Workshops

I will be offering a variety of workshops in Ontario in 2019.  Here’s what I have confirmed so far. Join me for an informative high-energy workshop!   

  • Jun 8: Shibori Felting (Kawartha Yarn & Fibre Festival)
    Shibori felting is a wet felting method which uses small objects (like buttons, beads, or pebbles) or folding to add texture to woollen materials before it is felted. In this workshop, we’ll explore several techniques, learning how to work with roving, pre-felts, and knitted wools! Go home with three samples and tons of ideas! Although familiarity with wet felting is an asset, it isn't a necessity! This class is appropriate for felters of all experience and skill levels.

    $40 per person + $15 materials fee paid to instructor at start of class. 25 participants - SOLD OUT

  • Oct 19: From Forest to Fibre: Eco Printing On Silk, Cotton, and Paper (Espanola Fibre Arts Festival)

    In this workshop, we will explore different ways to draw the dyestuff out of local leaves to print directly on silk, cotton, and paper. The results are surprising and magical, and the possibilities endless. Over the course of the 3 hours, learn two different approaches to eco printing, and the effects of four different mordants!  Go home with a collection of printed material to use in your quilting, scrapbooking, or textile art. Or join Chandra's bookbinding workshop and make book cloth (and books) with some of it!

    $10 materials fee, payable directly to the instructor.  All other tools are provided in the cost of the workshop.  Please wear clothing that can be stained.

    3 hours. Max 15 participants. Registration details will be available shortly on the Espanola Fibre Arts Festival website.

  • Oct 19: Book Cloth and Button Hole Binding (Espanola Fibre Arts Festival)
    Using materials created in one of the previous workshops with Chandra Rice (or your own), learn how to turn any fabric (especially hand dyed ones) into book cloth, and then bind your own book using this button hole stitch. Surprisingly easy to stitch together (once you get the hang of it), they look fancier than they are.  Go home with 1 - 3 hand bound journals and plans to make them for all your friends!

    If you don’t attend the morning session, eco printed material will be available for purchase from the instructor for $10, or you can bring your own fabric.  All other tools and materials are provided and covered in the cost of the workshop.

    3 hours. Max 15 participants. Registration details will be available shortly on the Espanola Fibre Arts Festival website.

Retreats

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I will be offering the following retreats this year.

  • Advanced Bookbinding, Aug 23 -25, 2019

  • Eco Printing and Natural Dyeing, Jun 14 - 16

Visit BeetleBarrow's website for more details.

Available for Hire

If you'd like me to share my love of all things creative with a group of your friends or colleagues, let me know.  I love to teach!