Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Nicola Brown of Clasheen Returning!

We are THRILLED to announce that Nicola Brown is returning to The Tin Thimble to teach three fabulous days of felting!  She was going to be teaching at our retreat this year but sadly we did not have enough of a response to have the retreat so Nicola is going to be 'in shop' instead.  Here is the schedule:

Felted Accessories - Friday, May 13 10:30-5:00

Diana Westin just sent me this photo today so I thought I'd share.  These are a lovely example of felted flowers that you could make in this class along with a whole lot of other things!
Fun and funky or subtle and sophisticated, let your imagination run wild when designing and creating gorgeous felted accessories to adorn the body!

During this one day workshop participants will experiment incorporating glass nuggets, stones, fabric, leather, beads, buttons and found objects with wool creating unique wearable accessories. Each person will felt a collection of pieces which may include a combination of rings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches, scarbes, simple belts, small purses (or one large one), neckwraps, sleeveless mittens, flowers or whatever else takes their fancy.

Nicola will bring a selection of unusual fabrics with her from Ireland including metallic meshes and sequin or glitter studded polyester in addition to some of the 'mohair waste' fiber which she is currently experimenting with in her work. Participants will be free to use these as accent materials but are also encouraged to bring alongany old bits and bobs they like from their stash, incorporating these into the felt lead to truly personal one off pieces of wearable art. A materials list will be available upon registration. 

Instructor: Nicola Brown
Class Fee: $150

Special 2-Day Nuno Mosaic Workshop - Saturday, May 14 & Sunday, May 15 10:30-5:00 

Discover the possibilities of creating your own wonderful multi hued and textured fabric using the mosaic nuno technique. Working over two days participants will have the time and opportunity to plan, design and felt either a beautiful piece of wearable art or else a stunning decorative or functional textile for the home. Suggestions for wearable projects include a large ruffled wrap, mini skirt, folded oragami style top or complex panel perfect for inclusion in any one off piece of clothing, ideas for interior design include a beautiful wall hanging or an unusual and stylish table runner. A materials list will be available upon registration. 

Instructor: Nicola Brown
Class Fee: $250

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