Felted Tree Landscape
Course: Felted Tree Landscape
Instructor: Lois MacDonald-Layden
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Date: June 6, 2020, 12-5pm
Max class size: 10
Course Fee: $95
Each participant will make a felted wool Tree ‘painting’ of their choice. Using different “painting with wool” techniques, you will be taught ways to design and blend your background, and different ways to a felt a tree picture. You will then be shown ways to mount, or use your work of art when you take it home. We will be learning both needle felting and wet felting, and using merino wool, silk and other embellishments.
What to bring:
- 2-3 Large Bath towels
- Optional: Wool Carders if you have them, small pet brushes are fine. Also, if you have felting needle holders of any kind, feel free to bring them.
Scent Free Policy: Due to the health concerns arising from exposure to scented products, Good Fibrations ask you to refrain from wearing scented products when attending any class at our store.
About the Instructor:
Lois has been wet and needle felting for 8 years under the name of Tuckamoor Wildcrafts. Her art is inspired by the North specifically, and nature in general. She designs and makes designer pillow covers, popular bookmarks, wall-art and some soft sculpture, as well as functional pieces like scarves, slippers, mittens, and felted mitten harnesses. You will see lots of trees, sunsets, fullmoons, ravens, ptarmigans, lakes and oceans in her work. She constantly seeks out opportunities to learn from other felters and artists in general. The three dimensional, soft to the touch quality of wool tapestries and projects is addictive! Above all, Lois enjoys teaching felt-art to children and adults in workshops from 2 hours to 2 days. She is an accomplished seamstress and landscape designer and I love pottery. An army wife, who gets to live in many parts of Canada with her fun husband Rich and three children, Nick, Gabe & Sorcha, she is originally from Newfoundland and an ornamental horticulturist by trade.