Workshop: Funk Shui Felting

by - Sunday, June 06, 2010

2010 Maiwa Textile Workshops
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Funk Shui Felting
Jessica de Haas

$275 (Includes $85 Lab Fee) Three full days

October 25 - 27 (Mon - Wed) 10 am–4 pm
Maiwa East – 1310 Odlum, Vancouver, Canada
Class Limit 14

Registration Opens June 21, 2010

In this exploratory three-day workshop, students dive into the exciting and magical world of felt. The workshop will use both ancient and contemporary techniques and is suitable for both beginning and experienced felters looking to refine their skills and expand their creative vision.

Workshop participants will discover the many fascinating ways to create pattern and design on the felted surface. These include fabric inlays, colour layering and cutout, creation and use of partial felts and wool and silk "papers" to achieve crisp lines, and working with a dyebath.

Students will be guided through a series of sample-making projects, and all projects will be mounted in a sample book for future reference and inspiration. Participants will also select a final project, such as a wall hanging or yardage, to further explore what they have learned.


Jessica de Haas loves the snow, but not being cold. Growing up in the mountains of Canada necessitated keeping warm, but the lumberjack styles weren’t for her. After more than a decade of international travel, studies in fibre arts, and experimentation in personal expression, she decided to settle down and plant the seeds of Funk Shui, creating warm felted clothing and accessories. Her art reflects her personality – warm, adventurous, earthy, and multifaceted. To view her work, visit

Student Supply List

Sketchbook with writing and drawing implements (pens, pencils, coloured pencils, etc.)
1 plastic grocery or produce bag
1 recycled newspaper
For inspiration: bring 3 samples of pattern motifs or imagery in any form (magazine, photo, textile ...)
Any lightweight fabric scraps or fibres from your home stash (chiffon, gauze, organza - anything is possible)
Please bring a bag lunch. All other materials provided.

The full course calendar is on the web. Registration opens June 21, 2010.

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