I am running the Thomson workshop again Oct 2, 2021 The workshop is $50(includes HST) and runs about 2 hours. We will cover hooking pictorials, deomnstrations of the specific techniques used to re-create the impressionistic style of the paintings, how I dyed the specific colours, and the wool you need for each of the patterns.
Patterns can be purchased before or after the class as can the wool, as part of a kit or seperately, to fill in gaps in your stash. Purchase of a pattern is not a requirment to take the class.
Small patterns are approx 12x14 $55, kit with the uncut wool, pattern on linen $155. Large patterns 18x18 $65, kit with uncut wool, pattern on linen $185, plus tax and shipping
Class starts at 10 am (eastern)
The Colour theory workshop is all organized and will run for 6 weeks, dates offered are Wed.'s Feb 3rd-March 10th or Sat. Feb 6th -Mar 13th. Classes start at 10 am eastern and run between 1/1/2 -2 hours. Notes, patterns for the homework and downloadable recording will follow each class. We will cover the basics, harmonies, value, chroma, contrast, balance and temperature with each week building on the previous classes, small patterns as in the pictures will be used to put the theory in to practice. A full colour plan will be done in week 5 and everything will be reviewed in week 6.
Cost for the workshop $285 (includesHST) a kit is available but not a requirement. email for further info or to register.
In this workshop I will demonstrate several different methods of finishing your projects. For rugs that go on the floor I will show you two different methods for whipping the edges. Other methods will be how to finish a pillow, show bindings and for pictorials an inexpensive way to double mat your piece using foam core. I will guide you from start to finish and you will get notes on each technique.
Workshop fee is $45 date Dec. 15th starting at 10am Eastern.
Class will run approx. 2 hours.
Class size is limited.
I love teaching dye classes but my studio is too small to have students here and it is hard to find the appropriate location, but now because we can do classes by Zoom, my studio will be just the right size. The classes run approx. 90 minutes
Techniques will be, basic dyeing, stained glass/spot dyeing, painting on wool, swatches plus a couple of quick experiments. Dyeing and colour theory go hand in hand so each week I will discuss one aspect of the theory as it applies to dyeing and rug hooking. there will be comprehensive notes for each technique which will be emailed after each class and colour samples for the 3 dye companies will be mailed to each student.
If you think you would like to try this, email me and I will send you more information.
Dates: The classes will run 4 days over 2 weeks probably in Nov. The classes will be recorded so if you have to miss one it will be available after the class.
$160 includes the tax.
The next dates for the Beginner Workshop have been booked. Sept 21st &28th, 2019 at McMartin House in Perth.
The workhshop will cover basic techniques, finishing and much more. Lots of individual attention will ensure you are confident to complete the project.
The workshop fee includes a choice of the sunflower, moose or loon pattern, wool, notes and a hook. There is some flexibility on the colour choices.
Registration deadline is Sept 9th, a deposit of $85 is required to confirm your spot, balance due first day of class.
The workshop fee is $185
In the class we will discuss how to hook to acheive similar effects as Van Gogh does in the paintings.
Class fee $90 includes the pattern on Traditional LInen, Wheatfields can be done on Primitive Linen for a wide cut. Both patterns are approx. 16x22. I encourage students to bring wool from their "stash" and I will also have a selection of suitable colours available for purchase.