Workshops

If you are interested in a Workshop please email gmmader@hotmail.com or phone (902) 893-4874.

July Workshops are as follows:
All workshops will be done outside under a tent and participants will be spaced 6 feet apart unless you come with your bubble friend( LOL).
1. Punch needle Workshop that was to be done on April 23 will be held on July 7, 8 and 9 in the morning from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Limited to 4 people tops on each date.
You must email, call or message me to reserve your spot.
We will be punching the Star Fish Coaster.

$20.00 for pattern, instructions and yarn for punching.

2. Needle Felted Blue Jay July 14, 16 and 17 that was to be held on March 21.
Again limited to 4 people tops per day and you must email ,call or message me to reserve your spot.

$35.00 for everything needed to felt the BlueJay picture.
Going to try this out and see how well we make out.
Hope you can join me.
Gwen Mader
Gwen's Handmade Creations
Fibre Art Studio
1282 Salmon River Rd.
Salmon River NS
B6L 4E2
(902)893-4874
March 9th - Nuno Felting a Scarf - Monday Afternoon

I will be doing a class on Nuno Felting a Silk and Merino scarf on March 9th from 12:30 to 3:00 at the Douglas Street Recreation Center. I will have lots of beautiful silk & Merino Blended Fibres to choose from.  I will have a variety of other fibres as well for you to make your scarf one of a kind.

Cost $70

Time: 12:30 to 3:00 at the Douglas Street Recreations Center

What you need to bring:

1. 2 old towels

2. A bar of Unscented Soap

3. Your creative mind and some arm muscles :)

No needle felting required. All fibres , instructions and tools will be provided.

March 14th Saturday Needle Felting a Bunnie - 12:30 to 3:00pm Douglas Street Recreations Center

 

Join me to felt these cute little bunnies.  Appropriate for age 12 and up. I will provide everyone with a kit that can make two bunnies ( however we will likely only get one completed one but you will have the knowledge to make more at home)

The kits have everything in them ( felting needles, instructions, eyes and all the fibre )

Pre-pay before March 9th so that I can make up enough.

Cost- $30

Location: Douglas Street Recreation Center

Time- 12:30 to 3:30

March 21- Saturday Needle Felting- Blue Jay and Forsythias

The Workshop will Included everything to felt the Blue Jay and flowers, one felting needle, floss and wooden frame. You will have to do some stitch work to add the final finishing touches to the picture. The felted picture can be hung just is or attached to the wooden frame that is Included.
You must confirm your attendance by email, messaging or the a phone call (902) 893-4874
E-transfers are accepted at gmmader@hotmail.com and payments at my Studio.

Time: 9:30 to 12:00

Location : Douglas Street Recreation Center - 40 Douglas St.

Cost : $35.

 March 23, 2020 - Punch Needle Embrodery

 

Punch needle embroidery is often referred to as painting with thread. The embroidery punch needle uses floss to penetrate the fabric on one side and leaves a loop on the other. This workshop will focus on the technique to get you started punching with floss. I will have the pattern drawn on weavers cloth and stretched

I will have the pattern drawn on weavers cloth and stretched in a frame, ready to punch.  Some floss will be provided to get you started.  The punch needle is $30(taxes In) and comes with three sizes of needles for you to use. We will be using the needle for 3 ply floss.

If you already have a 3 ply punch needle and want to learn how to use it, bring it along.

The cost of the workshop is $20 for the pattern on weavers and in a frame along with some floss, if you will need the punch needle then it will be $50. Please let me know if you will need a punch needle so I can insure I have enough in stock.

Payment in advance is greatly appreciated.

The work shop will be held at Gwen’s Handmade Creations - 1282 Salmon River Rd. ( The Studio)

Time : 12:30 to 3:30

Space is limited to 6 people.

Needle and Wet Felting a Thistle

Feb 10th (Monday) from 1:00pm to 4:00pm        We will be using two techniques to felt a Thistle 1st. Needle felting and then 2nd Wet felting
Some Stitch workis involved if you liketo add extra pop to complete the felted thistle.
Wool fibres(merino & silk), felting needle, colour instructions, threads and needle for hand stitching will be included. It is roughly 11" x 14" .
There is a limit of 10 people for this workshop. Call to register (902) 893-4874 or email gmmader@hotmail.com Prepayment is required
Cost is $55
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Douglas Street Recreations Center
What you need to bring: One medium size old towel , a unscented bar of soap and a bag to take wet towel home in.
If you have felting tools its good to bring them along.

Needle Felted Chickadee or Cardinal

Feb 22, 2020

I will be showing you how to use H2O fabric to easily add details such as a Chickadee or Cardinal to a felted background. We will be using hand stitches to add branches and highlights to feathers.
Cost : $35
Time: 9:30am to 12:00noon
Place: Douglas Street Recreation Center - 40 Douglas St. Truro
Everything will be included. Coloured Instructions, fibre, Felting needle, threads, H20 fabric and felting pad and wooden shadow box to complete your art work.
If you have your own felting tools bring them along.
 

November 1st - Friday Needle Felted Poppies

Cost: $24 Includes everything needed to felt two poppies.

Time: 1:00pm to 3:30pm Prepayment by visiting the Studio or e- transfer  to insure your spot.

November 7th - Needle Felted Poppy Picture

Cost : $40 and will include everything needle to make a 7" x 9" poppy picture that can be framed or mounted on canvas.

 Time: 1:00pm to 3:30pm or evening from 5:30pm to 8:00pm

November 16th -  Satruday Morning Needle Felted Snowman

 

This will be a fun morning and beginner freindly, ages 12 and up.

Cost: $40 Everything is included , but if you have your own felting tools and mat please feel free to bring them.

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm