Friday, January 18, 2013

Hat Making ( Millinery Arts) Classes: Save the dates!!

Jenny Pfanenstiel
of Forme Millinery

Save the Dates
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New Felt Making Class....Just Added

FELTING SKILLS: BEGINNERS INTRO / Flat Felt with a Flounce! Scarf

Instructor:  Tammy L. Deck

Introduced at the One of a Kind Show.... a scarf style that is suitable for beginner students to wet felting for the first time.  Come learn this  fun, unusual process and make your own soft, sculptural felt fabric to be used as a neck scarf. Wet felting by-passes spinning and knitting (it's true! there's no knitting involved) and capitalizes on the natural attributes of animal hair fibers to bond together in the formation of a "non-woven" fabric. During Tammy's 4 hour workshop, each student will work super soft merino wool (a whole palette of color options available) and learn how to layout the fiber, wet it and work it into their finished piece which includes hole cutting and flounce edge shaping.
NO KNITTING, CROCHETING OR FELTING NEEDLES are used during this process!!
All materials and equipment supplied. Come ready for a soap and water work out!
Date: January 31, 2013 *
Meets: Thursday, 11am to 3pm (ish)
Fee: $85 (all materials provided)

Date: February 9, 2013 *
Meets: Saturday, 11am to 3pm (ish)
$85 (all materials provided) 

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Weaving Classes Chicago Area School: Come learn to Weave

You do not need to own a loom to weave....students use design center looms.

This is Sheila setting up a 45" loom for a blanket/throw.  This is only her second time on a loom!!  Learn to weave your own fabrics for fashion and artwear.  Fabrics for Purses, Decorative Pillows, Table toppers, window treatments, tapestries (fiber paintings).....and so much more.

We are very flexible and able to work with your schedule. Westmont is a pleasant, Chicago area suburb a smidge South of I88 and a smidge West of Route 83 (Free no hassle Parking)  Our studio is less than a block away from the Westmont Metra Train Station that services customers between Chicago (Union Station) and Aurora, IL.

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Beginner through advanced instruction/classes in Westmont, IL

Phone us at: 630.963.9573 for quicker discussion on cost and schedule.

Tammy L Deck, Primary instructor at TLD Design Center
weaving since 1984 / teaching weaving since 1994
teaching weaving at College of DuPage Fall 2013 if you want/need college credits

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Our Glass Instructor, Patty Pulliam work in "Flow Magazine"

Patty's glass iris on a polymer clay base appears on page 19 of the current issue of Flow!! This marks Patty's fourth appearance in this glass art magazine. Congratulations Patty!