Wool & Silk Gauze Wrap Workshop
April 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm$125.00
Sunday April 26, 2020 | 10 AM – 4PM
Join contemporary fibre artist, Megan Cleland to create an over-sized Spring wrap using a combination of wool and fine silk gauze. Explore the unlimited possibilities of the Nuno felting technique to create a finished piece, approx. 2’ x 8’, in your choice of neutrals or vibrant colour. Perfect for the warmer days ahead or as a gift for Mother’s Day!
Ideal for the beginner to intermediate! Ages 16+
All fabric, silk and wool materials provided. See supply list below for additional items to bring.
$125 (plus HST). Maximum 15 students (Minimum of 6 students required to offer this workshop).
Floral or nature images for inspiration
Sketch paper and pencils
Bubble wrap (small bubbles), approx. 2’x8’
About the Instructor:
Megan is a self-taught artist with a passion for felting. In 2000 Megan and her husband purchased a farm in Australia that came with 400 fine wool merinos. She started explored felting, spinning, and weaving for the sheer enjoyment of being surrounded by incredible fibres.
Megan returned to Canada in 2008 and began to combine her love of portraiture and needle felting. The switch from amateur to professional has been a recent decision. The response to Megan’s work has driven that path. Painting with wool to create realistic portraits and landscapes has been a natural progression from watercolour and pastel with exciting results. It is more organic and has a warmth and texture that makes the viewer want to reach out and touch it.
Creating hats and other wearables from Felt has become an extension to Megan’s portraits. It gives her another avenue of using wool and fibre as a medium to create.