need to bring

Just bring a pen. Handouts will be provided

Time and Location

This workshop will start at 1pm to 4pm.  All workshops will be held in the Paddock Barn - New location for this year

Cost

Cost for this workshop is $55. To register for this workshop please go to the SHOP tab and register.

Bruce Richardson