Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fiber Classes

I am happy to announce that Connie DeLameter will be conducting two workshops at This'll Do Farm in Salisbury, MD, on October 31, and November 1, 2009.

Saturday, October 1: Painting with Wool

Come paint your own calming pasture scene or perhaps a lovely flower garden, using dyed wool as the paint, a felting needle as the brush, and a piece of prefelt for the canvas. After working on your wall hanging most of the day with the felting needle, we will finish it by quickly wet felting the piece, to forever lock the design in place. Materials fee: $20. Students will need to bring a 9”X12” piece of foam that is 2” thick (or may be purchased from instructor), several old towels, and a couple of pictures for inspiration. (Hint: impressionistic works well.)

Sunday, November 1: Luscious Lock Scarf

We will be using the very soft merino wool roving for the base of the scarves, with options of reversible two tones, variegated roving (multi-color), or solid color with surface design. The base will be laid out to be very lightweight, yet supply plenty of warmth. During lay out, we will add the beautiful soft locks of the Wensleydale sheep along the edge to give a fancy flair. Warning, all of your friends will want one too. Time permitting, lay out of the Wensleydale wool for the base will be shown also. Materials fee: $12- $14. Students will need to bring several old towels, and wear comfortable shoes.

The workshop will be limited to 8 participants each day. Cost will be $80 per person, per day.

Workshops will begin each day at 9:00 a.m., and end at 4:00 p.m. Coffee and muffins will be served in the morning, and a light lunch will be provided. Call Sandy Hornung at 410-546-0101 or email sandyhornung@msn.com for more information or registration materials.

You will love working with Connie. She and her husband Dave, live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland at Delly's Delights Farm with about 15 angora rabbits and their flock of sheep (Romneys and Border Leicesters) just down the road. She has been involved with the fiber world over 20 years; dying, spinning, weaving, and felting. In recent years, this has become her full-time job, focusing on her felt and dye work. She has studied with many well-known international felters and attended various intense felting events, broadening her knowledge along the way. Connie loves the felting world because of the unlimited possibilities it presents. Her work is exhibited at many east coast craft/art shows and fiber events.