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50 Shades of Grey (FELT Workshop) with Wendy Bailye – Full
August 2 @ 9:30 am - August 4 @ 4:30 pm
50 Shades of Grey (Felt workshop) with Wendy Bailye Full
2 day sampling and 1day project or 3 days sampling (your choice!)
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- Dates: Friday 2 August – Sunday 4 August 2019.
- Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm.
- Venue: Alexander Park Craft House, Clyde Road, Menora (Perth).
- Cost: $350 for the 3 day workshop for FeltWEST members.
- Refreshments: Morning and afternoon tea provided. Please BYO lunch.
- A materials list will be sent out to all participants 4 weeks prior to the class.
- Approximate materials cost is $160. The materials list calls for around 600g of fine merino and a quantity of silk in black/white/shades of grey. Cost will vary depending on what you have in your stash/can access inexpensively at op-shops etc.
This class is a process/sample-oriented workshop designed to develop your felt-making skills in a playful, experimental manner. You will learn about mixing and matching fibres and fabrics and learn a multitude of techniques that extend your textural skills. We will concentrate of textural and surface decoration techniques using a variety of fabrics and fibres in interesting ways.
We will limit the colour of the materials used in class to black and white which means more time can be spent on the processes rather than having the distraction of colour. This enhances rather than limits your learning potential.
Wendy will bring her felt surface samples and you may experience 50 new techniques in shades of grey! You will go home inspired and with a great new skill set to fire your passion and creativity. For those who prefer projects, you can use your samples (hand stitched together perhaps!) to create something wonderful! You will go home inspired to try some new techniques.
You are guaranteed a vibrant, informative learning experience and a wonderful collection of inspirations to take away.
This workshop is suitable for beginners to advanced felt-makers. You will receive a handout of basic instructions.
Enrol now to secure your place. A cancellation policy applies.
ABOUT WENDY BAILYE
Wendy Bailye has been making handmade felt for 25 years, the last ten years working fulltime as a feltmaker and tutor. Training as a Home Economics and Art teacher gave her a deep understanding of textile processes and fibres. She loves to share her love of feltmaking with others and teaches internationally and nationally each year. Her work is playful and often experimental, and she particularly loves creating new surface techniques.
She runs a vibrant felt art studio, The Felt Studio, from her home in the Samford Valley in Brisbane. Wendy teaches her skill nationally and internationally, has been a Featured Artist with Expertise Events, travelling with the Craft and Quilt Fairs to each state in Australia. She has been an editor and assistant editor with Felt Magazine from its inception, until a few years ago and is the Area Coordinator for Australia and Asia of the International Feltmakers’ Association. She is constantly refining her skills, learning from many other talented artists and students who so generously share their wealth of knowledge with her.
Felting provides Wendy with a creative outlet that is both unique and full of challenge. It is always the process that inspires her and fires her imagination; the finished product is often far from her thoughts. Her work is innovative and always evolving. Felt is such a versatile medium that has so many practical applications – the possibilities are never-ending. It is this that intrigues her most about felt. She is inspired from within her inner landscape in combination with the never-ending inspiration of colours, textures and patterns in the outer world.
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