Sunday, October 23, 2022


 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.

Students will need to bring their own materials and supplies.


Best Western Plus, Palm Desert offers special rates to students from CREATE.  Call them directly at 760 340-4441 and speak to someone in the sales department and let them know you have signed up with CREATE.  

1 comment:

  1. If you are considering this workshop, I say do not hesitate to register. The workshop I took with Beth was incredibly rich with information and technique that I was able to immediately apply to other projects when I returned home. Beth is a warm and generous teacher whose patience and enthusiasm translates into a classroom filled with possibility for the masterpiece you will create. Finally as we start to return to in person workshops, I will say that the tradeoff from being surrounded by all of your stuff and being able to schedule your participation to when you have the most energy (the best part about online workshops) is more than offset by the amazing energy in the workshop room. I felt like the excitement over our projects was almost like another participant in the room. Beth is not a taskmaster, driving all the participants to be at the exact same place at the same time -- her technique and teaching style is well organized so you're able to immerse yourself in your project and where your learning takes you. If you're thinking about it, I highly recommend it -- this was one of my favorite workshops. It's one I would take again!