Start off 2023 creatively with an in-person workshop just for you. Picture yourself in the warm California desert in the middle of winter, felting all day followed by an al fresco dinner at one of the many restaurants that line gorgeous El Paseo Drive. Maybe some shopping, maybe the hot tub, definitely a relaxing slumber. Yep, it sounds like bliss, because it is!
Three-Day Workshop, Jan. 27 - 29, 2023 - $580
CREATE, Center for the Arts, Palm Desert, California
Take your felting to the next level with this extensive three-day workshop with me. If you've ever wanted to learn to make seamless felted garments using a resist, make your own patterns, and de-mystify shrinkage calculations then this workshop is for you. You will learn how to make a pattern/resist from one of your own existing garments and to easily size it up to account for shrinkage using Beth’s Easy Peasy Shrinkage Calculation sheet. Beth's method for pattern making doesn't involve taking body measurements or using complicated math - you won’t even need to use a calculator! Make a vest or a pull over top/tunic/poncho, your choice.
You will learn how to sandwich wool roving between layers of sheer silk fabric and embellish the garment as suits your taste and style. Beth will teach you how to create seamless edges, professionally finish the open areas like the armholes and hemline, and how to shape and size your garment to fit properly and flatteringly. Once you finish your garment, Beth will style you and take photos of you modeling your beautiful and unique felted garment.
Some prior felting experience is necessary. But even if you have only made scarves in the past, this workshop is for you.