Workshops with Pat Spark

This from Barbara Kile:

Since Pat Spark will be in Houston for the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston show, Material Matrix, Pat has agree to give a couple of workshops. The workshops will be at Art Supply, 2711 Main St., on Thursday, October 21st and Friday, October 22nd. The cost for each workshop is $50.00 plus a supply fee. We need a commitment from 12 people by September 17th to guarantee the workshops. The maximum number of participants is 20. Contact Barbara Kile for more information and to sign up for the workshops. (Barbara’s contact information is below.)

Thursday, October 21st NEW DIRECTIONS WITH WENSLEYDALE – A LACE FELT SCARF. Some types of wool make a wonderful lacey felt without much effort involved. We will use the unique felting properties of Wensleydale wool to create a beautiful but strong lace felt scarf base. We will add prefelt imagery which will be felted into the lace base to create areas of solid motifs. The contrast between the felt lace and the solid motifs is stunning! Supply fee $10 for Wensleydale wool , pre-felts, use of felting equipment.

Friday, October 22nd VIKING KNIT AND FELT BRACELETS. This type of wire weaving is credited to the Vikings because examples have been found in archeological digs but it might even be an older technique than that. Using fine sterling silver or copper wire, participants will create a wonderful bracelet that combines Viking Knit with felt beads. Supply fee $30 (Fee includes wire, findings, wool fiber, use of felting equipment.)

Barbara Kile
kilebar@rice.edu
www.bkdd.com