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SECURE - solid form techniques for closures & clasps


  • Maiwa East 1310 Odlum Drive Vancouver, BC, V5L 3M3 Canada (map)

With Lisa Klakulak

$395 [Includes $75 lab fee] Class limit 12. Oct 11, 12 (Wed, Thu) 10am-4pm.

Explore systematic construction techniques for solid felt forms: spheres, discs, barrels, hoops, and cords. Learn graceful connection techniques for wet-felting these basic forms together seamlessly into unique clasps and closures. The class will also cover cross-hatched preparation and needle-felting of forms in preparation for wet-felting.  These techniques provide ample air space for shrinkage, resulting in well-integrated surfaces that won't pill!

Students will incorporate shapes cut from handmade partial felt to create more defined edges. This technique can be used to make intriguing shapes and achieve colour migration from cut edges. 

Our skill set can also be used to build more complex compositions for adornment, hanging devices, surface protuberances, or sculpture elements.

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Curiosity. Serendipity. Intent. Chance. These are the elements of life, artistic practice, and travel. A journey, with its goals, challenges, and epiphanies, can often stand as the central analogy for what an artisan is seeking in their daily studio work. Travel itself can be the experience that drives our artistic motion.

 The insights from Lisa’s approach to travel go far beyond any single textile technique to embrace the larger ideas of home, journeys, perception, and inspiration.

Lisa Klakulak is a studio artist living in Asheville, North Carolina, working primarily with wet-felting and free-motion embroidery. Lisa teaches technique-driven workshops worldwide. Her body adornment, accessories, and figurative sculpture have been featured in Fiber Arts, Surface Design Journal, Shuttle, Spindle, Dyepot, Fiber Art Now, and American Craft. She has received three Awards of Excellence through the American Craft Council including a James Renwick Alliance Award for Innovation in Craft.

Lisa will also give a lecture.

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