[2014 Symposium registration opens June 23 at 10am.]
2014 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop Needle Felting as an Art Medium
Briony Jean Foy
$195 includes 30 lab fee
October 9,10 - Class Limit 14
Maiwa Loft: Above the Net Loft, Granville Is. Vancouver BC
Needle felting is a popular craft form, but the process can also result in expressive and sophisticated works of art. In this workshop students will create an original landscape, portrait, or abstract composition suitable for framing or presentation.
Students will be introduced to the basics of the needle-felting technique and elements of design theory. Whether you work entirely from your imagination or start out with inspirational images or photographs, you’ll learn how to break down the design in terms of composition, colour blending, perspective, and transparency.
The instructor will work with students individually to bring their compositions to life. As in painting or collage, students will build layers of colour, depth, and texture with yarns, rovings, and bits of handmade or commercial fabrics. The class will end with a discussion of finishing and presentation methods.
With no experience necessary, this workshop is designed for students of all levels from beginners to more experienced artisans. It may be taken as an extension of Needle Felting: A New Adventure, but students should feel free to take either or both workshops.
Briony Jean Foy designs and creates one-of-a-kind woven and felted pieces in her studio in Madison, WI. She teaches weaving and gives workshops and private lessons across the USA and Canada. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and is the recipient of a Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship Award in recognition of her work in the visual arts.