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10/5/16 - Tick Tock Tick Tock.... Welcome New in 2016 Vendors!  Recent updates include: FiberFlame kids schedule, Cooking Demos (including a Chopped! star), and the Fiber Arts Demos, and equipment auction details.
NEW this year! 
Tractor Mac! will visit us with his be red tractor reading from his books to the kids. Also herding down from the Great White North is the CORPUS theater troupe to inspire our imaginations as sheep. Don’t forget, the official website is www.sheepandwool.com.

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Thursday, October 13
 

9:00am

Abstract Needle Felted Art
Limited Capacity seats available

In this 6 hour workshop you will create 4 small abstract works of needle felted art.  Each will be 4 inches square. 

From simple to complex, it’s your choice. We will begin by creating one together as a group, which will allow novices to learn the basics of needle felting. The remaining 3 will be your own designs. All 4 will be your own choice of colors. We will have 63 colors of roving to choose from. The supplies will include 4 pre-stretched canvases for you to mount your work on as well as a miniature wooden easel. Then you can display them in your own rotating exhibit.   

Needle felting uses a barbed needle to embed wool roving through a background fabric. It’s possible to achieve paint-like effects with wool and a needle. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of needle felters, as well as all level of artists. I’ll have examples of abstract art and suggestions to get you going.

Experience Level:  novice to expert

Lyn can be emailed at lyn@charlotteshousebandb.com with any questions.

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

artist, Designs by Lyn
I am a needle felting artist, teacher and the author of Creative Needle Felting, Wool Art with a Painterly Style, published by All American Crafts Publishing Co. I have been teaching needle felting art and exhibiting in solo and group art exhibits for 11 years. My work has been... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Resist Feltmaking: Basic Hat
Limited Capacity seats available

Seamless 3 dimensional wet feltmaking techniques offer limitless opportunities in the area of wearable art and you can begin that journey with this workshop.

We will learn this technique through the creation of a felted hat.  Embellishment and finishing techniques will also be discussed.

Wet Feltmaking experience helpful but not required.  

Please note that you will be working in a heated tent and your hands will be in and out of water.


Email Cynthia at cynthia@artifelt.com with any questions.

Instructors
avatar for Cynthia Mollenkopf

Cynthia Mollenkopf

Felting is the process of compressing fibers into a non-woven fabric. In wet felting, water, soap, rubbing and rolling are used to entangle the fibers and create both a physical and chemical bond. In needle felting, barbed needles are used to create a physical tangle of fibers. The... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

V Wrap Shawl - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Create a cozy felt wrap.  Learn a unique layout technique employing a template to wet felt a stylish, versatile Merino wool wrap that can be worn a variety of ways.  

Make yours casual or elegant by your choice of color and embellishing fiber.  This is a great project for experimenting with color and surface design.    Unlike a knitted shawl, this felt wrap is rugged and can be worn without fear of pulling a stitch.  It has a clever shape that allows it to be worn tied in the front, thrown over your shoulders, tucked inside a coat collar, or worn asymmetrically.  

I have worn mine for everything from dinner out to wrapped around my face to keep warm on a Girl Scout camping trip!   

NOTE:  We will working standing in a heated tent with lots of water. Please wear shoes that are comfy to stand in, and sleeves you can push up to stay dry. Dress in layers for comfort.

For all levels of experience

Questions for Robin?  Email her at luckystonefelt@gmail.com. 

Instructors
avatar for Robin Blakney-Carlson

Robin Blakney-Carlson

Robin Blakney-Carlson is a felting instructor and fiber artist at Luckystone Feltworks Studio in the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, New York. Her passion for feltmaking began innocently enough 20 years ago, at a family workshop mentored by her sister Polly Stirling- the internationally... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D Tents
 
Friday, October 14
 

9:00am

Birches - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This cheery 19” x 11” wall hanging could grace your home all year long. Although technically these are birches in the autumn, the lovely yellow would add cheer to any winter and fit right in during spring as well. 

This is a great project to learn needle felting art. Two dimensional needle felting is a simple method of embedding wool roving through a background with barbed needles. The painterly look is all about how you layer the roving and how much you use. It will all become clear during this 3 hour workshop.   

There is plenty of room under the trees for a sheep or two if you desire. I considered that option but felt these birches were simply lovely on their own.   

All levels of student are welcome, from novice to expert. 

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

artist, Designs by Lyn
I am a needle felting artist, teacher and the author of Creative Needle Felting, Wool Art with a Painterly Style, published by All American Crafts Publishing Co. I have been teaching needle felting art and exhibiting in solo and group art exhibits for 11 years. My work has been... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Resist Feltmaking: Purse
Limited Capacity seats available

Instructors
avatar for Cynthia Mollenkopf

Cynthia Mollenkopf

Felting is the process of compressing fibers into a non-woven fabric. In wet felting, water, soap, rubbing and rolling are used to entangle the fibers and create both a physical and chemical bond. In needle felting, barbed needles are used to create a physical tangle of fibers. The... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Fleece Felt Mats - TWO DAY
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a workshop for the pet lover, or any one who likes to create!  This fun felting technique makes the most of long wool fleece to create a felt that retains it's characteristic luster and curl.  Our goal is to free up the felting process; avoid the tedious, methodical layout required in traditional flat felt, and have fun!   

Make a rugged wool mat to protect your furniture, provide a favorite pet a cozy napping place, or add a touch of earthy texture to your home.  Toss it in your car, on your couch or floor.  The mat makes a nice throw even if you don't have pets.  This is not a felt that replicates a raw fleece, but it does have beautiful texture.   

We will be wet felting with uncarded, long wool fibers in natural, undyed colors to create our pieces.  It is a very tactile,fragrant experience, and beginner friendly!  If you have never felted with long wool, you will find it behaves differently than Merino.  The technique you'll learn will be useful for felting any of the medium to coarse wool breeds.  (My Bedlington Terrier Olive loves her fleece felt mat.)   

A degree of physical stamina will be required in this workshop to produce a quality, dense felt. We will work standing up.   

NOTE: We will be working in a heated tent with lots of water.  Please wear shoes that are comfy to stand in, and sleeves you can push up to stay dry. Dress in layers for comfort

For all levels of experience

Questions?  Email Robin at  luckystonefelt@gmail.com.  

       "Unique, physical, amazing, awe inspiring"
                      Student from 2015 Workshop


Materials Information

Instructors
avatar for Robin Blakney-Carlson

Robin Blakney-Carlson

Robin Blakney-Carlson is a felting instructor and fiber artist at Luckystone Feltworks Studio in the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, New York. Her passion for feltmaking began innocently enough 20 years ago, at a family workshop mentored by her sister Polly Stirling- the internationally... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - Saturday October 15, 2016 4:30pm
Bld D Tents

1:00pm

Bird in Branches - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

You will make this lovely work of art during this half day workshop. This piece uses a method most needle felters haven’t considered  before.  The Purple Finches are needle felted onto wool fabric, then cut out and hand stitched to the silk which is pre-embroidered with the branches. We will mat your piece before you leave so that it is ready for framing. The finished art is 9 ½ “ x 7 ½ “, once matted it will measure 14” x 11”. 

Needle felting uses a barbed needle to embed wool roving through a background fabric. You need to be able to work in small detail for this project but all levels of experience are welcome from novice to expert. The hand sewing can be accomplished by even a non-sewer, so don’t let that frighten you. 

Experience Level:  novice to expert

Email Lyn with any questions at lyn@charlotteshousebandb.com

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

artist, Designs by Lyn
I am a needle felting artist, teacher and the author of Creative Needle Felting, Wool Art with a Painterly Style, published by All American Crafts Publishing Co. I have been teaching needle felting art and exhibiting in solo and group art exhibits for 11 years. My work has been... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bld D
 
Saturday, October 15
 

9:00am

Falling Leaves Scarf - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Needle felt falling leaves on a thick black menton scarf as your handmade momento of NYSS&WF 2016. Needle felting is an easy to learn decorative felting using barbed needles and colorful wool roving. It’s surprislingly simple and fun. Using a mixture of stencils and free-hand methods, your scarf should be completed in this three hour workshop. 

Experience Level:  novice to expert

Lyn will answer your questions via email:  lyn@charlotteshousebandb.com

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

artist, Designs by Lyn
I am a needle felting artist, teacher and the author of Creative Needle Felting, Wool Art with a Painterly Style, published by All American Crafts Publishing Co. I have been teaching needle felting art and exhibiting in solo and group art exhibits for 11 years. My work has been... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Fully Functional Felted Forms: Felt-encased Glass Vessels - Sat AM
Limited Capacity seats available

Felted vessels are beautiful: rich colors, textural surface treatments, and the warmth and earthiness of wool combine to make an extraordinary piece of art.  Yet, even with a stiffener they do not hold water.  In order to make a vessel that is fully functional a vase must be encased in the felt.  

In this introductory workshop each student will create a vessel that fully or partially covers a 10” glass cylinder.  Merino roving, silk, and various other fibers create a surface that is sophisticated yet durable!  

This workshop will cover wet-felting basics but is also a great refresher for felters with some experience.

This workshop will be held in a heated tent, your hands will be in and out of water and you will be standing for most of the class.


Email contact:  Tebbetts@aol.com

Instructors
avatar for Carolann Tebbetts

Carolann Tebbetts

Visual Art Teacher, Milford Public Schools
Felting is as essential to Carolann as air and food! A week without time in her fiber studio is a calamity. She has been felting for 8 years using a variety of techniques and is in her 6th year of teaching in various venues. Although well versed in virtually all felting techniques... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Resist Feltmaking: Basic Hat
Limited Capacity seats available

Seamless 3 dimensional wet feltmaking techniques offer limitless opportunities in the area of wearable art and you can begin that journey with this workshop.

We will learn this technique through the creation of a felted hat.  Embellishment and finishing techniques will also be discussed.

Wet Feltmaking experience helpful but not required.  

Please note that you will be working in a heated tent and your hands will be in and out of water.


Email Cynthia at cynthia@artifelt.com with any questions.

Instructors
avatar for Cynthia Mollenkopf

Cynthia Mollenkopf

Felting is the process of compressing fibers into a non-woven fabric. In wet felting, water, soap, rubbing and rolling are used to entangle the fibers and create both a physical and chemical bond. In needle felting, barbed needles are used to create a physical tangle of fibers. The... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bld D Tents

1:30pm

Fully Functional Felted Forms: Felt-encased Glass Vessels - Sat PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Felted vessels are beautiful: rich colors, textural surface treatments, and the warmth and earthiness of wool combine to make an extraordinary piece of art.  Yet, even with a stiffener they do not hold water.  In order to make a vessel that is fully functional a vase must be encased in the felt.  

In this introductory workshop each student will create a vessel that fully or partially covers a 10” glass cylinder.  Merino roving, silk, and various other fibers create a surface that is sophisticated yet durable!  

This workshop will cover wet-felting basics but is also a great refresher for felters with some experience.

This workshop will be held in a heated tent, your hands will be in and out of water and you will be standing for most of the class.


Email contact:  Tebbetts@aol.com

Instructors
avatar for Carolann Tebbetts

Carolann Tebbetts

Visual Art Teacher, Milford Public Schools
Felting is as essential to Carolann as air and food! A week without time in her fiber studio is a calamity. She has been felting for 8 years using a variety of techniques and is in her 6th year of teaching in various venues. Although well versed in virtually all felting techniques... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bld D Tents

1:30pm

Santa's Lamb
Limited Capacity seats available

Make this sweet mini banner “Santa’s Lamb during this ½ day workshop. You’ll learn all about needle felting in two dimensions while making the body of santa. Then move into a little three dimensional needle felting to define his face and put the curly roving lamb in his arms. The finished project is 8” x 14”, which helps insure that it will be completed in 3 hours. 

Experience Level: novice to expert

Lyn can be emailed at lyn@charlotteshousebandb.com with any questions.

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

artist, Designs by Lyn
I am a needle felting artist, teacher and the author of Creative Needle Felting, Wool Art with a Painterly Style, published by All American Crafts Publishing Co. I have been teaching needle felting art and exhibiting in solo and group art exhibits for 11 years. My work has been... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bld D
 
Sunday, October 16
 

9:00am

Speed Vessels: Focus on Form
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover how many amazing and varied vessels you can make in one day using the seamless flat resist method and quick-felting Short Fiber Merino Batt. 
In addition to learning the basics of the flat resist method of creating 3D forms, this beginner-friendly class will focus on shaping. 
Each student can expect to come away with three small vessels in dramatically different shapes using the same 6” circular template for each vessel. This skill will allow students to progress to increasingly complex forms in the future. 
In addition, this process is perfect for mass-producing small vessels for gifting and event décor such as shower centerpieces and party favors. 
Needle-felted embellishing will also be introduced in the afternoon to add another layer of interest!
This workshop will be held in a heated tent and your hands will be in and out of water.
Carolann can be reached for questions by emailing tebbetts@aol.com

Instructors
avatar for Carolann Tebbetts

Carolann Tebbetts

Visual Art Teacher, Milford Public Schools
Felting is as essential to Carolann as air and food! A week without time in her fiber studio is a calamity. She has been felting for 8 years using a variety of techniques and is in her 6th year of teaching in various venues. Although well versed in virtually all felting techniques... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

The Rhinebeck Nuno Felt Scarf
Limited Capacity seats available

The nuno felting technique lends itself to experimentation with texture and color, and this workshop is a color lovers dream!  

Learn to felt wearable-art and create a light weight nuno scarf that can be elegant or playful, to suit your personal style.  Nuno felt is distinguished from regular felt because the wool fiber is felted into a textile base (we’ll be felting into hand-dyed silk paj).  This technique makes it possible to use a minimal amount of wool, and creates a beautiful textured effect as the wool migrates through the silk and shrinks in the felting process, gathering or ruching the silk base. 

To make your scarf, you will choose your colors from a palette of fine merino wool roving, and embellish the surface with bits of special fabrics, yarns, threads, silks, ramie, linen, hemp, and lustrous mohair locks, selected from my fiber stash (or bring fibery bits that are dear to your heart).  

The process is magical and the results are always a surprise. The colors of Rhinebeck glow in October - perfect inspiration for your nuno felting!  

About Nuno Felt:
The word nuno means cloth in Japanese.  The nuno felting technique which I teach, was created and named by my sister Polly Stirling, with her assistant Sachiko Kotaka, in the mid '90s as a result of Polly’s experimentation to develop lightweight, drapeable felt suited to the tropical Australian climate she lives in.  Since then, variations on nuno felt have been developed by fiber artists world-wide, making it one of the most popular contemporary felting techniques.

Note to Students: We will be working in a heated tent with lots of water. Please wear shoes that are comfy to stand in, and sleeves you can roll up to stay dry. Dress in layers for warmth and comfort.  We will be standing to work, the workshop requires some stamina for rolling.

For all levels of experience.


Robin can be reached by emailing luckystonefelt@gmail.com with any questions.  


Instructors
avatar for Robin Blakney-Carlson

Robin Blakney-Carlson

Robin Blakney-Carlson is a felting instructor and fiber artist at Luckystone Feltworks Studio in the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, New York. Her passion for feltmaking began innocently enough 20 years ago, at a family workshop mentored by her sister Polly Stirling- the internationally... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bld D Tents