Week One (5-day): June 29 – July 3, 2020. Classes run 9 am – 4 pm daily and students are welcome to stay late in their studio.
Create your own unique hand-dyed wool fibre for use in your creative felting projects. It’s like making your own paints to work with, but for fibre artists. Explore a variety of dye application techniques using acid dyes on protein fibres, including hand painting and immersion dyeing. Students can work with dyeing roving, locks, prefelt, nepps or yarn. You will learn how to prepare fibre, set up a dye space, and work safely with acid dyes.
Students will gain an understanding of colour and colour theory and how it pertains to mixing dyes and over dyeing. Each student will build a sample book of dye formulas to create their own personal palette. As the week progresses, students will work on their own felt projects with their hand-dyed fibres while the dye pots continue to simmer.
By understanding the science of dyeing, students will gain confidence in playing with the creative art of dyeing.
Nancy Wesley (nan.c) is a creative felt designer who has been teaching and felting full time for over 10 years. Trained as a graphic designer at the Ontario College of Art, her work shows her love of line and clean simple design. She traveled and adventured for many years before finally settling down in Canada to surround herself with art supplies and rescue dogs. She now lives on Vancouver Island with her two sons.Click here to read more about NANCY WESLEY
Course Registration will open for Friends of MISSA on January 21st at 12:00pm (PST), and Registration will open for all on January 28th at 12:00pm (PST)