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Fiber Fridays: Needle Felt Landscapes with Nancy Skakel
Fiber Fridays: Needle Felt Landscapes with Nancy Skakel

Fri, Mar 29

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The Dalles Art Center

Fiber Fridays: Needle Felt Landscapes with Nancy Skakel

Using the basic tools and techniques of needle felting you will expand the process by making prefelts to create the background for a landscape picture.

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Mar 29, 2024, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

The Dalles Art Center, 220 E 4th St #2206, The Dalles, OR 97058, USA

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About The Event

This 6-part workshop series explores different felting techniques with instructor Nancy Skakel. Sign up for one class, hand pick several that appeal to you, or enroll in the full series!

Soft Heart Creations' Nancy Skakel has been working with wool for many years; spinning, weaving, knitting and raising wool animals from sheep to rabbits to alpacas. After discovering felting 20 years ago, it became Nancy's passion.  Beginning with needle felting, she soon branched into wet felting, nuno felting, and ecoprinting; winning awards and having displays in multiple galleries. She has had the privelege to both teach locally and take classes and workshops with several world renowned felters such as Patricia Spark, Katia Mokeyev, Fiona Duthie Flora Carlisle-Kovac,

and Nicola Brown. Nancy has mastered many techniques and methods for bringing her creations to life. Join her to discover the marvelous capacity of wool to take form with silk, linen, and so much more!

Poking Wool: An Introduction to Needle Felting

Feb 23, 2024

1-4pm

Kick off our Fiber Friday workshop series with this Intro to Needle Felting class.

Poking a felting needle into a wad of wool can be immensely satisfying.  The wonderful qualities of wool to transform and take shape will warm the creative center of your spirit.  Instructor Nancy Skakel will help you create a small figure entirely out of wool using very simple tools and easy techniques. 

Wet and Wooly: An Introduction to Wet Felting a Scarf

Mar 1, 2024

1-4pm

Make a lovely, light scarf of very soft wool. Learn the basics of layout and design along with the characteristics of various wools and other fibers.  The very simple tools and patient, gentle working of the wool will amaze you with its satisfying beauty.

A Bowl of Cherries: Using a Resist In Wet Felting

Mar 15, 2024

1-4pm

Building on the basic layout techniques and materials for wet felting, you will now learn how to use the same materials to create a 3 dimensional bowl.

Picture This: Needle Felt a Landscape

Mar 29, 2024

1-4pm

Using the basic tools and techniques of needle felting we will expand the process by making prefelts to create the background for a landscape picture.

In the Bag: Developing Form with a Resist In Wet Felting

April 19, 2024

1-5pm

Wool can be soft and cuddly or sturdy and serviceable.  In this class, you will design and create a unique bag. 

Beads and Bangles: Felt Jewelry

May 3, 2024

1-5pm

You will learn to make a wristband bracelet and a necklace, all out of wool, with materials enough to make more than one.  You will also learn new techniques for making cords.

Tickets

  • Needle Felt Landscapes

    Needle Felt a Landscape This ticket includes entry to the "Picture This" class on March 15, 2024.

    $55.00
    +$1.38 service fee
  • Felt Bowls

    Using a Resist in Wet Felting This ticket includes entry to "A Bowl of Cherries" on March 8, 2024.

    $50.00
    +$1.25 service fee
  • Felt Bags

    Developing Form with a Resist in Wet Felting This ticket includes entry to the "In the Bag" class on March 22, 2024.

    $60.00
    +$1.50 service fee
  • Felt Jewelry

    Felt Jewelry This ticket includes entry to the "Beads & Bangles" class on March 29, 2024.

    $60.00
    +$1.50 service fee

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