workshops

If you would like more information on these workshops or would like to schedule, 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 as everything mentioned is a necessity!  2019 fall/winter will be out shortly so stay tuned!

Class descriptions and materials list for the student as well as what is included in the materials fee.

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 small wall hanging. 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.
Class: 2 hours

  • Material fee included: includes merino and silk roving.  
    Students are required to bring:
    1 large towel and 1 small hand towel
    spray bottle
    bamboo mat for rolling

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.
Class: 2 hours

  • Materials: includes 2 cold pressed vegetable based fresh milk & shea butter soaps, merino wool and silk fibers.
    Students are required to bring:
    1 large towels and 1 small hand towel
    large mixing bowl to work over

felted ruffle scarf: 
Learn the fundamentals of layering your fibers directionally in order to create a scarf that will have a solid body with ruffled edges. Your ruffles can be thick and full, or light and airy, it’s your very own one of a kind design. We will learn how to incorporate small pieces of sheer fabrics and luxury fibers into your felt. This is a great last minute hand made gift for the holidays. Skill level: advanced beginner. Class: 3 hours.  Maximum number of students 12 (this class requires enough space for the student to work- 2 people to a 6ft table).

  • Material fee $20: includes merino wool, silk silk fibers and fabrics
    Students are required to bring:
    2 large towels and 1 small hand towel
    spray bottle
    bamboo mat for rolling (or plastic place mat- as long as it can be rolled)
    stash fibers, fabrics (silks or gauze) and yarn for embellishments of your choice

intro to silk shibori painting: 
Learn the basics in shibori hand dying and painting. This is a great class for beginners while more advanced silk painters and practice and concentrate on practicing specific skills. We will experiment with fold & clip techniques and well as tying and using rubber bands to manipulate our fabric in order to develop our patterns and designs. Class: 2 hours.  Maximum number of students 12 (this class requires enough space for the student to work- 2 people to a 6ft table).

  • Material fee $15: will include 1 11×60″ hemmed silk scarf panels, paint, string or clips.
    Students are required to bring:
    pair of rubber gloves
    plastic bag for transport
    old towel for clean-up
    scissors

felted vessel and three dimensional forms:
Learn how to build a non-functional three dimensional form over a foam resist. Layer merino, silk, and mohair to create a decorative vessel. Feel free to bring in some of your favorite scraps of ribbon or yarns to felt into your piece. Skill level: some felting experience is recommended, but the ambitious are always welcome. Class: 3 hours.  Maximum number of students 12

  • Material fee $20: will include a foam resist and merino wool.
    Students are required to bring:
    2 large towels and 1 small hand towel
    spray bottle
    bamboo mat for rolling
    stash fibers, fabrics (silks or gauze) and yarn for embellishments of your choice

felted air planter/ birdhouse:
Make a one of a kind wet felted air planter or cozy bird house for your garden. You’re welcome to bring along your fiber stash, yarn scraps and various sheer fabrics that can also be incorporated into your piece. You can hang your air planter in any direction and air plants come in all shapes and sizes. The birdhouse can hang from a branch while the wool fibers can keep warm any nest. We will be using foam resists to create our (either) air planter or birdhouse. Skill level: some felting experience is recommended, but the ambitious are always welcome. Class: 3 hours

  • Material fee $20: will include a foam resist and merino wool and embellishments.
    Students are required to bring:
    2 large towels and 1 small hand towel
    spray bottle
    bamboo mat for rolling
    stash fibers, fabrics (silks or gauze) and yarn for embellishments of your choice

intro to nuno felting:
Learn the basic techniques of Nuno felting. (“Nuno” is Japanese for “Fabric”). This technique was developed in the early 90′s and combines raw wool with a loose or open weave material in order to create a light weight fabric. Students will create a beautiful scarf out of hand dyed silk chiffon, a wall hanging or unique panel of fabric that can be sewn into a bag or pillow case etc. This class requires a little elbow grease, but the end result is well worth it! Skill level: advanced beginner. Class: 3 hours.  Maximum number of students 12 (this class requires enough space for the student to work- 2 people to a 6ft table).

  • Materials fee $25: includes a hand dyed silk chiffon panel and merino roving. Additional nuno felting kits may be purchased at class.
    Students are required to bring:
    2 large towels and 1 small hand towel
    large spray bottle
    bamboo mat for rolling
    plastic bag for transport
    stash fibers, fabrics (silks or gauze) and yarn for embellishments of your choice

intro to silk painting:
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. Class: 3 hours.  Maximum number of students 12 (this class requires enough space for the student to work- 2 people to a 6ft table).

  • Material fee $20: will include 1 11×60″ hemmed silk scarf panel, paint and silk resist.
    Students are required to bring:
    2 large towels and 1 small hand towel
    pair of rubber gloves
    plastic bag for transport
    old towel for clean-up

felted slippers:
Learn how to felt a cozy, long lasting home made pair of slippers. Just like in the felted vessel class, we will use a resist form (a resist is used in felting to make three dimensional objects from a flat pattern). We’ll cut out a shape based on your own foot size to felt a pair of one of a kind slippers, clogs, or booties. These can be adorned with various luxury fibers, yarns and fabrics. You’ll never buy slippers again! (This class can also be applied to the felted baby booties workshop). Skill level: advanced beginner. Class: 3 hours

  • Material fee $25: will include a foam resist and 4oz. c1-pelsul wool (short fiber merino and an assortment of silks for baby booties).
    Students are required to bring:
    2 large towels and 1 small hand towel
    spray bottle
    bamboo mat for rolling
    stash fibers, fabrics (silks or gauze) and yarn for embellishments of your choice

intro to polymer clay- beading making: 
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. Class: 3 hours (best class ever if you love bead making and jewelry)

  • Material fee $0: Students are required to bring:
    5 different colored blocks of sculpty Premo clay. This can be found at any Michael’s. HAS TO BE PREMO
    One tissue blade for cutting
    small plastic container for transport

Mokume Gane- pendants and beads: 
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. Class: 3 hours

  • Material fee $0: Students are required to bring:
    5 different colored blocks of sculpty Premo clay. This can be found at any Michael’s.
    One tissue blade for cutting
    small plastic container for transport

macrame wreath workshop:
Learn how to master the therapeutic art form of knot making in order to design and create a one of a kind macrame wreath or table centerpiece. Class: 2 hours

  • Materials fee $15: includes rope, metal ring
    Students required to bring
    a scissor
    Large beads if desired
    A comb fringe

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. Class: 2 3 hour courses

  • Material fee $35 will include: one frame loom, merino roving and assortment of yarns.
    Students are required to bring:
    a variety of stash yarns, (fabrics are ok too, but we will need to tear them into thin strips for weaving)
    a fork or a wide tooth comb
    a large tapestry needle
    scissors

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. Class: 2 hours

  • Materials fee $20: includes hand held loom, 1 slide lock and a variety of weaving yarns and fibers, and silk fabrics
    Students required to bring
    a scissor
    beads if desired
    stash yarns are welcome
    Tapestry needle

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. Class: 2 hours

  • Materials fee $20: includes hand held loom, 1 4” brass bar and chain, a variety of weaving yarns & fibers
    Students required to bring
    a scissor
    beads if desired
    stash yarns are welcome
    Tapestry needle

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. Class: 2 hours

  • Materials fee $15: includes rope, 2” wooden ring, a variety of weaving yarns & fibers
    Students required to bring
    a scissor
    Large beads if desired


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8 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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  4. Jean Lindgren

    Hi! I know it is two years later…but I was wondering/HOPING that you still gave felting lessons in the Hamptons or Riverhead. I am interested in any kind of wool felting craft…esp animals!!!

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