5 Day FABULOUS FELT JACKETS Workshop with Catherine O'Leary

Hosted by Beth Marx - Studio 907

This workshop will be taught by Catherine O'Leary, acclaimed fiber artist from Melbourne, Australia.

5 Days:  MONDAY, October 5, 2020 - FRIDAY, October 9, 2020

Workshop Information
This workshop has a strong focus on surface design and pattern construction. Each participant will make lengths of nuno felted  fabric which will be cut and sewn into a jacket which will be designed to fit well and complement individual body shapes. Unique jackets will be created and individual expression will be encouraged. The surface will be designed to take into account edges, cuffs, collars etc. There will be very few seams, although sewing experience is recommended.

Felting experience is not necessary since we will not be working with wool roving.  Instead the nuno felt will be created using sheets of prefelt and a variety of plain and/or patterned silk fabrics, then a jacket will be created. Some machine sewing experience is recommended (just three seams to sew and Catherine will help you if you are not a sewer).   

Materials and supplies will in addition to the registration amount.  An email confirmation and supply list will be provided upon registration. 


A full refund less a $45 cancellation fee will be refunded for cancellations made prior to August 21, 2020.  Sorry but no refunds after that date unless your space can be filled in which case the $45 cancellation fee still applies.

Location/Getting There
The workshop is located at the American Legion in Cypress, CA from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. The workshop is in a beautifully pine tree lined corporate industrial complex just seven miles from Disneyland; one mile from the Los Alamitos Horse Race Track; and eight miles from the ocean and the quaint seaside town of Seal Beach.

Cypress, California is a small city in northern Orange County in Southern California and is freeway close to several freeways.  Long Beach (LGB) is the closest airport - 7 miles, Santa Ana/John Wayne (SNA) is 17 miles and LAX is 28 miles.

There are many places to lodge within walking distance such as:

About Catherine
Catherine O'Leary lives in Melbourne.  She has worked with felt for more than 20 years, teaching and exhibiting extensively in Australia and overseas.  Catherine has been profiled in several magazines and her work is featured in various books including her own book, "From Felt to Fabric".  Catherine introduces her distinctive, painterly approach to nuno felting with trademark techniques that make the craft easier to master, more creative and more personal.  Her exciting innovation, nuno prefelts, integrates printed fabric into the process as design elements, exploring principals of art and composition. http://www.catherineoleary.com.au/  

About Beth
Beth is internationally known for designing and creating fashionable and sophisticated nuno felted wearables.  Her felting process is organic, mixing texture, color and pattern.  She has taught extensively and has created the "Easy Peasy Calculation Sheet" to demystify the shrinkage calculations.  Her felted wearables have walked the runway, are worn by theme park characters, have appeared in books and are sold in high end boutiques and galleries.  Beth lives in Long Beach, California where she has her studio with her address number known as Studio 907. 

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