Sunday, March 22, 2020

Nuno Felted Seamless Collage Vest Workshop - Felters Rendezvous, March 2020

I was lucky enough to be invited by Deb Tewell, the organizer of the annual Felter's Rendezvous in Colorado Springs and owner of the Felting Source to teach at the March 7-10, 2020 Rendezvous.  This event was absolutely amazing, so much fun and so wonderful to reunite with felter friends and make so many new ones.  And thank heaven that this event went off without a hitch right before all the ensuing tumult resulting from the coronavirus.

I taught a four day nuno felted seamless collage vest workshop.  Since the class size was smaller than expected, mainly due to just too many garment classes, I made lemonade from lemons and encouraged each student to go out of their comfort zone to create a more complicated vest than I would normally invite in a larger workshop.  What a win/win!

Deb's husband Duncan was a former park ranger and was the best guide to me and Perla at the Garden of the Gods.
I had always wanted to visit the majestic Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs and I was lucky enough to have the tine and the best guide.

Going out to dinner with Deb Koesters, Ellen Castleberry and Kathy Krein at the Rabbit Hole, a super fun upscale restaurant in downtown Colorado Springs.

Jill Gully, owner of Outback Fibers, was one of the vendors at the Rendezvous market place.  I took my very first felting workshop from her in 2007 in Fallbrook, CA. 

Perla's amazing vest was inspired by our visit to the Garden of the Gods.

So much joy and happiness with these lovely ladies - Perla, Kathy, Deb and Cathy.

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