Saturday, May 2, 2015

Workshop: Resist Felting

Registration Opens June 22 at 10am.

2015 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop Resist Felting
Chad Alice Hagen

$295 includes 75 lab fee
October 29, 30,   - Class Limit 12
Maiwa East: 1310 Odlum Drive, Vancouver BC



The combination of soft and luxurious felted merino wool and the pure colour magic of resist dyeing is a match made in textile heaven. 

For two wonderful days our class will learn to felt and full fine Australian merino wool needle batts. Dye Master Chad will show how to set up a safe and workable dye kitchen. Then, using hundreds of weird and fascinating metal and wool tools and clips, students will be guided into the mysterious world of resist dyeing on felt. The class will move through nine different dye baths each day, dyeing and over-dyeing  the felt samples and transforming them into textiles. 

Students will make 22 approximately 6” x 10” samples each day which are then ready for beading, stitching, embellishing, books, jewelry making, art pieces… it really boggles the mind! Chad Alice joins us from North Carolina, USA.


Instructor Bio


Chad Alice Hagen is a full time artist living with Leon the deaf cat in a vine covered cottage in North Carolina. She has worked with hand felted wool for over 35 years and is the author of three books about feltmaking. She is also a book binder and in love with historic structures. She teaches around the US and Canada and at her studio. 

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