I’m happy to announce that I’ll be teaching a workshop in my home town of Falmouth, Massachusetts later this fall. We’ll make wool felt banners with wrapped wire lettering, the same as I’ve shown several times on this blog (see archives here). Students can make their own personalized keepsake to celebrate a wedding or baby’s birth. It doesn’t have to be a wedding or baby banner. You can also make a welcome sign or write out a short phrase or proverb such as Home Sweet Home or Be Here Now. Update: the workshop is full, but there is a waiting list.
I’m usually too busy to teach classes, but couldn’t resist the opportunity to add a hands-on element to the Intimate Woods exhibit (Sept. 18 – Nov. 15, 2012), which will include my piece, Birds of Beebe Woods. (see posts about the piece here)
An 18″ x 24″ poster of Birds of Beebe Woods is available from my Etsy Shop.
Of course it doesn’t hurt that Highfield Hall is less than a mile from my house and we’ll have a large well-lit space to spread out and work. What could be more fun than spending all day stitching and wrapping thread in the company of other like-minded folk? More info about the workshop is on the bottom of this post.
(Workshop is full) FELT BANNER WORKSHOP – Sat., Oct. 27th , 2012 – 9:30am to 4:30pm Highfield Hall , Falmouth, MA. To find out more and to register, go to this link and scroll down to Felt Banner Workshop. The skill level is intermediate. I’ll provide materials including wool felt, wire, thread, beads and buttons, but students should bring a sewing kit and any special beads, charms and other embellishments from their personal stash. The class size is limited to 10, so sign up soon if you’re interested. For those of you will travel a distance, there are plenty of Inns and Bed and Breakfasts nearby (even within walking distance). Buses from New York or Boston drop off within a short walking distance, too.
How do you sign up and what is the cost! That sounds like fun!
It will be fun! Go to this link and scroll down to find Felt Banner Workshop: http://www.highfieldhall.org/programs_adults.shtml
Oh I’d love to come, but Cape Cod is so far away…..darn it, I was already to sign up until I realized how far away it is. I know it will be really fun for the ladies that get to take the workshop.
I’ll have to be happy that I will get to see you soon in NY
Argh! I so wish I had some free time and money to travel up to join this class. I feel a physical pang in my chest I will miss it! Have fun you lucky folks that get to go and who get to see that beautiful bird piece in person!
Salley, To show you what a devotee I am of you and your work, I actually mapquested the distance from my home to yours: 1115 miles. Don’t think I’m going to make it for the workshop, but I will be there in spirit.
Wow, Emily, I’m impressed that you investigated the mileage!
I wish you’d have the class (teaching aspects) video-taped and then make it available as an online class. I’d certainly pay to “attend,” as I know others would, also. I’d even help with the putting it online, if need be, though I obviously couldn’t do the videotaping since I live in TX. (if I could videotape, I’d just take the class.) 🙂 Just a thought!
I love and have been an admirer for your work since one of my stitchy friends introduced me. I would love to “attend” a like kellymcmichael said. But since I am living across the Atlantic and over the France/Swiss alps, I’ll be there only in spirit. 🙂
these are so so so awesome!
I’m just in love for your work! It’s clear you put all your heart ans soul into it. I would love being part in your wokshop, however, I live a bit far… I’m from Brazil. I wonder when you would provide us with a online workshop.
hope to have good news soon!
Hey, Sally! I look at your job every day. Your hands are amazing. Congratulations for your criativity. Goog luck!