Schedule one-on-one time with me in my studio for a customized class. I teach classes on wet felting and nuno felting (felting through silk or cotton material); eco-dyeing using leaves and flowers; and indigo and cochineal dyeing.
Space in my studio is limited to two students for personalized attention. Classes typically run four to five hours, and includes snacks, beverages, and all materials. Due to my studio size, classes are limited to two people.
To schedule a class, send me a message first so we can agree on a class date, then you can return to this page to purchase your class.
Nuno Felting Class (limit two students)
Learn to “paint” silk, cotton voile, and other open-weaved fine fabrics with wool fibers to create a unique, durable scarf or wrap. During this five-hour class you will learn: * A brief history of nuno felting and its artistry. * How nuno felting works at the microscopic level, and why nuno felt is so strong. * The different materials and tools used in nuno felting, including their advantages and disadvantages. * How to create one- and two-sided nuno felt pieces. * The manual and “high tech” methods of nuno felting. You will complete several samples and one scarf during class. This class includes snacks, beverages, and materials.
Wet Felting Class (Limit two students)
Learn the ancient technique of wet felting during this five-hour class! You will create a small, wet-felted scarf and learn the techniques of wet felting along the way. You will learn: * The history of wet felting * What wet felting is at the microscopic level, and why it is so strong and durable * What can be made using wet felting * How wet felting differs from needle felting * The different tools and techniques used in wet felting. Students will return home with two finished pieces. This class includes a snacks, beverages, and all material costs.
Indigo Dyeing Class (limit two students)
During this five-hour class, you will complete several small, directed projects, and one large scarf of your design. You will learn: *The history of indigo dye and what it is. * The chemistry of indigo dyeing. * The creation and care of different indigo vats. * How to create different patterns on fabric to be dyed. * The dyeing process. Class cost includes, snacks, beverages, and all materials.
Eco-printing (Limit two students)
During this five-hour class you will learn to eco-print on paper and cloth, and will return home with two to four finished pieces. You will learn: * How eco-printing works. * The different techniques for mordanting fabric and paper. * How to choose plant material for eco-printing. * The impact of different dyeing techniques. * Finishing techniques. * Class cost includes snacks, beverages, and all materials.
I taught an eco-printing class at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center on Saturday, May 6th. Students learned about a variety of eco-printing techniques, and had hands-on experience printing on paper and fabric. Students took home four or five completed pieces, and the ability to create even more projects on their own time.
May 12 – 14
My studio was been selected to participate in the New Mexico Fiber Crawl, which featured 200 miles of New Mexico’s finest in fiber arts between Albuquerque and Taos!
May 20 – 21
My studio was again open to the public as part of the Eldorado Arts and Crafts Studio Tour (check back as the studio website is updated for more information). Visitors met me in my studio, watched me create new pieces, tasted some light refreshments, and had the chance to purchase my work. There were over 70 other studios open during this yearly community event!