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Thursday, November 12th   

School Groups

Kaleidoscope will be offering Fiber Art classes for school field trips each day during the Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation Fiber Festival. Classes are two hours long from arrival to departure and each class will feature a Fiber Art project which students will complete to take home with them.  Spaces are limited so all classes must be scheduled in advance and reserved by advance deposit. Afternoon options available.  Anyone wishing for more information about the offerings should  contact us.        

  

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - 5-7 yr olds

Felted Soaps

 

 

Instructor: Jenni Kenney

 

This by far has been one of our most popular classes for the little ones!

Using a bar of soap, wool fiber, and water, students will create a colorful “felted soap” that can be used in place of a wash cloth in the tub or shower. A perfect holiday gift a unique novelty soap 

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm (8 spaces) Wait List

Class Fee: $10

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - 8-12 yr olds

Basket Making

Instructor: Ronnie Chameau

Ronnie Chameau, famous for her banana doll ornaments and dolls, will be passing on a traditional Caribbean basket weaving technique. For centuries islanders have been creating beautiful baskets made from native leaves. Students will learn this simple method of weaving with leaves to create a small basket of their own!

Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $15 

 

 8 & up WORKSHOPS

Using Fabrics in a Painting – 2 Sessions

Thursdays Nov 12th & 19th

Instructor: Bermuda Artist Trevor Todd 

Bermudian Artist Trevor Todd will be guiding students through one of his painting techniques using fabrics and acrylic paints to create abstract and geometrical surface design paintings: a most unique fibre art! Students will be inspired by Trevor’s easy manner and creative mind. Do not miss this rare opportunity to study with this up and coming artist!

 

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm, 2 Sessions  Wait List

Thursdays Nov 12th & 19th  (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $40 ( for both days)

 

12 & up WORKSHOPS

Building with Natural Materials

 

2 Sessions :Thursdays Nov 12th & 19th

Instructor: Ronnie Lopes 

Fibre Fest brings you a fun and unusual workshop! Ronnie Lopes is known for his original and creative Rustic furniture designs created with local natural and recycled wood materials. Students will spend a total of four hours over two sessions working beside Ronnie to create a rustic stool of their own to take home! Material selection, cutting, sanding, assembling & finishing will be covered during this two session workshop.

 

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $40 

 

ADULT WORKSHOPS

NUNO Felted Scarf

 

 

Instructor: Sharon Costello 

"Nuno" is a Japanese word meaning cloth or fabric. Sharon Costello brings her professional approach to this one day workshop as she teaches the creation of beautifully light, felt fabric. This cold water felting method creates a luxurious, light weight fabric of silk, and wool. Nuno felt drapes wonderfully and a scarf can be both opaque and translucent. Beginners and experienced felters will create original designs with soft, colorful fibers on sheer silk fabrics. Take advantage of learning this technique from a master! 

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (10 spaces)

Class Fee: $90 

  

Half and Half : Felting

Instructor: Marianne  Dubois

 

You are new to the world of Fiber Arts, have heard about felting and want to see what all the fuss is about! This is a terrific two part introductory class for beginners or anyone wanting to review the very basics of both wet and needle felting.  

Part one: Fun with Needle Felting

 

 

Participants will work on two projects, a small animal and a flat-felted piece.  This will teach the basic “needling” techniques you need to know to open up the world to sculpting and creating surface designs with wool!

 

Part Two: Noodling with Nuno

 

 

Come learn to make felted silk and wool scarves.  Participants will combine merino wool top and lightweight silk gauze to produce one-of-a-kind felted scarves.  Nuno felting combines the technique of wet felting with the ready-made structure of silk fabric to make a lightweight and flexible felt.  You will be amazed by what you can create, and everyone will go home with a completed scarf and ideas for creating many more. 

 

Time: 9:00 – 4:00pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $90 

 

Friday, November 13th

 

School Groups

Kaleidoscope will be offering Fiber Art classes for school field trips each day during the Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation Fiber Festival. Classes are two hours long from arrival to departure and each class will feature a Fiber Art project which students will complete to take home with them.  Spaces are limited so all classes must be scheduled in advance and reserved by advance deposit. Morning & Afternoon options available.  Anyone wishing for more information about the offerings should 

contact us.         

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  5-7 yr olds

Felted Soaps

 

 

Instructor: Jenni KenneyOne of our most popular classes for the little ones! Using a bar of soap, wool fiber, and water, students will create a colorful “felted soap” that can be used in place of a wash cloth in the tub or shower. A perfect holiday gift for mom or dad or a unique novelty soap to encourage fun bath time!

 

Time: 4:30 – 5:45pm (8 spaces)       

Class Fee: $10 

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  8 & up

Felted Snakes

 

 

 

 

Instructor: Marianne Dubois

Creepy crawly creatures always intrigue the young as well as the young at heart! Children will be able to create their own slithery creatures using soft colorful wool, soap, and warm water in this beginning wet felting workshop. After this class, students will know how to create snakes at home on their own!

 

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $20 

 

TEEN WORKSHOPS

Using Fabrics in a Painting – 2 Sessions 

Fridays Nov 13th & 20th

Instructor: Trevor Todd

Bermudian Artist Trevor Todd will be guiding students through one of his painting techniques using fabrics and acrylic paints to create abstract and geometrical surface design paintings; a most unique fibre art! Students will be inspired by Trevor’s easy manner and creative mind. Do not miss this rare opportunity to study with this up and coming artist! 

 

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm – 2 Sessions Wait List

Fridays Nov 13th & 20th  (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $40 

 

ADULT WORKSHOPS 

Painting with Wool – felting techniques for landscapes and other imagery

 

Instructor: Sharon Costello

 Create an impressionistic landscape, still life or portrait in wool. Work with your favorite painting or photo and translate your image in fiber. Starting with a canvas of "pre-felt" we use a palette of colored wool to build a colorful background . Then we will learn to add imagery, line, shade, highlights and texture by applying assorted fibers with a felting needle. Wet felt the final design to create a  durable work of art that can be hung on the wall, made into a throw pillow or adorn a tote bag. Find out how fun and spontaneous feltmaking can be as an artistic medium.

 

Time: 9:00 – 4:00pm – (10 spaces)

Fee: $90

Saturday, November 14th

 

 For Groups of 4, Family & Friends: All Ages

Weaving on the KAF Communtiy EarthLoom™

Instructor: Susan Barrett Merrill

The Bermuda Community EarthLoom™ is installed outdoors in the KAF gardens. Usually based on the seven-stick loom designed by Weaving a Life, and conceived by Susan Barrett Merrill as a community activity, the KAF loom has been created using a recycled arched door frame made from local wood called. “EarthLooms™ and their weavings are a gift of friendship and an inspiration for action.”   “Weaving together is so powerful-- it is a literal act of weaving together the community. In this simple and ancient art, we connect with others whose fingers have touched the same threads to create the same fabric with the same purpose. It is a deep-rooted bond in the heart that can change the way we define our neighborhood.”

Join Susan Barrett Merrill as she helps bond our community through the act of weaving together, as a community.

Reservations are being taken for groups of four. There must be at least one adult with children 5 or under. Families are encouraged to participate.

Times: 9:00 – 9:45am – (4 spaces)
            10:00 – 10:45am – (4 spaces)
            11:00 – 11:45am – (4 spaces)
            1:00 – 1:45pm – (4 spaces)
            2:00 – 2:45pm – (4 spaces)
            3:00 – 3:45pm (4 spaces)

Fee: $10 ea ($35 for a group of 4)

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - 3 yr olds

The Wooley Story

Story Teller: Sabrina

Toddlers will enjoy the story about wool and other fibers as Sabrina shares a story book with them. Children will then get to, feel what sheep’s wool feels like, smells like and looks like. Sabrina will also share with them the sensations of several other animal fibers. Children will take home a bit of wool and a copy of the story book.

(Mum's required to attend with their child)  

 Times: 11:00 – 11:45 am (6 spaces)

Fee:$10

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - 5-7 yr olds

Felt Bird Ornaments

 

Instructor: Jenni Kenney 

Children will create whimsical birds made from wet felted wool balls. This workshop will give them basic felting skills that they can use to create other projects later, at home. Using soft colorful wool, feathers, beads and warm soapy water, students will create an ornament that they will be proud to display.

 

Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm– (8 spaces)

Fee: $20

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - 8-12 yr olds

Felt Bird Ornaments

 

Instructor: Jenni Kenney 

Children will create whimsical birds made from wet felted wool balls. This workshop will give them basic felting skills that they can use to create other projects later, at home. Using soft colorful wool, feathers, beads and warm soapy water, students will create an ornament that they will be proud to display.

 

Time: 10:00 – 12:00am– (8 spaces)

Fee: $20 

 

ADULT WORKSHOPS

 Wine Tote

 

 Instructor: Marianne Dubois

Make a splash before you open the bottle! In this class you’ll use colorful wools to make a distinctive and durable carrier for a wine bottle. If you want to learn the basics of wet felting, then this class is for you!

In one day you will layout, felt, and sew a carrier for yourself or as a wonderful gift! No prior felting experience necessary.

 

Time: 9:00 - 4:00 PM (10 Spaces)

Fee: $90

 

Needle Felting

"Father Christmas, Wizards and Gnomes"    

Instructor: Sharon Costello  

Ms. Costello is well known for her Needle Felted Figures. This class will focus on teaching you to create a fanciful, soft-sculpted 10” figure out of carded wool fiber using a special barbed "felting" needle. Learn how to sculpt life-like faces with lots of character and simple bodies and robes for the figure of your choice. You will dress your figure using both needle felting and traditional wet felting techniques. Complete your project with no experience necessary. There's no sewing, no patterns... only imagination is needed! 

Time: 9:00 – 4:00 PM (10 spaces)

Fee: $90

 

Monday, November 16th   

School Groups    

Kaleidoscope will be offering Fiber Art classes for school field trips each day during the Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation Fiber Festival. Classes are two hours long from arrival to departure and each class will feature a Fiber Art project which students will complete to take home with them.  Spaces are limited so all classes must be scheduled in advance and reserved by advance deposit. Morning & Afternoon options available.  Anyone wishing for more information about the offerings should  contact us.     

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - Toddlers 1&2 yr old

The Wooley Story

Story Teller: Sabrina

Toddlers will enjoy the story about wool and other fibers as Sabrina shares a story book with them. Children will then get to, feel what sheep’s wool feels like, smells like and looks like. Sabrina will also share with them the sensations of several other animal fibers. Children will take home a bit of wool and a copy of the story book.

(Mum's required to attend with their child)  

 Times: 9:00 – 9:45 am (6 spaces)
           10:00 - 10:45am (6 spaces)
          
Fee:$10

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  5-7 yr olds

 

Using Fabrics in a Painting 

2 Sessions - Monday Nov 16th & 23rd

Instructor: Trevor Todd

 

Bermudian Artist Trevor Todd will be guiding students through one of his painting techniques using fabrics and acrylic paints to create abstract and geometrical surface design paintings; a most unique fibre art! Students will be inspired by Trevor’s easy manner and creative mind. Do not miss this rare opportunity to study with this up and coming artist!

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm – 2 Sessions 

Fridays Nov 13th & 20th  (8 spaces) Wait List

Fee: $40 ( for both days)

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  8-12 yr olds

 

Cross Stitch Bookmarks  -

2 Sessions - Monday Nov 16th & 23rd

 

Instructor: Gail Graham

 Gail has taught cross stitch in the schools of Bermuda and will be joining us this year to share her passion with our students. Basic cross stitch stitches will be covered as children create their very own monogrammed bookmark. This offering is two sessions of two hours each.

 Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm (8 spaces) 

Fee: $40 (for both days) 

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  10 & up

 

Bring Polar Bears to Bermuda!

 

 

Instructor: Marianne Dubois 

 

You will learn how to use felting needles and sheep's wool to create a cool polar bear.  This is a fast and fun workshop, not only will you leave with a completed bear, but you will learn the basic skills to explore even more projects on your own!

 

Time: 4:30 – 7:30 pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $25

 

ADULT WORKSHOPS

Go – Felt – a - 3D Fish

Instructor: Sharon Costello

 

A fun, “everything goes” approach to teaching surface design in felt. Students will learn all about creating surface design in the felting process while creating a one-of-a- kind, three dimensional fiber fish that can be used as a small bag, or hanging art piece. We will combine wool, shear fabrics, silks and synthetic fibers, designer yarns, wool locks and beads to create fantasy fish full of texture and shine!. This class will include mostly  wet felting techniques.

 

Time: 12:00 – 4:00 pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $75

 

Tuesday, November 17th   

 

School Groups    

Kaleidoscope will be offering Fiber Art classes for school field trips each day during the Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation Fiber Festival. Classes are two hours long from arrival to departure and each class will feature a Fiber Art project which students will complete to take home with them.  Spaces are limited so all classes must be scheduled in advance and reserved by advance deposit. Morning & Afternoon options available.  Anyone wishing for more information about the offerings should   contact us.        

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  Toddlers 1&2 yo

The Wooley Story

Story Teller: Sabrina

Toddlers will enjoy the story about wool and other fibers as Sabrina shares a story book with them. Children will then get to, feel what sheep’s wool feels like, smells like and looks like. Sabrina will also share with them the sensations of several other animal fibers. Children will take home a bit of wool and a copy of the story book.

(Mum's required to attend with their child)   

Times: 9:00 – 9:45 am (6 spaces)
           10:00 - 10:45am (6 spaces)
          

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  5-7 & 8-12 yr olds

Felt Balls & Geodes

Instructor: Marianne Dubois

 

Children in this class will learn the basics of wet felting with wool as they create small balls and colorful geodes that when split in half will reveal colorful designs! This is a good basic beginner class that all children seem to enjoy!

Time: 5-7 yo:   4:00 – 5:00 pm        Fee: $10 (8 spaces)

          8-12 yo: 5:15 – 6:45pm         Fee: $15 (8 spaces)

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  8 & up

Go – Felt – a - 3D Fish!

Instructor: Sharon Costello

 

What a fun way for Sharon to teach and share a wide variety of her wet felting techniques including seamless, 3-D felt, resists, fabric inlay and more. Children will create these delightful creatures while learning felting techniques that they can use in a variety of creative ways in future projects!

 

Time: 4:00 – 7:00 pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $25

 

Needle Point Magnets

 

Instructor: Shina Lyons

 

 Needlepoint is a wonderful folk art that many people enjoy doing throughout life! Create a fun and colorful magnet as you learn the basics of needlepoint stitchery. Students will practice four different stitches using colorful yarns to create their finished piece

 

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $20

 

ADULT WORKSHOPS

Weaving a Life  #1. Amulet - The Wisdom of Invocation

Instructor: Susan Barrett Merrill

 

Weaving a Life Workshops are based on the seven woven keyforms Susan introduced in her book, ZATI - The Art of Weaving a Life. Each keyform explores a stage in the journey of integrating our true values with our daily actions. The Amulet is the first keyform in Susan’s program. Join her as she guides you through a call for change through your weaving. Where words cannot reach, a mythic pattern speaks with your heart through your hands. Fro more information on Susan’s Art of Weaving a Life, visit her website at www.weavingalife.com

 

Time: 9:00 – 3:30 pm (10 spaces)

Fee: $90

 

Wednesday, November 18th 

 

School Groups    

Kaleidoscope will be offering Fiber Art classes for school field trips each day during the Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation Fiber Festival. Classes are two hours long from arrival to departure and each class will feature a Fiber Art project which students will complete to take home with them.  Spaces are limited so all classes must be scheduled in advance and reserved by advance deposit. Morning & Afternoon options available.  Anyone wishing for more information about the offerings should  contact us

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  Toddlers 2-4 yo

The Wooley Story

Story Teller: Sabrina

 Toddlers will enjoy the story about wool and other fibers as Sabrina shares a story book with them. Children will then get to, feel what sheep’s wool feels like, smells like and looks like. Sabrina will also share with them the sensations of several other animal fibers. Children will take home a bit of wool and a copy of the story book.

(Mum's required to attend with their child)                 

 Times: 9:00 – 9:45 am (6 spaces) 
           10:00 - 10:45am (6 spaces) 
           11:00 – 11:45 am (6 spaces) 
           1:00 - 1:45 pm (6 spaces)
           2:00 - 2:45 pm (6 spaces)
           3:30 - 4:30 pm (6 spaces) Wait List

 Fee:$10      

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  5-7 yr olds

Felt Balls & Geodes

Instructor: Marianne Dubois

Children in this class will learn the basics of wet felting with wool as they create small balls and colorful geodes that when split in half will reveal colorful designs! This is a good basic beginner class that all children seem to enjoy!

 

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm   Wait List    

Fee: $10 (10 spaces)

 

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - 8-12 yr olds

Felted Snakes

 

Instructor: Marianne Dubois

Creepy crawly creatures always intrigue the young as well as the young at heart! Children will be able to create their own slithery creatures using soft colorful wool, soap, and warm water in this beginning wet felting workshop. After this class, students will know how to create snakes at home on their own!

Time: 5:15 – 6:45pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $15 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - 10 & UP

Paint With Wool

 

Instructor: Sharon Costello

Create an impressionistic landscape, still life or portrait in wool. Work with your favorite painting or photo and translate your image in fiber. Starting with a canvas of "pre-felt" we use a palette of colored wool to build a colorful background . Then we will learn to add imagery, line, shade, highlights and texture by applying assorted fibers with a felting needle. Wet felt the final design to create a  durable work of art that can be hung on the wall, made into a throw pillow or adorn a tote bag. Find out how fun and spontaneous feltmaking can be as an artistic medium

 

Time: 4:00 – 7:00 pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $30 

ADULT WORKSHOPS

Weaving a Life  #2. Bowl - The Wisdom of Invitation

Instructor: Susan Barrett Merrill

Weaving a Life Workshops are based on the seven woven keyforms Susan introduced in her book, ZATI - The Art of Weaving a Life. This keyform, the second in our program, invites you to receive yourself wholeheartedly. Join her as she guides you through this invitation through your weaving. Where words cannot reach, a mythic pattern speaks with your heart through your hands. For more information on Susan’s Art of Weaving a Life, visit her website at www.weavingalife.com

 

Time: 9:00 – 3:30 pm (10 spaces)

Fee: $90

 

Rustic Baskets

 

 

Instructor: Ronnie Chameau

Most of you know of Ronnie for her famous Banana Doll ornaments but that is only one of her many talents. Ronnie is a fantastic basket maker! Her baskets are always made from natural local materials which she turns into unique designs that are always pleasing in form. She carefully prepares local materials for her work to help them maintain a long and useful life. Join Ronnie who will share her materials and her process as she helps you to find your own way through the creation of a unique basket. Students are encouraged to bring your own found items to incorporate into your finished piece.

 

Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm (10 spaces)

Fee: $75 

 

Thursday, November 19th 

 

School Groups    

Kaleidoscope will be offering Fiber Art classes for school field trips each day during the Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation Fiber Festival. Classes are two hours long from arrival to departure and each class will feature a Fiber Art project which students will complete to take home with them.  Spaces are limited so all classes must be scheduled in advance and reserved by advance deposit. Morning & Afternoon options available.  Anyone wishing for more information about the offerings should  contact us

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - Toddlers 1&2 yr old

The Wooley Story

Story Teller: Sabrina

 Toddlers will enjoy the story about wool and other fibers as Sabrina shares a story book with them. Children will then get to, feel what sheep’s wool feels like, smells like and looks like. Sabrina will also share with them the sensations of several other animal fibers. Children will take home a bit of wool and a copy of the story book.

(Mum's required to attend with their child)                 

 Times: 10:00 - 10:45am (6 spaces)
           11:00 – 11:45 am (6 spaces)

Fee:$10   

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - 5-7 & 8-12 yr olds

Felt Balls & Geodes

 

Instructor: Marianne Dubois & Jenni Kinney

Children in this class will learn the basics of wet felting with wool as they create small balls and colorful geodes that when split in half will reveal colorful designs! This is a good basic beginner class that all children seem to enjoy!

Time: 5-7 yr olds: 4:00 – 5:15 pm (8 spaces)   Wait List

           8-12 yr olds: 4:00 - 5:15 pm ( 8 spaces)

Fee: $10

 CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - 8-12 yr olds

Using Fabrics in a Painting – Session 2 

Thursdays Nov 12th & 19th

Instructor: Bermuda Artist Trevor Todd

 

Bermudian Artist Trevor Todd will be guiding students through one of his painting techniques using fabrics and acrylic paints to create abstract and geometrical surface design paintings: a most unique fibre art! Students will be inspired by Trevor’s easy manner and creative mind. Do not miss this rare opportunity to study with this up and coming artist!

 

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm – 2 Sessions Wait List

Thursdays Nov 12th & 19th  (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $40 (for both days)

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - 8 & up

Painting Pictures with Wool

 Instructor: Marianne Dubois

 

Every child loves to draw and paint! In this class, students will create paintings using soft and colorful wool to wet felt and needle felt their creations. The basics of both techniques will be used to help complete their paintings.

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm ( 8 spaces)

Fee: $20

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - 12 & up

Building with Natural Materials – Session 2 

Thursdays Nov 12th & 19th

Instructor: Ronnie Lopes

 

Fibre Fest brings you a fun and unusual workshop! Ronnie Lopes is known for his original and creative Rustic furniture designs created with local natural and recycled wood materials. Students will spend a total of four hours over two sessions working beside Ronnie to create a rustic stool of their own to take home! Material selection, cutting, sanding, assembling & finishing will be covered during this two session workshop.

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $40 (for both days)

 

ADULT WORKSHOPS

 

Proddy Purse

 

 

Instructor: Shina Lyons

Create this adorable little bag using felted wool fabrics while learning several fibre art techniques. Your bag is fashioned using the Penny Rug style of appliqued fabric on wool using a blanket stitch and adorning it with a design created using Proddy Hooking. 

Time: 9:00 - 12:00pm

Fee: $60

 

 Weaving a Life  #3. Doll - The Wisdom of Insight 

2 Days:Thur & Fri Nov 19 & 20th

 

Instructor: Susan Barrett Merrill

 

Weaving a Life Workshops are based on the seven woven keyforms Susan introduced in her book, ZATI - The Art of Weaving a Life. This keyform, the third in our program, carries insight into the meaning and nature of your own journey. Join Susan as she guides you through this insight through your weaving. Where words cannot reach, a mythic pattern speaks with your heart through your hands. For more information on Susan’s Art of Weaving a Life, visit her website at www.weavingalife.com
 

Time: 9:00 – 3:30 pm (10 spaces) 

Thursday the 19th & Friday the 20th

 

Fee: $175 (for both days)

 

Friday, November 20th 

 

School Groups    

Kaleidoscope will be offering Fiber Art classes for school field trips each day during the Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation Fiber Festival. Classes are two hours long from arrival to departure and each class will feature a Fiber Art project which students will complete to take home with them.  Spaces are limited so all classes must be scheduled in advance and reserved by advance deposit. Morning & Afternoon options available.  Anyone wishing for more information about the offerings should  contact us 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  5-7 yr olds

Felted Snakes

 

Instructor: Jenni Kinney

Creepy crawly creatures always intrigue the young as well as the young at heart! Children will be able to create their own slithery creatures using soft colorful wool, soap, and warm water in this beginning wet felting workshop. After this class, students will know how to create snakes at home on their own!

Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $10

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  10 & UP

Painting Pictures with Wool

Instructor: Marianne Dubois

 

Every child loves to draw and paint! In this class, students will create paintings using soft and colorful wool to wet felt and needle felt their creations. The basics of both techniques will be used to help complete their paintings. 

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm (8 spaces) Wait List

Fee: $20

 

TEEN WORKSHOPS

Using Fabrics in a Painting – Session 2 

Fridays Nov 13th & 20th

Instructor: Trevor Todd

 

Bermudian Artist Trevor Todd will be guiding students through one of his painting techniques using fabrics and acrylic paints to create abstract and geometrical surface design paintings; a most unique fibre art! Students will be inspired by Trevor’s easy manner and creative mind. Do not miss this rare opportunity to study with this up and coming artist!

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm – 2 Sessions 

Fridays Nov 13th & 20th  (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $40 (for both days)
 

ADULT WORKSHOPS

Weaving a Life  #3. Doll - The Wisdom of Insight  2 Days 

Thur & Fri Nov 19 & 20th

Instructor: Susan Barrett Merrill

Weaving a Life Workshops are based on the seven woven keyforms Susan introduced in her book, ZATI - The Art of Weaving a Life. This keyform, the third in our program, carries insight into the meaning and nature of your own journey. Join Susan as she guides you through this insight through your weaving. Where words cannot reach, a mythic pattern speaks with your heart through your hands. For more information on Susan’s Art of Weaving a Life, visit her website at www.weavingalife.com

 

 

Time: 9:00 – 3:30 pm (10 spaces) 

Thursday the 19th & Friday the 20th

 

 Fee: $175 (for both days)

 

Saturday, November 21st

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS – All Ages

(under 5 must have a parent present)

 

Saturday at KAF

Felted Soaps

Instructor: Jenni Kinney 

This by far has been one of our most popular fibre Art Classes! Using a bar of soap, wool fiber, and water, students will create a colorful “felted soap” that can be used in place of a wash cloth in the tub or shower. A perfect holiday gift or a unique novelty soap! 

 

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am (8 spaces)

Fee: $10

                                   

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP'S -  8 & UP

Belt of Power

 

 

Instructor: Susan Barrett Merrill

 

Susan Barrett Merrill will only be offering two workshops for children while in Bermuda. Take advantage of this special opportunity to experience her gentle style as she guides students through the basics of weaving to create a belt which Susan sees as a way to help you make positive choices in your life. The Belt of Power helps children to see that the choices they make come from their own point of view.

 

Time: 9:00 – 12:00 pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $25

 

African Friendship Bracelets

 

 

 

Instructor: Susan Barrett Merrill

 

The Friendship Bracelet is a wonderful project for children of all ages to introduce weaving and the meaning of friendship in a fun social way. The first half of the bracelet consists of an introduction to the basics of weaving. The second half of the bracelet involves 4 people working together to complete each other’s bracelets. A little friendship song consisting of four Swahili words goes along with it, and a dance. Each bracelet is imbued with the maker’s commitment to friendship.

 

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $25

TEEN & ADULT WORKSHOPS

 Hip to  be Square!

 

 

Instructor: Marianne Dubois

Come learn how to take a pretty but conventional square silk scarf and transform it into a long spiral of lightweight, and beautiful fabric and color!  You will use the technique of nuno felting to embellish the silk with soft merino wool, and you will come away with a flowing, colorful scarf that will show off your unique style.

Time: 9:00-5:00pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $90

ADULT WORKSHOPS

Using Fabrics in a Painting – Session 1 – Saturdays Nov 21st & 28th

Instructor: Trevor Todd 

Bermudian Artist Trevor Todd will be guiding students through one of his painting techniques using fabrics and acrylic paints to create abstract and geometrical surface design paintings; a most unique fibre art! Students will be inspired by Trevor’s easy manner and creative mind. Do not miss this rare opportunity to study with this up and coming artist!

Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm – 2 Sessions – Saturdays Nov 21st & 28th (8 spaces)

Fee: $100 (for both days) 

Monday, November 23rd 


School Groups    

Kaleidoscope will be offering Fiber Art classes for school field trips each day during the Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation Fiber Festival. Classes are two hours long from arrival to departure and each class will feature a Fiber Art project which students will complete to take home with them.  Spaces are limited so all classes must be scheduled in advance and reserved by advance deposit. Morning & Afternoon options available.  Anyone wishing for more information about the offerings should  contact us

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  5-7 yr olds

Using Fabrics in a Painting – Session 2 – Mondays Nov 16th & 23rd

Instructor: Trevor Todd

 

Bermudian Artist Trevor Todd will be guiding students through one of his painting techniques using fabrics and acrylic paints to create abstract and geometrical surface design paintings; a most unique fibre art! Students will be inspired by Trevor’s easy manner and creative mind. Do not miss this rare opportunity to study with this up and coming artist!

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm – 2 Sessions – Fridays Nov 13th & 20th  (8 spaces)  Wait List

Fee: $40 (for both days)

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  8-12 yr olds 

Cross Stitch Bookmarks  -  Session 2 – Mondays Nov 16th & 23rd

Instructor: Gail Graham

Gail has taught cross stitch in the schools of Bermuda and will be joining us this year to share her passion with our students. Basic cross stitch stitches will be covered as children create their very own monogrammed bookmark. This offering is two sessions of two hours each.  

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm (8 spaces) Mondays Nov 16th & 23rd

Fee: $40 (for both days)
 

Saturday, November 28th 

ADULT WORKSHOPS

Using Fabrics in a Painting – Session 2 – Saturdays Nov 21st & 28th

Instructor: Trevor Todd

 

Bermudian Artist Trevor Todd will be guiding students through one of his painting techniques using fabrics and acrylic paints to create abstract and geometrical surface design paintings; a most unique fibre art! Students will be inspired by Trevor’s easy manner and creative mind. Do not miss this rare opportunity to study with this up and coming artist!

Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm – 2 Sessions – Saturdays Nov 21st & 28th (8 spaces)

Fee: $100 (for both days) 

 

2010 Fibre Workshops

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January - March 2010

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5 – 7 yrs & 8 – 10 yrs

Fibre Frenzy Returns!

Instructor: Gale Bellew

Winter Term at KAF will bring back the Fiber Program offering Children 5-7 yrs, and 8 -10 yrs an opportunity to be exposed to or to continue their experiences with fiber art!  Students will practice a variety of techniques to create projects that they can cherish. Each age group will learn how to make their own yarns and change their colors, turn wool hairs into solid fabrics and dimensional shapes, weave flat or dimensional works to create a variety of end products. The creation possibilities are endless once students learn these techniques using basic and often inexpensive or recycled materials and tools.

 Age group will determine the complexity and depth of the art projects to include the level of enhancement and embellishment, and how they are achieved.

 Age: 5 – 7 yrs: (primary 1, 2 & 3)

Time: January 12th, Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:00pm (8 session)

Cost: $144m / $164nm

 

Age: 8 – 10 yrs: (primary 4, 5 & 6)

Time: January 11th,  Mondays 4:00 – 5:30pm (8 Sessions) Cost: $216m / $236nm

 

11 yrs & up

Wearable Fiber Art!

Instructor: Gale Bellew

Fun ‘wearables’ will come from this class as students create things to adorn the body! Wire and Fibre Jewelry, clothing, felt hats, slippers, scarves, bags and accessories are some of the many possibilities using Fiber Art techniques in this class. Students will be exposed to several felting techniques, weaving, dyeing stitching and fabric surface design.

 
Age:11 yrs & up

Time: January 13th, Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:30pm (8 sessions)

Cost: $288 m / $308nm

 

Adults & Teens

 

Tuesday & Wednesday, January 19th and 20th  

 

 Custom Felted Slippers

 

 

Instructor: Gale Bellew

 Learn how to create a pair of custom sized warm and cozy wool slippers! Create a pattern resist using your own foot and use it to felt a dimensional bootie slipper. Gale teaches a basic felting method that  gives you the tactile experience necessary to truly get the feel for felting; to understand what it feels like as the fibers begin to bond allowing you to judge how much pressure and agitation you can exert without causing any weaknesses in your work. Learn the basic wet felting technique, or hone your skills and once complete them, you will embellish them with stitchery or Needle Felted surface designs.

 

Time: 10 am – 3pm – 2 sessions (8 spaces)

Fee: $150 (includes felting wool) ($130 if you bring 6 oz of your own felting wool)

 

Saturday, February 6th 

Needle Felted Pillow Covers

Instructor: Gale Bellew

 In this workshop, Gale will share her technique of Sumi-e painting with wool! Using Wool Fabric as your backing, you will create original, simple designs which you will needle felt onto wool fabric to create unique home decorator pillows. You will learn how to achieve tonal variations to create depth of designs using either natural or colored wool fibers.

 

Time: 9:00 – 3:00pm

Fee: $90 (includes all materials)

 

Tuesday, February 23rd

 

Bag – O – Balls!

Instructor: Gale Bellew

 Create a purse made up of felt balls! That’s right! Using your choice of colors, you will make up the necessary number of felt balls which you will then string together to form the shell of a really fun bag and strap!

 

Time: 9:30 – 3:30 pm

Fee: $90 ( $75 with your own felting wool)

 

Saturday, March 13th

 

Sumi-e: A la Nuno!

Instructor: Gale Bellew

 Using luxurious silk as your canvas, students will create an original simple design as in Asian Sumi-e painting which is the basis for Gale’s Hairlock Paintings ™. Students can choose to create surface designs on silk which can then be used to create delicate, boutique and designer tops, scarves or decorator pillow covers! 

 

Time: 9:00 – 4:00pm

Fee: $90 (includes all materials)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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The 2008 Program

Friday, December 5th   

School Groups     

Kaleidoscope will be offering Fiber Art classes for school field trips each day during the Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation Fiber Festival. Classes are two hours long from arrival to departure and each class will feature a Fiber Art project which students will complete to take home with them.  Spaces are limited so all classes must be scheduled in advance and reserved by advance deposit.  Anyone wishing for more information about the times and offerings should  contact us.        

  

  

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  5-7 yr olds

Circle Weaving

 

 Instructor: Mike Patterson

Using cardboard circles as a loom with bright colored yarns in various weights, Master Weaver Mike Patterson will guide students through the weaving process in round forms which can be used as coasters ornaments or small wall hangings. Children will enjoy Mike’s thought provoking process for choosing colors and design in their weavings.

 

Time: 4:00- 6:00 - (15 spaces)

Class Fee: $15

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  8-12 yr olds

Felt Inspirations

 

 

Instructor: Susan Mills

Mixed media and fiber artist, Susan Mills of Bowdoin, Maine, will teach you the fine art of felting in a 2 hour workshop that features a step-by-step process for creating a magically unique felt art piece.  Learn how to select wool, and with soap and water create an original felted piece all your own. Learn how to design your piece, resulting in an artful wall hanging.  Incorporate colored yarn and exotic fibers, sticks and bones, and feathers or beads to make your piece special. Beginners are welcome, but experienced felters will appreciate Susan's creative approach to the medium and find much to expand their knowledge, as well as a fun and meaningful workshop experience.

Teacher Notes: Students are encouraged to bring any fiber they may have and cool things to attach to their piece (like feathers, bones, sticks, leaves, beads, yarns threads.  I would help them through these decisions.

 

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $20

 

TEENS &  ADULT WORKSHOPS

Felt Faces or Masks 

 

Instructor: Ellen Hedglin

Fiber Enthusiast Ellen Kalman brings an easy going style to her classes. Ellen is well versed in many fiber artforms and will share with students her knowledge of both wet & needle felting in this class. Students will create faces or masks starting with a base form and embellishing with color to your specific designs. Students may bring in beads, jewelry, or other found objects to add to their designs. This class will serve as a good overall instruction on wet & needle felting that will help enhance other felt projects.

 

Time: 12:00 – 3:30pm (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $65

 

Felt Flowers

 

 

Instructor: Ellen Hedglin

This is a great class for anyone interested in felting! Have fun making brightly colored felt flowers. Using soft colorful wools, rocks and bamboo mats we will create sweet two toned flowers. They can be used singly as a brooch or in bunches for a bouquet or by adding long stems they can be worn as bracelets or chokers. Felt Flowers also make fine embellishments to your own felted bags, hats and masks. Needle felting can be introduced and decorations of beads and found objects can also be added.

 

Time: 4:00- 6:00 pm (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $40

 

Crocheting - for Beginners

 

 

Instructor: Esther Zuill

Join Esther in this class where you will learn how to properly hold the hook, chain stitch, single and double crochet. Students will crochet a complete Granny Square which can be used as coasters or doilies individually but when stitched together create lap robes, afghans, shawls or scarves.

 

Time: 10:30- 12:00pm - (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $30

 

Saturday, December 6th

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  5-7 yr olds

Creature Containters

 

Instructor: Louisa Flannery

 

Come along and explore the technique of wet felting with Local Fiber Artist Louisa Flannery. Students will learn the basics to make a small container.... but look out it could be a creature too!!

Time: 9:00am - 11:00am (6 spaces) - Full & Wait Listing

(See additional offering for Sunday December 7th)

Class Fee: $15

 

TEENS &  ADULT WORKSHOPS

Banana Doll Angel Ornaments

Instructor: Ronnie Chameau

Join Ronnie as she shares her beloved Art of creating Banana Doll Ornaments using natural materials. With Palm and Banana leaves, Nuts, Seed pods, Ribbons and Glitter, learn to create these delightful ornaments using a Folk Artform that Ronnie is so famous for practicing and keeping alive!

Time: 9:00am - 11:00am (10 spaces)

Class Fee: $25

 

Sunday, December 7th

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  5-7 yr olds

Creature Containters

 

Instructor: Louisa Flannery

 

Come along and explore the technique of wet felting with Local Fiber Artist Louisa Flannery. Students will learn the basics to make a small container.... but look out it could be a creature too!!

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm (6 spaces)

Class Fee: $15

 

Monday, December 8th   

 

School Groups     

Kaleidoscope will be offering Fiber Art classes for school field trips each day during the Bermuda Fiber Festival. Classes are two hours long from arrival to departure and each class will feature a Fiber Art project which students will complete to take home with them. . Spaces are limited so All classes must be scheduled in advance and reserved by advance deposit. Anyone wishing for more information about the times and offerings should contact us .        

 

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  4-7 yr olds

Felted Soaps

 

 

Instructor: Susan Mills

Using a bar of soap, wool fiber, and water, students will create a colorful “felted soap” that can be used in place of a wash cloth in the tub or shower. A perfect holiday gift for mom or dad or a unique novelty soap to encourage fun bath time!

 

Time: 4:00- 5:15 pm (6 spaces)

          5:30 – 6:45 pm (6 spaces)

Class Fee: $10

 

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  8-12 yr olds

Samurai Ropes

 

Instructor: Mike Patterson

Children will have a great time creating their very own braids just as the Samurai who used them to decorate their swords and costumes. This braiding method is called Kumihimo  and is created on Japanese Kumi cards. Braids can be round, flat or square and multi colorful yarns are used to create them.

 Time: 4:00 – 6:30pm (12 spaces)

Class Fee: $25

 

Felt A Snake Egg & Baby Snake

Instructor: Ellen Hedglin

Using soft wool and rocks children will wet felt vessels to use as “eggs”. Using their hands, bamboo mats and soft colorful wool they will wet felt their snakes which will live in the eggs!

 

Time: 4:30-6:30pm (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $20

 

Prodded Hooking – Flower Hair Accessories

 

Instructor: Shina Lyons

Make fun colorful 3D flowers to decorate a headband, hair elastic or barrette while learning Proddy hooking, one of the most basic of hooking techniques. By simply poking of pieces of fabric through a loosely woven cloth with a special tool, children will create beautiful flowers to adorn their hair! Popular in Great Britain and Wales, prodding uses virtually every snip of fabric as you work with individual short pieces, and does not require any frame so permits unlimited design and texture possibilities. One of the original recycling efforts, prodding was often used to make very functional rugs.

 

Time: 4-6pm – (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $20

 

TEENS &  ADULT WORKSHOPS

Nuno Felt

 

  

Instructor: Ellen Hedglin

Using silk and soft wool, students will learn the Nuno technique of wet felting. Light layers of wool are felted onto silk and then using various techniques, scarves will be embellished and adorned with the additional application of silk or mohair by pre-felting and cutting out shapes, stitching on beads and shells, as well as needle felting. This method creates a light weight scarf, perfect for Bermuda winters or wearing as an accent accessory!

Time: 12:00 – 4:00pm (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $80

 

Kumihimo Braiding 

 

 

Instructor: Mike Patterson      

Join master weaver Mike Patterson as he shares the art of  Kumihimo, a Japanese braiding method used by the Samurai to decorate their swords and costumes. Learn this ancient art and create braided cording and straps which can be used in a multitude of ways: dog leashes, handbag straps, curtain ties, belts and any other imaginable application!

 

Time: 12:00 – 3:30pm – (15 spaces)

Class Fee: $65

 

 

 

Tuesday, December 9th   

 

School Groups     

Kaleidoscope will be offering Fiber Art classes for school field trips each day during the Bermuda Fiber Festival. Classes are two hours long from arrival to departure and each class will feature a Fiber Art project which students will complete to take home with them. . Spaces are limited so All classes must be scheduled in advance and reserved by advance deposit. Anyone wishing for more information about the times and offerings should contact KAF.        

 

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  Toddler 2-4 yr olds

"The Wooley Story Hour"  

Instructor: Ellen Hedglin

Ellen says "the little ones are the biggest blast!"  Toddlers will enjoy Ellens' passion for sharing the story about wool and other fibers as they hear the story of "Pelle's New Suit". Children will then get to, feel what sheeps' wool feels like, smells like and looks like. Ellen will also share with them the the sensations of several other animal fibers and children will help Ellen use hand cards to comb the fibers adn try their hand at finger spinning. Children will take home a bit of wool and a copy of the story book "Pelle's New Suit".

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45am (6 spaces)
(Mum's required to attend with their child)                                     Fee:$10

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  8-12 yr olds

Viking Bands 

 

Instructor: Mike Patterson

Card weaving is used to create these fancy patterned flat bands. With the use of multiple colored yarns and special weaving cards, Mike will guide students through the process of choosing colors to make belts, book marks or handles for bags

 

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm (15 spaces)

Class Fee: $25

 

Spirit Puppets – Three day Intensive – Day One

 

 

Instructor: Susan Mills

Fiber Festival 2008 brings Susan Mills back to teach a NEW three day intensive workshop for 8-12 yo children. Each class will be 3 hours long allowing students to learn the basics of wet felting techniques to create an expression of their personality and spirit. Students will be allowed time to explore themselves and  imagine their puppets as self expressions, sketch them and describe them in as much detail as possible. Then, using soft colorful wool, they will be guided through the wet felting process of building their forms. By the end of the three days each student will have wet felted their puppets and embellished them with beads, feathers and other found items so as to best represent their interests and personalities. Susan encourages students to progress through their creations allowing evolution of their forms to take place as they achieve a greater sense of themselves during this exploration and creation process.

 

Time: 4:00 – 7:00pm Tues, Wed, Thurs (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $75 (for the three days)

 

 

TEENS &  ADULT WORKSHOPS

Needle Felted Creatures 

 

 

Instructor: Ellen Hedglin

Last year’s Fiber Festival brought needle felted creatures to the island which was met with great enthusiasm! This year Ellen Kalman’s easy going style will offer both new and experienced needle felters an opportunity to gain more experience for learning and honing the techniques required to create 3 dimentional shapes using wire armature and wool. This 4 hour workshop will allow time for students to design and create one large or several smaller creatures.

 

Time: 3:30 – 7:30pm (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $75

 

Felt Handbags  

 

                 

Instructor: Susan Mills              

Mixed media and fiber artist, Susan Mills of Bowdoin, Maine, will teach you the fine art of seamless felting in a workshop that features a step-by-step process for creating a magically unique and distinctive hand bag.  Learn how to select wool, and with soap and water create an original felted piece all your own. Learn how to design your piece, and to make resist patterns to begin the shape. Work through the felting process using advanced methods. Incorporate colored yarn and exotic fibers, sticks and bones, and feathers or beads to make your piece special. Beginners are welcome, but experienced felters will appreciate Susan's creative approach to the medium and find much to expand their knowledge, as well as a fun and meaningful workshop experience.

 

Time: 10am – 3pm (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $80

 

Prodded Hooking – For Three Dimensional Affect

 

Instructor: Shina Lyons

Make a colorful fun flower brooch or scissor fob while learning Proddy, one of the most basic of rag rug hooking techniques. It is simply the poking of pieces of fabric through a loosely woven cloth using a special tool. Popular in Great Britain and Wales, prodding uses virtually every snip of fabric as you work with individual short pieces, and does not require any frame so permits unlimited design and texture possibilities. One of the original recycling efforts, prodding was often used to make very functional rugs.

Time: 2-4pm – (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $50

 

 

Wednesday, Dec.10th 

 

School Groups   

Kaleidoscope will be offering Fiber Art classes for school field trips each day during the Bermuda Fiber Festival. Classes are two hours long from arrival to departure and each class will feature a Fiber Art project which students will complete to take home with them. . Spaces are limited so All classes must be scheduled in advance and reserved by advance deposit. Anyone wishing for more information about the times and offerings should contact us.        

 

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  5-7 yr olds

Felt A Snake Egg & Baby Snake

Instructor: Ellen Hedglin

Using soft wool and rocks children will wet felt vessels to use as “eggs”. Using their hands and

bamboo mats and soft colorful wool they will wet felt their snakes which will live in the eggs! As a special extra, the snake eggs can serve as a tooth fairy box!

 

Time: 4:30-6:30pm (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $20

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  8-12 yr olds

 

Pin Weaving

 

 

Instructor: Mike Patterson

Using, cardboard or foam core board and long straight pins, students will learn how to free form weave to create a necklace or amulet. Pin weaving is both versatile and portable. The warp threads are held in place with straight pins and Weaving can be done in any direction, using thread, yarn, fabric strips, beads, feathers or other fibers. Pin weaving can offer kids a good introduction to the creativity of weaving.

 

Time: 4:30-6:30pm (12 spaces)

Class Fee: $20

 

 

Crocheted Necklaces and Wrist Bands

 

 

 

Instructor: Esther Zuill

Students will learn the basics of beginner crocheting including the proper way to hold the hook, chain stiching, and single crocheting. With this technique and assorted textured yarns, students will learn to make colorful necklaces and wrist bands while practicing their stitches.

 

Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm (6 spaces)

Class Fee: $15

 

 

Spirit Puppets – Three day Intensive – Day Two

 

Instructor: Susan Mills

Fiber Festival 2008 brings Susan Mills back to teach a NEW three day intensive workshop for 8-12 yo children. Each class will be 3 hours long allowing students to learn the basics of wet felting techniques to create an expression of their personality and spirit. Students will be allowed time to explore themselves and  imagine their puppets as self expressions, sketch them and describe them in as much detail as possible. Then, using soft colorful wool, they will be guided through the wet felting process of building their forms. By the end of the three days each student will have wet felted their puppets and embellished them with beads, feathers and other found items so as to best represent their interests and personalities. Susan encourages students to progress through their creations allowing evolution of their forms to take place as they achieve a greater sense of themselves during this exploration and creation process.

 

Time: 4:00 – 7:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday ( 8 spaces)

Class Fee: $75 (for the three days)

  

 

TEENS &  ADULT WORKSHOPS

Pin Weaving

 

 

Instructor: Mike Patterson

Using, cardboard or foam core board and long straight pins, students will learn how to free form weave to create a necklace or amulet. Pin weaving is both versatile and portable. The warp threads are held in place with straight pins and Weaving can be done in any direction, using thread, yarn, fabric strips, beads, feathers or other fibers. Pin weaving can offer kids a good introduction to the creativity of weaving.

 

Time: 12:00 – 4:00pm (12 spaces)

Class Fee: $75

 

Silk Fusion; Wet Felting with Silk

 

 

Instructor: Ellen Hedglin

In this class students will learn how to make silk like paper using silk roving, water, soap and a stiffener. Come and create this gossamer paper and let it inspire you to make bowls & luminary Lampshades embellished with dried leaves, flowers and silk. Class time should allow students to complete  one large or two small projects. Luminary Lamp kits will  be included with this class.

 

Time: 12:00-4:00pm (8 spaces)

Class fee: $80

 

 

Thursday, December 11th 

 

School Groups     

Kaleidoscope will be offering Fiber Art classes for school field trips each day during the Bermuda Fiber Festival. Classes are two hours long from arrival to departure and each class will feature a Fiber Art project which students will complete to take home with them. . Spaces are limited so All classes must be scheduled in advance and reserved by advance deposit. Anyone wishing for more information about the times and offerings should contact us.        

 

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  5-7 yr olds    

 Felted Jewelry

 

 

Instructor: Ellen Hedglin

Using soft wool and skewers or dowels students will wet felt tubes to cut into beads, then with cord and shells they will make bracelets and necklaces incorporating their wool beads.

 

Time: 4:30-6:30pm (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $20

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS 8-12 yr olds  

SOUMAK KNOTTING   
Instructor: Mike Patterson 

Children will enjoy learning this easy weaving technique to create colourful designs.  This method of tapestry weaving is done on a frame loom using half hitch knottingstitches.  Students will create a 'cartoon'/pattern and weave a flat piece which can be used as a wall hanging, bookmark or ornament.

Age: 8 - 12 yr olds

Time: 4:00-6:00pm (12 spaces)  
Class Fee: $20 

Spirit Puppets – Three day Intensive – Day Three

 

Instructor: Susan Mills

Fiber Festival 2008 brings Susan Mills back to teach a NEW three day intensive workshop for 8-12 yo children. Each class will be 3 hours long allowing students to learn the basics of wet felting techniques to create an expression of their personality and spirit. Students will be allowed time to explore themselves and  imagine their puppets as self expressions, sketch them and describe them in as much detail as possible. Then, using soft colorful wool, they will be guided through the wet felting process of building their forms. By the end of the three days each student will have wet felted their puppets and embellished them with beads, feathers and other found items so as to best represent their interests and personalities. Susan encourages students to progress through their creations allowing evolution of their forms to take place as they achieve a greater sense of themselves during this exploration and creation process.

 

Time: 4:00 – 7:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday ( 8 spaces)

Class Fee: $75 (for the three days)

 

 

TEENS &  ADULT WORKSHOPS    

Bermuda Shore Basket

 

 

Instructor: Ellen Hedglin

Rustic basket weaving at it’s best! In this all day class, learn to Free FormWweave a basket made of reed, using a driftwood or Bermuda cedar handle. Students will be encouraged to bring in their own wood for handles if they have it as well as any items found from the sea or in nature to weave into and embellish their baskets and complete a creation that says Bermuda! This class will encourage artistic expression by each student using different materials for embellishments.

 

Time: 9:30-3:30pm ( 8 spaces)

Class Fee: $80

 

Felt Vessels & Orbs

 

 

           

 

 

Instructor: Susan Mills

This wet felting class will focus on three dimensional vessels & orb shapes using colorful merino wool and accent fibers. Susan’s whimsical style will encourage students to explore the use of color and dimension to create interesting pieces that may be practical or ornamental in style. All levels of students are encouraged to participate. All basics will be covered though students who have had some felting experience will be able to go further into their development during this class.

 

Time: 10:00 – 3:00pm ( 8 spaces)

Class Fee: $80

  

 

Friday, December 12th  

 

School Groups

Kaleidoscope will be offering Fiber Art classes for school field trips each day during the Bermuda Fiber Festival. Classes are two hours long from arrival to departure and each class will feature a Fiber Art project which students will complete to take home with them. . Spaces are limited so All classes must be scheduled in advance and reserved by advance deposit. Anyone wishing for more information about the times and offerings should contact us.        

 
 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  5-7 yr olds   

Weaving with Pictures

Instructor: Mike Patterson

Using magazine, calendar and various printed photos, students will create wall hangings or placemats. Mike’s teaching style encourages children of all ages to explore and study the images and color, and their relationships while creating their wall hangings or place mats.

 

Time: 4:30-6:30pm (12 spaces)

Class Fees: $15

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS-  8-12 yr olds   

Felt Flowers

 

Instructor: Ellen Hedglin

Using soft colorful wools, rocks and bamboo mats we will create sweet two toned flowers. They can be used singly as a brooch or in bunches for a bouquet or by adding long stems they can be worn as bracelets or chokers. If children can handle it, needle felting can be introduced and decorations of beads and such can also be added.

 

Time: 4:30 – 6:30pm (6 spaces) (Girls only)

Class Fee: $20

 

TEENS &  ADULT WORKSHOPS     

Felt Sculpture – Elemental Forms – Two Day Intensive (Day One)

 

                                         

Instructor: Susan Mills

Susan will not be returning to teach next year so take advantage of this final offering! Elementals have become an important part of Susan’s artwork and a signature in her work. Using her infectious enthusiasm Susan will guide you through the basic process of wet felting 3-D forms. Utilizing hand made felt and mixed media materials like sticks, foliage, feathers, shells, metal, screening and bones, we will create a three dimensional, personal totemic sculpture. We begin by making a felted wool armature and the components will be added to this form.  On the first day, students will create their felt beings learning how to include and form appendages as an integral part of them. Susan will also share her secret to the forms maintaining their integrity and maintaining shapes for free standing. On the second day, these pieces will be assembled; masks, or other mixed media materials, will be fabricated and applied to personalize and give pieces their unique personalities creating a truly magical Elemental form.

 

This class is open to all levels but experienced felters will be able to go further with their creations.

 

NOTE: Students interested in artful, dimensional, free form expression in their work are encouraged to participate in this class.

 

Time: 10:00-4:00pm (Friday & Saturday) (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $150 (for two days)

 

 

Soumak Knotting

 

 

Instructor: Mike Patterson

All students will enjoy learning this easy weaving technique to create colorful tapestry like designs. This method of tapestry weaving is done on a spring frame loom using half hitch knotting stitches and lends itself well to abstract and simple designs that are enhanced by color choices. Students will have time to create their own “cartoon”/pattern/ drawing and weave a wall hanging or pillow cover.

Note: for students who can not draw, tracing materials will be available however you will be encouraged to try your hand at original simple drawings for your pieces.

 

Time: 12:00- 4:00pm (12 spaces)

Class Fee: $75

 

 

Saturday December 13th 

 

TEENS &  ADULT WORKSHOPS

Artfelt  Clutches & Scarves

 

     

Instructor: Ellen Hedglin

Ellen and KAF bring you the newest form of felting! In this class students will learn to create incredible colorful designs fashioned into clutches and scarves using the Artfelt © method of felting. “Artfelt © is a combination of needle felting, wet felting and fulling. It requires far less time and talent than any of the three!  This method creates felted pieces that either are as thin as paper or thick enough for a handbag, all while allowing for precision detailing of design. Any felted piece the imagination can conceive, Artfelt© can achieve!” Students will receive an instructional DVD with their class kits.

 

Time: 9am – 5pm

Class Fee: $100

 

Felt Sculpture – Elemental Forms – Two Day Intensive – Day two

Instructor: Susan Mills

Susan will not be returning to teach next year so take advantage of this final offering! Elementals have become an important part of Susan’s artwork and a signature in her work. Using her infectious enthusiasm Susan will guide you through the basic process of wet felting 3-D forms. Utilizing hand made felt and mixed media materials like sticks, foliage, feathers, shells, metal, screening and bones, we will create a three dimensional, personal totemic sculpture. We begin by making a felted wool armature and the components will be added to this form.  On the first day, students will create their felt beings learning how to include and form appendages as an integral part of them. Susan will also share her secret to the forms maintaining their integrity and maintaining shapes for free standing. On the second day, these pieces will be assembled; masks, or other mixed media materials, will be fabricated and applied to personalize and give pieces their unique personalities creating a truly magical Elemental form.

This class is open to all levels but experienced felters will be able to go further with their creations.

NOTE: Students interested in artful, dimensional, free form expression in their work are encouraged to participate in this class.

 

Time: 10:00-4:00pm (Friday & Saturday) (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $150 (for two days)

 

Transparency Weaving – Light Work




 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor: Mike Patterson

If you have never seen transparency weaving, you have missed out! This form of tapestry weaving uses back lighting to enhance its’ beauty. Designs are transparent, letting light come through adding to the richness of texture. This weaving method is often used to create art that hangs as window treatment designs or to create artful room dividers. Using a spring loom students will weave a fine tapestry you can see through. This class will allow 1 hour of design time where students will be encouraged to create their own design to create the “cartoon” necessary for the weaving process. Students can bring in images for inspiration though there will be books and images available to help the process.

 

Time: 9:00 – 4:00pm (12 spaces)

Class Fee: $100

 

Saturdays:

Jan. 10, Jan. 17, Jan. 24

 & Feb 7, Feb. 21, Feb. 28, 2009

 

Needlepoint for Adult Beginners

Instructor: Shina Lyons

When: Saturdays - 10:30 - 12:30

This six week class will launch you into a new world of creativity!

Students will learn 15 different stitches and create a patchwork of stitch samples on the outer edges of a 12 x 12" canvas. The center portion of the piece will be used for creating your own design using the various stitches and patterns of your choice that you will learn in class. Completed pieces then can be turned into a pillow or wall hanging. 

This class includes stretcher frame, canvas, needles and the yarns needed to complete the  piece.

Fee: $200