Workshops/Materials

Kristy teaches at home and abroad, as well through an interactive online platform where students work in their own homes and studios. Registration for home workshops (materials provided) is available below.

October 2018- Felt Feuture, Canadian Felting Symposium, Nova Scotia, CAN

March 2019- Felter's Rendezvous, Colorado USA

April 2019- Fibre Arts Australia, Balarat • Fibre Arts New Zealand

Flowers Kit

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Flowers Kit

from 185.00

Flower Power!

Home workshop with online video support and chatroom feedback with instructor.

Includes extensive video demonstrations, pdf tutorials to download and print, instructor feedback, and materials for 3 or 9 flowers.

Makes 3 or 9 flowers

  • Three flower kit: $185, Nine flower kit: $265

  • Order classroom instruction without materials here.

Kits are prepared in small batches. Upon registration, your kit will be mailed (two to three days processing time) and an email will be sent with login instructions to the online classroom. I have used the online classroom format for several years and find that it is a fantastic way students to learn, connect, and work at their own pace.

FLOWER POWER: After almost four years of development on this flower, I am SO excited to have nailed down the perfect formula of materials and methods to share with you. The home workshop teaches my unique dry construction methods and wet-felting process for complex sculptural flower forms.

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Brilliant idea and wonderful instructions. Kristy you are an amazing engineer!
— Carol Ingram, hosted Kristy to teach fall of 2018

Level: All levels welcome. This will be a new way of working with wool for most felters (all that I have met so far). From the newest to the most experienced felter, everyone will learn something new that has many applications in other types of work (wearables, vessels, etc.).

You will work with laminated pre-felt that I create in-house for the three (or nine) flowers in your kit. Each lesson develops in complexity with the addition of multiple color and design elements. Students are taught how to work with the laminated materials supplied, how to work with their own created at home, and how to work with commercially available pre-felt of various weights. All of the techniques can be re-created with materials available from your favorite fiber/ felting supplier. I also sell my laminated pre-felt on the website (uploading Dec. 1).

For each lesson, students are supplied with all of the required materials, tutorials, and online video demonstrations to successfully learn the new techniques. Each student's unique design will emerge from the way materials are laid out, shaped, cut, and formed.

The basic steps for creating this type of work are:
• Preparation of materials
• Dry assembly: Needle felting
• Wetting/bonding, wet felting
• Finishing and setting the shape

… with a little practice and a little more material. Techniques for this piece are exactly the same as what is taught in class.

Kits include:

  • materials for each lesson (there are three): Select from three color ways, Spring/Summer/Fall, or go for them all!

  • gloves for wet felting

  • gelatin sizing to set the shape

  • optional: three-needle felting tool and extra needles (additional fee, prompt at checkout)

Students will need to supply:

  • foam pad for needle felting

  • three needle felting tool- you can order one with your kit if needed

  • scissors, full size, strong, sharp

  • water (warm and hot), soap and towels for the wet felting portion of the lessons

Upon delivery of your kit, an email invitation to join the online classroom will be sent. Once you log into the classroom, the fun will begin! Students have a place to post questions and results of the lessons for instructor feedback. The platform is easy to use and communication can be tailored to each students needs. The online classroom remains open for many months… more likely, years. There is no rush to complete.

International students are welcome to register. Shipping is calculated at checkout.