Sculptural Felted Bracelets
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Sculptural Felted Bracelets

$60.00

Instructor: Kim Van Antwerp and Dustin Wedekind
Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Time: 2pm-6pm
Classroom: Oakland
Cost of Required Kit: $25

Students will needlefelt a wool base over an armature of sturdy, bendable wire for a custom-fitting bracelet. We will cover techniques for creating a tight felt around the wire and working it into a solid basis for embellishment and building sculptural features out of wool.
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Sculptural Felted BraceletsStudents will needlefelt a wool base over an armature of sturdy, bendable wire for a custom-fitting bracelet. We will cover techniques for creating a tight felt around the wire and working it into a solid basis for embellishment and building sculptural features out of wool. Students should leave class with an understanding of working with needlefelt and the basic form for their bracelet.

Instructor: Kim Van Antwerp and Dustin Wedekind
Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Time: 2pm-6pm
Classroom: Oakland
Cost of Required Kit: $25

Skill Level: All Levels

Technique Learned: Felting, Embellishment

Kit Includes:

  • custom made felting tools
  • wool to complete project
  • armature wire
  • printed tutorial

Supply list for students to bring:

  • bead dish
  • bead mat/work surface
  • #12 beading needles
  • scissors
  • large sponge for felting surface
  • thread: any is okay; I use nylon thread but fireline is fine if that’s what you’ve got.
  • task lamp with extension cord if needed

I will have samples of colored thread to try in class, and will have my favorite felt-trimming scissors and additional felting tools for sale, along with packs of embellishment materials like felt beads, sequins, feathers, and glass beads.

About Kim Van Antwerp:

Kim Van AntwerpWith a BA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin, Kim started out drawing and painting. She has added fibers, metalsmithing, lampworking and beadweaving to her portfolio and loves bringing multiple skills and materials together in her projects.

Travel, history, art and music are among her interests, and when it snows you will invariably find her snowboarding on the slopes of Lake Tahoe.

 

About Dustin Wedekind:

Dustin WedekindDustin has a BFA in Fibers from Colorado State University. He began his beading career as Bead Boy, writing for Beadwork magazine, which grew into a senior editor position. Drawing upon years of technical editing, designing, and illustrating with Interweave Press, he wrote Getting Started with Seed Beads, published in 2012.