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Bring in your discarded, washeed and dried "felted" garments, and leave with a blanket! This will be lots of fun, swapping our cut squares with each other. In the first class, we will cut and swap squares and layout our designs. In the second class, we will bind our squares together and complete our amazing projects with a dazzling array of Bead + Fiber fibers.
In this fun class, Abel Costa, a Boston and Brooklyn based artist exploring Cognitive Science, performing arts, and design, will guide your creative exploration. You may have seen and coveted Abel's creations adorning the windows of Bead + Fiber. Abel, a practitioner of the healing arts,who incorporates mindfulness and theta healing into his artistic process, and enjoys making dream catchers, will inspire you with the locally sourced materials with which you will create an 8 inch dream catcher of your own
Using your own custom made stamps will not only bring you the personal satisfaction of working with your own designs, it will also give your work a level of personal style that commercial stamps never could. Students will be exposed to a variety of traditional and unconventional ways to make their own stamps while focusing on hand carving. Time will also be spent discussing and experimenting with paints, inkpads and glue as students learn how to use their new tools! $40 materials fee includes all stamping materials except cloth and enough paint to use in class. Students should bring Sign Up For Class »
If you’ve always wanted to try batik but were afraid and overwhelmed, this is the class for you. Soy wax, which was originally developed to make candles, makes the job of batiking much easier. There are no unhealthy fumes to worry about exhausting. The melting point of soy wax is much cooler than traditional batik wax, so the risk of fire is very small. Also, soy wax is water-soluble! So removing the wax from your cloth is as easy as ironing and washing it out in your own sink or washing machine. And because we won’t be using dyes there Sign Up For Class »
Create a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art as you learn the basics of the felt- making process. bring your favorite wool-blend or silk yarns or other bits of silk fabrics to build texture and create surface design. Learn how to make well-finished quality material, exploit the painterly aspect of this ancient technique and play with color. Class kits include wool fiber and hand-dyed silks. Class fee: $95; Kit fee: $30 Students should bring two old towels, a clean plastic bag to take home finished work/wet towels and comfy shoes. A waterproof apron or a change of shirt is Sign Up For Class »