I love getting fiber into peoples hands. Teaching people to work with their hands, and to use their brains in accord with what their hands are making, is a process. Because I am a full time professional maker, I offer students insights into this experience that aren't normally presented in workshops. As NUNO FELT COLLAGE and the SEWING OF HANDMADE/HANDWOVEN FABRICS are explored, so are design, efficiency and function.
My dedication to each students process starts before the first day of any workshop. Once you have signed up for one of my classes, I make contact via email to find out a bit about your creative interests and skill level. This helps me answer any questions you may have and to establish what the workshop parameters will be. Because each student has specific concerns, I make sure as much groundwork as possible is laid before the workshop actually begins. That allows students to articulate choices, and my workshops to be focused, productive and tailored to the participants.
I teach process. I present the nuno felting process and the sewing process, rather than specific projects. The goal is for students to explore their creative interests and gain awareness of what they are doing while they are making. As this evolves students have realized a wide range of accomplishments. That includes scarves, vests, jackets, hats, tote bags, pillow covers, runners and rugs. And potholders!
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Slide lectures and educational demonstrations for weaving guilds, weaving classes and craft organizations are part of my educational offerings. These presentations include information about the development of my current body work, my collaborative Liz & Friends work, my business, and how-to info on garment design and construction. Nobody wants to cut up their treasured handmade/handwoven fabric, and it's good to see that it can be managed – and easily!
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