Saturday, May 13, 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: In person, AX Workshop Room
Register online, by phone at (506) 433-8351, or in person at 12 Maple Avenue, Sussex.
Please register by May 5
About the Workshop
Learn to make a small felted landscape with instructor Margaret Anne Smith. In this workshop, you will learn about various kinds of wool and see how they work in this ancient craft of felt-
making! Using two felting techniques (wet-felting and dry or needle-felting), play with colours and textures and create a wall hanging to take home with you. The instructor will provide samples and photos for inspiration, walk you through the wet-felting and needle-felting processes, and give options for framing your finished work.
Please bring 2 old towels, a hair dryer, a 50cm length of pool noodle or dowel or PVC piping, and a spray bottle. (The instructor will have a few extras on hand, if you can’t source all of these items.) There will be a one hour lunch break.
About the Artist
Margaret Anne Smith is a teacher, poet, and fibre artist who lives in Saint John. Fascinated by the interplay of colour and texture, she uses wet felting, dry (needle) felting, and hand-stitching to make garments, wall hangings, and small figures. She draws inspiration from living near the shores of the Bay of Fundy and loves to share her passion by facilitating workshops, selling at markets, and making commissioned works.