August 2013 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

I hope you are all well and enjoying the summer!

I have just put together the programme of workshops for October, November and December 2013. I hope you will find some interesting workshops for yourself. Please, book the classes that you would like to attend in advance.

If you have any suggestions for a workshop let me know. I am always looking for some new ideas.

If there is a group of you leaving far from Kidderminster, I am quite happy to travel to run a workshop for you!

Regards

Raissa

 Contact Tel. No 07792422385   Web: www.magicwoolbyraya.com

Felted beret decorated with silk fibresHandfelted berets and scarf

 

Handmade berets  (Beginners+    workshop) Saturday 5th of October  11-5pm

Thursday 28th of November   10-4pm

Saturday 14th of December   11-5pm

£65 (material included)

Design and make a beret of your choice. Do not worry if you never made felt or have very little experience of felt making. This is your opportunity to learn basic felt making techniques and experiment with different textures and fibres. In this workshop you will also find out how to use a template to make 3D items.

Winter will be here soon! So, its time to think about a gift for someone or make a beret to match your new coat!

Frilly scarfFrilly Scarf (Beginners+  workshop) Wednesday 9th October 10-5pm,  £70+ materials

In this workshop you will make a fantastic scarf with frills in Nuno Felting technique. You will learn how to lay out wool fibres to create wearable and even felt. You will explore different decorative fibres, silks and threads and use them to decorate your scarf. I will also teach you to make a frill and even edge. At the end of this 6 hour workshop you will take home a sumptuous scarf or a wrap.

Robin“Landscape with the Red Robin”  wool painting   (Complete beginner or experienced artist workshop) Saturday 12th  October £65 (materials included)

This is not felt making. This is making a painting using layers of merino wool and enhancing it with silk or viscose fibres. This is a workshop for anyone. You do not need to have an Art Degree or any experience working with wool.

This is an easy step by step workshop which is designed for you to have fun with different wools and experiment with colour and fibres. At the end of this class you will make a fantastic gift for yourself or a friend-a wool painting which you will put in a glass frame and take with you!

Russian autumn 24x31cm“Autumn landscape” wool painting workshop (Complete beginner or experienced artist, no experience necessary) Thursday 17th October 10-3pm, £50 (materials included) Come along to make this lovely and colourful picture.  You do not need to have an Art Degree or any experience working with wool. This is an easy step by step workshop which is designed for you to have fun with different wools and experiment with colours and fibres. At the end of this class you will make a fantastic gift for yourself or a friend-a wool painting which you will put in a glass frame and take with you!

 

Felted JewelleryFelted Jewellery         (Absolute beginners workshop), Saturday 26th October 11-5pm, Wednesday 4th  December 10-4pm

£45 (materials included)

In this workshop you will make felt beads, necklaces and a lovely flower brooch. You will learn how to make a flat piece of felt as well as 3D felt.  Come along to explore different stages of felt making and experiment with various colours and shapes!

 

The Kingfisher  30x47 cm“The Kingfisher” wool painting   (Complete beginner or experienced artist workshop) Wednesday 23rd October 10-5pm,  £65 (materials included)

This is not felt making. This is making a painting using layers of merino wool and enhancing it with silk or viscose fibres. This is a workshop for anyone. You do not need to have an Art Degree or any experience working with wool.

This is an easy step by step workshop which is designed for you to have fun with different wools and experiment with colour and fibres. At the end of this class you will make a fantastic gift for yourself or a friend-a wool painting which you will put in a glass frame and take with you!

 

Felted roseFelted Flowers (roses, chrysanthemum, asters, etc) Beginners +  workshop   Saturday 2nd November 11-3pm, £45 (materials included)

In this workshop you will learn to make a complex 3D seamless flower which you could wear as a brooch or attach to a bag or a garment.

 

 

 

Nuno Felt Cutch purseNuno felted clutch purse (Beginners+  workshop ) Tuesday 5th  November 10-4pm , £65 (materials included)

This is a great workshop for enthusiastic beginners. It will teach you basic felt making. You will get an opportunity to design and make a clutch purse which could be used as a make-up bag or a bag for essentials (mobile phone, money, keys and lipstick).  At this workshop you will learn to combine silk and wool and use a resistant technique to create a seamless purse.  I will supply a purse frame for you and teach you how to fit it. At the end of this workshop you will have a great gift, a clutch purse, for you or your friend which you can take with you.

 

Nuno felt handbagNuno felt Handbag (Beginners+  workshop)

Saturday 9th November 11-6pm,            £70 + materials

 In this workshop you will design and make a unique seamless handbag. You will make a pattern for your bag and find out how to calculate a shrinkage coefficient for your work. You will learn how to combine wool and silk and create a wearable felt. I will supply a bag frame which you will fit to your bag.  At the end of this class you will take home a one-off designer handbag.

 

Felted scarf

Felted scarf   (Beginners+ workshop)  Thursday  14th November  10-6pm, £70 + materials.

In this workshop you will make a fantastic felted scarf. Felted scarves are light weight, yet surprisingly warm and snug. You will learn how to lay out wool fibres to create wearable and even felt. You will explore different decorative fibres, silks and threads and use them to decorate your scarf. I will also teach you to make an even edge. At the end of this 6 hour workshop you will take home a sumptuous scarf or a wrap.

 

Handfelted glovesFelted gloves  (Advanced level workshop)

Saturday 23rd November 11-5pm                 £70+ materials

Make a pair of warm and wearable seamless gloves for the winter. This can be a great Christmas present for yourself or someone special.  In this workshop you will develop your skills in making fine felt. You will learn how to use a template and explore some decorative techniques to embellish your gloves.

 

Janet's RoseMake a wool painting of your choice (previous experience of wool painting is necessary), Saturday 7th December 11-5pm

£50 + materials

This is a really enjoyable workshop. Come along and bring a picture or a photo that you want to recreate in wool. Make a unique surprise Christmas present for someone special. Do not worry if you a bit unsure how to do it. You will get lots of help and guidance.

 

 

 

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