Friday, September 5, 2008

Something out of Nothing Workshops

There's a new workshop offered on Sept 21st at A Mano Yarn Center in Venice 9am-12pm on Painting with Wool, sign up at the shop and get your spot! ( limited spaces)
Here's some info on what's coming up this Autumn and Winter from PhaedraPhoenix, pick your favourite or design one for yourself, a group or party.

All workshops offered can be tailored to fit any schedule. Only 3 person minimum required. available times are Mondays: 9-1pm & after 6pm, Tuesdays: 9-1pm , Thursdays: 9-1pm & after 6pm, Fridays: 9-1pm Saturdays & Sundays: by appointment - email -
Beginning basics in dry or wet felting : 2 hours - $20 plus materials fee $7:
Dry needle felt- flat or 3d pumpkins, toadstool, fruit, flowers or small animals, could choose a different one each week to make a horn of plenty!
Sculpted Wool Doll-Making - 4-6 hours -$45 plus $12 materials fee
Here's your chance to make a captivating, magical wool doll to proudly display in your home and sturdy enough for gentle child's play. The finished 8" doll will have pose-able arms and an armature base. We will pay attention to decorating details and cover techniques for creating clothing of various styles and cultures (including shawls, aprons and accessories) and hair-dressing options. Bring your imagination!

Tall Tale Tree Sculpture - 4-6 hours $45 plus $12 materials fee
A really fun class for any level. Learn how to make a 3-dimensional, free-standing tree sculpture ready for the current season. The piece stands about 8-10" and upon completion of this class, you'll have learned the techniques for making wool tall and sturdy for play!
Painting with wool 2-3 hours - $35 plus $5 materials fee
Create your own unique wall hanging from your imagination, a picture, painting or even a poem. Perfect for beginning or advanced felters. We will pay attention to the nuances of ‘painting’ or the layering with wool and how to make the roving take on different textures like water, stone, wood, flower etc.
At the completion of this class, you will have a one of a kind frame-able piece of art for your home or simply use it to embellish a felted purse!

Fantasy Playscape 6-8 hours - $60 plus $12 materials fee –
One of the most challenging but satisfying workshops! You will learn every trick in the book (or close to it!) using many skills and techniques to sculpt your very own land of happy!

Pee-wee People 2 hours - $20 plus $5 materials fee–
From mermaids to queens, gnomes to pixies, fairies to unicorns, just what you need to fill your beautiful designs with something ‘alive!’ Based on the fabulous Wee Felt Folk by Salley Mavor, wrap technique and both traditional Waldorf techniques and new original patterns using wood frame - best suited to those who like to work in small formats and basic sewing and embroidery skills are required. Create every character you may wish in mini format!
URBAN farm 2 hours - $20 plus $5 materials fee –
All the how-to’s in the animal realm! From frogs and foxes to dogs and donkeys, pigs, sheep, cows, chickens and their eggs!
(pig made by Julie)

Design your own workshop - Min group of 3 people and 2 hours. Don’t see what you really have a desire to learn or make? Design your own workshops for private groups or a really different birthday party with spectacular results.