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May 2013 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

I hope you are all well and happy and enjoying your felt making!

The workshops on daffodils and poppies have been very popular. I have been asked to do some more. Please, make an early booking to get in!!

I am doing a free wool painting demonstration at Kidderminster Carpet Museum on May 28th from 11am to 13 pm. Everyone is welcome! Pop in to give me some support. By the way the new museum is fantastic!  You will discover 300 years of carpet heritage in Kidderminster, watch the large working looms and see a range of stunning carpets.

For those who don’t know where it is yet – the museum is next to the Morrisons.  Hopefully I will run some workshops at the museum later on.

I have included the workshop programme for July and September 2013.

Regards

Raissa

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

Email raya_berry@yahoo.com

 

Felted poppies and daffodils workshop.

(Absolute beginners)

Thursday 4th July £35 (materials included)   10-3pm

This is a very easy and enjoyable workshop for absolute beginners. You will make unique hand felted flowers which you can wear as a brooch or to accessories a handbag or a hat. During this workshop you will learn how to make basic felt and use various fibres to decorate it. You will experiment with design, colour and texture. You can also add beads  and decorative stitches to your flower.

single daffodil   Red Poppy

 

“Poppy Field” wool painting workshop

 (Complete beginner or experienced artist, no experience necessary)

 Wednesday 10th of July 10-4pm , £60 (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!

Summer landscape 35x35cm

 

Nuno felted clutch purse

  (Beginners+  workshop ) Sunday 14th July 11-5pm , £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 Cutch purse

 

Exploring textures in felt

(Beginners +      workshop) Saturday 20th July 11am-5pm  £65 +materials

In this workshop you will have a chance to explore different textures and patterns that you can create using wool and various fibres and yarns. You will learn about qualities of natural and synthetic fibres and try out a Nuno felting technique. You will also make some samples using the techniques of your choice. This is a very informative workshop. So, bring a pen and paper and a camera!

texture1 texture2 texture3

 

Frilly Scarf (Beginners+  workshop)

Saturday 27th July 11-6pm, £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.

Frilly scarf

 

Felted Jewellery workshop (Absolute beginners)

  Saturday 7th September 11-5pm , £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 a 3D felt.  Come along to explore different stages of felt making and experiment with various colours and shapes!

felted jewelry

 

Felted scarf workshop. 

(Beginners+)  Thursday 12th September 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.

Felted scarf

 

 

“Autumn landscape” wool painting workshop

(Complete beginner or experienced artist, no experience necessary) Saturday 21st September 11-3pm, £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!

Russian autumn 24x31cm

 

Nuno Felted scarf.  (Advanced level workshop)

Thursday 26th September 10-6pm, £ 75+materials

Come alone to design and make a beautiful Nuno felted scarf or wrap. You will learn to make very fine cobweb felt and combine it with the fabric of your choice. You will have a chance to explore the qualities of different fibres and fabrics and incorporate some of them in your work. I will also teach you how to create lovely creases and textures in your garment.

 

Nuno felt wrap

 

Nuno felt Handbag workshop (Beginners+ )

Sunday 29th September 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.

Nuno felt handbag