workshops

If you would like more information on these workshops or would like to sign up, please click the links below or call the studio.  If you would like to schedule a private lesson, group workshop or birthday party, please contact me at justineanne@me.com.  If you have a project that you’re working on and need a little extra help, we can talk about that too!  Please be sure to get your list of required materials for the each class you sign up for.

Introduction to wet felting:

In this workshop we will cover the basics of traditional wet felting by taking raw natural fibers such as wool and silk to create a wet felted flower brooch or hair pin. Students will learn the process of combining fibers with water and soap to create a solid non woven fabric with endless color and texture.  Skill level: all are welcome.

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Felted Soap:

Explore the possibilities of wet felting when you wrap your favorite bar of soap with extra fine merino wool and silk.  As wool shrinks and felts around the soap, it turns into an all natural built-in washcloth. Merino wool is organically anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, so your soap will stay fresh and last 3x as long.  Skill level: all are welcome.  See what your felted soaps can look like here.

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 Introduction to Silk Painting:

Explore the wonderful world of painting on silk. Learn how to blend and control your color on this luxurious delicate fabric. I will be demonstrating the differences between painting on wet fabric versus dry, and we will also experiment with techniques using salt, alcohol and resists. No experience necessary for this workshop, beginners welcome.

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Intro to Weaving on a Frame Loom:

Learn the foundation of this age old craft with the modern twist of a frame loom. Create your own one of a kind hand woven wall hanging full of color and texture. We will review the basics, learn new tricks and techniques, and explore the endless possibilities to this relaxing art form.

  • February 19th 1pm-3pm Cutchogue Library |  27550 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY 11935 (631) 734-6360

The Woven Cuff:

In this workshop, students will complete a one-of-a-kind woven cuff out of all natural fibers and luxury silk fabrics. Students will weave their cuff on a hand held loom and complete their piece with a slide lock for secure wearability.

  • February 19th 1pm-3pm Cutchogue Library |  27550 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY 11935 (631) 734-6360

The Woven Necklace:

Students will complete a mini woven pendant necklace out of all natural fibers. Woven on a hand held loom, this necklace will hang from a brass bar with a choice of a soft black cotton cord or brass chain.

  • March 19th 1pm-3pm Cutchogue Library |  27550 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY 11935 (631) 734-6360

Intro to Macrame: Macrame Plant Hanger

Learn the basics of macrame knot making and go home with a handmade planter. We will review everything from the beginning lark’s head knot to the berry knot and all of the different materials you’ll need to macrame on your own. Come to class with your favorite potted plant and leave with a decorative plant hanger that will add something special to your home.

  • December 7th 5-8pm East End Arts | 133 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901 (631) 727-0900

Macrame Necklace Workshop:

Learn how to master the therapeutic art form of knot making in order to design and create a one of a kind macrame pendant necklace.

  • April 23rd 7pm-9pm Connetquot Public Library | 760 Ocean Ave, Bohemia, NY 11716 (631) 567-5079

Mokume Gane with Polymer Clay:

This 17th century “wood grain” inspired design technique was originally developed in Japan as a way for creating decorative swords. This technique incorporates a stack of contrasting colors that are layered in thin slices. Once the layers are stacked high enough to create a block, the block is then sliced along the side. Students will learn how to manipulate the layers to achieve a variety of different results. This technique provides ornate sheets of beautiful patterns that can used cover buttons, beads, pendants, pens, business card holders and so much more.

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Introduction to Polymer Clay- Complex Caning:

This is a fun first experience with polymer clay. Students will learn the basics of creating solid and multi color skinner blends as well as traditional cane making techniques. Learn how to make one of a kind sets of buttons, beads, and pendants.

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7 thoughts on “workshops

  1. peggie ehlers

    dear justine,

    wonderful talent you are:) how does the sign-up/cost work for your workshops work.
    wo8ld also like to meet you sometime soon? i have a few felted products that i want to develop for my nuna brand. i have not been able to find the expertise to make any attempts for development?

    hope this meet with your interest and such.
    peggie ehlers
    nuna knits
    riverhead, ny 11901
    cell: 631.300.5869
    email: nunaknits@gmail.com

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    1. justine Post author

      Hi Peggie,
      Feel free to contact the places where I have scheduled workshops. They will sign you up for whatever class you’re interested in! If you can make it to this weekend’s Fleece and Fiber festival, I’ll be in booth 14. Make sure to introduce yourself, and I hope to see you at some of the workshops over the summer. I’ll be teaching at the East End Arts, close to you 😉
      Have a great day, happy felting!
      -justine

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  2. Renata

    Hi Justine
    Can you save a seat for me for the class on November 26 for felting slippers. Can I order red & black fiber for my slippers? My foot size is 10 or 11. Can I order double so I can make two pair of slippers. Thank you very much for taking me into your felted ruffle scarf class, even though I was not registered. I really appreciated that.
    Thank You,
    Renata

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  3. Judy Tirman

    Justine,
    I really enjoyed your class on felted soap. I’m looking forward to taking your class on polymer clay August 9th. Would you please send me the supply list.
    Judy tirman

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    1. justine Post author

      Hi Judy,

      I’m sorry for the delayed response. You should bring 5 colors of your choice (contrasting colors help to make sharper designs and patterns) and a black and white as well. I recommend premo as opposed to sculpey (it bakes a bit harder) you’ll also need a tissue blade and an acrylic roller (all can be found in the polymer clay aisle at Michael’s). If you have any other questions, let me know, see you then!

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