Walk on the Wool Side
Powerpoint program/lecture with a concentration on how to use wool in quilting and sewing projects, from traditional blanket-stitched applique to needle-felted art quilts. I also bring samples to correspond with the slide show, which serves to inspire attendees to try their hand at using wool in their creative designs. I have patterns, kits, and wool felt for many of the projects I can bring. I can also bring models from some of the numerous designs I've done for magazines. We'll need a screen or white wall for the PowerPoint program.
Wild about Wool
This lecture covers a smorgasbord of techniques for working with wool, from the traditional blanket-stitched applique to cutting edge techniques with needle-felting and fibers. With lots of tips and tricks included (such as dyeing wool with kitchen products in the microwave), this presentation includes a variety of samples to inspire the listener, including some that are not in my patterns, such as wearable art. I'll be happy to bring a sampling of my patterns, Woolfelt, and kits for purchase as well.
Wild Wooly Wearables
Similar to the previous program, this presentation concentrates on wearable art such as hats, purses, tote bags, scarves, jackets, and clothing, still including lots of tips for the viewer and samples for inspiration. I have won numerous awards for my wearable art and will bring these one-of-a-kind garments for the attendees' viewing pleasure.
This program concentrates on fiber art such as needle-felting, wet-felting, and nuno-felting. Again I include lots of tips and samples for inspiration and also demo a couple of basic felting techniques. I develop classes in fiber art which I have taught across the country, from basic felted soap classes for kids to the more complex Nuno-felted scarves of hand-dyed silk chiffon, wool, and bamboo fibers.
Fees: Travel, accommodations, and food costs to be covered by hosts. Please email me for a fee schedule for lectures and classes.