Monday, March 9, 2015

THSG Felting Study Group meets for March

We shared finished pieces from our first challenge--felting a la Martien van Zuilen's surface design workshop. We also shared finished and in-progress pieces of our tribute to fellow artist, Jackie Richards. Last but not least, we shared any other felting we had done since the last meeting and also shared how to make wool ropes/cords! Great time to see and be inspired by old and new felting friends...









Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FELTING MAGIC with SILK HANKIES WORKSHOP


FELTING MAGIC WITH SILK HANKIES
Want to learn several felting techniques in one 3-day class?  We’ve got it! 
·       Learn to create your own unique color blends of wool.
·       Gain experience with the nuances of nuno-felting.
·       Take your prefelts to new and exciting levels of richness.
Join us for a fun exploration of surface design using yummy silk hankies from Australia's Nancy Ballesteros, up-cycled saris, eco-prints, found objects, and more. We'll be creating various pre-felts to use in our design of an
Ode to Gaia

Felting Magic with Silk Hankies 
   Thursday, March 12     Friday, March 13     Saturday, March 14
3-day Class...MUST attend all 3 days   Time:   9:00-2:00   1/2 hour lunch
Cost:   $265.00 PLUS materials

Register your space in this class by clicking on the
WORKSHOPS SIGN-UP button at   www.spiritedhandsstudio.com
For more info call Susan or Sally at 520-873-7388

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Felting 101 Student Work

THSG Felt Study Group member Made this lovely clutch/shoulder bag at our Felting 101 class at the studio.  Just lovely Linda!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Jackie Richards Memory Piece

This is my "Memory Piece" of fellow fiber artist Jackie Richards. Her panache and adventurous spirit spurring us on will be dearly missed!  Felt study group at Spirited Hands Studio February 2015



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

WHAT COULD THIS BE???







What is it? Yes siree!  It's that fabulous FELTING MAGIC with SILK HANKIES WORKSHOP!
JOIN US!
Felting Magic with Silk Hankies 
Date:      Mon, Feb 09 & Tues, Feb 10
2-day Class...MUST attend both days
Time:   9:00-2:00   1/2 hour lunch
Cost:   $190.00 PLUS materials
Surface design fun in this workshop using silk hankies, eco-prints, silk saris, pre-felts, hand-dyed yarns, hand carded wools, found items, you name it!  This 2-day class will give us time to explore several felting techniques as well as surface design elements such as dimension, texture, color, flow, and balance.  Set yourself free and join us!
520-873-7388 Susan or Sally

Friday, January 30, 2015

STUDENT WORK at SPIRITED HANDS STUDIO WORKSHOP

Our student, fellow felter, and friend, Lois, sent us a photo of her finished Nature Print Wall Blessing from our last workshop.  We had fun in this two day class.  We used some new untried plants as well as some tried and true to each make 4 pieces in 4 different dye pots...so lots of excitement at the opening to see the results.  She finished off this particular piece with a few beads, some copper wire crochet, and golden bamboo.  Great work Lois!  Can't wait to see your finishing touches on the other three pieces...and what happens when you use some Michigan plant life!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

FELTING MAGIC WITH SILK HANKIES WORKSHOP


 
Do these gorgeous supplies entice your felting urge?
HOPE SO!
Join us for a fun exploration of surface design using yummy silk hankies from Australia's Nancy Ballesteros, up-cycled saris, eco-prints, found objects, and more. We'll be creating various pre-felts to use in our design of an ode to Gaia

Felting Magic withSilk Hankies 
   Mon, Feb 09 & Tues, Feb 10
2-day Class...MUST attend both daysTime:   9:00-2:00   1/2 hour lunch
Cost:   $190.00 PLUS materials
 
Register your space in this class by clicking on the WORKSHOPS SIGN-UP button at   www.spiritedhandsstudio.com
For more info call Susan or Sally at 520-873-7388

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Felting Workshop Nature Prints








Nature Prints in progress!  Spirited Hands Studio is starting off 2015 with a wonderful workshop that incorporates your feltmaking with eco-dyeing...Make 4 wool samples using 4 different dye baths and a variety of plant specimens.  Choose one of your samples to transform into a lovely Nature Print Wall Blessing embellished with stitchery, sari silk cords, and upcycled beads and bits.
Nature Print Wall Blessing Workshop
2-day class    Tuesday, January 20 and Friday, January 23
9:00 - 2:00 each day
Held at Spirited Hands Studio in Tucson, Az
Cost:   $190.00  includes materials
click on "workshop sign-up" button
or
THERE IS STILL SPACE!  Don't miss out on the fun!
                                                                873-7388  Susan or Sally

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Talk About Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone!

This is the culminating piece of Karen Herhold's efforts during our felt study of Martien van Zuilen;s workshop for Surface Design.  Most of us know Karen is not usually into the pink girly-girl fairy mode but this superb Fairy Birdhouse emerged from this collaborative multi-step process!  Just had to share...you go Karen!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Nature Prints in Progress!


Nature Prints in progress!  Spirited Hands Studio is starting off 2015 with a wonderful workshop that incorporates your feltmaking with eco-dyeing...Make 4 wool samples using 4 different dye baths and a variety of plant specimens.  Choose one of your samples to transform into a lovely Nature Print Wall Blessing embellished with stitchery, sari silk cords, and upcycled beads and bits.
Nature Print Wall Blessing Workshop
2-day class    Monday, January 12 and Friday, January 16
9:00 - 2:00 each day
Held at Spirited Hands Studio in Tucson, Az
Cost:   $190.00  includes materials
REGISTER at www.spiritedhandsstudio.com
contact:   feltingmagic@gmail.com

Friday, November 28, 2014

Tucson Museum of Art Holiday Show





Some of our fine sales at the show!  We were part of the Tucson Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild "store" for this event.  Had lots of fun working with guild members and customers...it's so nice when your pieces find their home...completes the circle!  :)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Grand Opening Eco Dye Jacket!

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After 2 hours and 15 minutes of "cooking" in the pot, one day resting in the pot, and one day resting out of the pot we finally got to open our eco dye jacket bundle!  Needless to say the anticipation was at fever pitch! Hope you enjoy this video of the opening process.  We still will have a day of drying, ironing, rinsing, and more ironing before our piece is ready for a final unveiling...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Adventures in Eco-Dyeing

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Hope you enjoy one of my first attempts at a video production!  It chronicles some of our adventures in Eco Dyeing...this time a wet-felted jacket that Sally made awhile ago.  We have used 2 types of Eucalyptus leaves and bark, African Sumac leaves, Blossoming Plum leaves for the botanicals.  The mordants are vinegar, iron water, and maybe some input from the aluminum pot!  Now to wait a couple of days and see what magic happens!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Summer Fun Felting Workshops!


Spirited Hands Studio hosts guest teacher Nancy Ballesteros in two wonderful workshops...Hanky Panky Scarves and Nuno Meditation Beads!

Nuno Meditation Beads--July 16-17   $150.00 + materials
Hanky Panky Scarf--July19-20    $150.00 + materials
SIGN UP      520-873-7388       feltingmagic@gmail.com

Friday, April 4, 2014

Felt Study Group Meets Again

The Tucson Handweavers and Spinners Guild Felt  Study group meets again to share their latest and greatest endeavors! From vests to bird houses, scarves to sculptures we ha

























d a great time sharing our latest pieces.