This Valentine’s Day workshop will focus on two basic approaches to wet felting. After a brief introduction to wool, Helga Schulte-Schroeer will teach us to make two projects that will provide the foundation for future projects. Participants will be introduced to the versatility of wool and the diverse applications it has found in the revival of the ancient tradition of felting.
Helga Schulte-Schroeer grew up on a bio-dynamic farm in Germany, where she learned to manipulate wool from her grandmother at the early age of three. She took an immediate liking to the endless possibilities of the material and has worked with it ever since. Throughout her life she always had fibre projects on the go, and has taught herself through experimenting and sharing with other fibre enthusiasts. Schulte-Schroeer is showcasing and selling her art at major craft markets in Canada. www.fibreartistry.com
Free, monthly Crafternoons are back, featuring instruction by North American Indigenous and New Canadian women artists. Each workshop will provide a cultural context to help you understand how and why the craft developed. Traditional material practices have had origins both spiritual and material, and many have histories that are thousands of years old.
Crafternoons are held on the second Saturday of each month and everyone, of all ages and skill levels, are welcome. Plus, materials, childminding and snacks are provided free of charge! Because these techniques take time, we ask that you plan on attending for the duration (1-4 pm).
MAWA thanks the partners and funders who have made this program possible: Neechi Commons, Manitoba Community Services Council, Assiniboine Credit Union, Thomas Sill Foundation and The Winnipeg Foundation.
February / février 14, 2015