Felting Workshop with Tori Maas

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January 25th, 2014

1- 4pm at Xpace Cultural Centre

Needle felting, or dry felting, is a process by which wool fibres are tangled and compressed together to create two or three dimensional artworks. Artists can create abstract sculptural pieces, small figures, or images using raw, hand-dyed wool and special needles. Wool items, such as blankets, scarves, and sweaters can also be embellished with shapes and patterns using the technique.
The goal of this workshop is to introduce participants to working with raw wool fibres, various hand-dyeing techniques, and to the process of needle felting.
 
There is no experience necessary for the workshop – anyone is welcome.
Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring any of your own, such as wool yarn, beads, embroidery thread, or any wool items you’d like to customize.
 
The workshop is free. Please RSVP to [email protected]
****UPDATE WORKSHOP IS FULL!****
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Tori Maas is a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist originally from Sarnia, Ontario. After completing secondary school, she attended BealArt in London Ontario where her studio focus was in analog photography and textiles. In spring 2010, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from York University, where she specialized in photography and drawing. She is currently studying Art Criticism and Curatorial Practice at OCADU. She has had solo exhibitions at The Arts Project in London, Ontario and the Special Projects Gallery at York University.
 
The poster for this event was designed by Jen Fryer, http://drawingsheep.tumblr.com