26-4506. Crafting Fine Felt: An Introduction
February 4th to March 3rd, 2024
Sundays, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Materials Fee: $90 included with registration
Class minimum: 4 students
Class maximum: 8 students
No experience necessary
Registration closes January 25th, 2024
2 spots taken, 6 spots remaining.
6 spots remaining
Once you add to cart, your spot will be held for 10 minutes, giving you time to complete your checkout.
After taking this workshop series you will have, not only a deep understanding of wet felting, but a better sense of the textiles you choose to bring into your life.
Location: Multipurpose Studio
The Centre for Craft’s Multipurpose Studio is located in the same building as the Mary E. Black Gallery at 1061 Marginal Road, Suite #140, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Additional location Description: We are located in the Halifax Seaport between Pier 21 and the NEW Farmer’s Market. There is a train car in front of our main entrance.
Weather-Related Closure Policy:
For weather-related closures, students will be notified of updates via email 3 hours in advance of the class start time.
If it is less than 3 hours before a class is scheduled to start, the students will be notified by email and over the phone.
Please review the above information and contact us as soon as possible if it is necessary to cancel or make changes.
- Cancellations with 7 or more business days notice can receive a full refund.
- Cancellations with 4-6 business days notice will only be issued a 75% refund.
- Cancellations with 1-3 business days before the first day of class will result in a 50% refund.
- No shows and cancellations less than 1 business day before will result in charges of the FULL class fee and are NOT eligible for any refund.
For a list of all our policies, please visit: https://craftcourses.ca/protocols-policies/
Elise Campbell is a textile artist and educator based just outside K’jipuktuk in Stillwater Lake, Nova Scotia. She comes from converging lines of settler and mixed ancestry with a history of industrious, creative and homesteading families. Having lived on both the Pacific and Atlantic sides of Canada, her work is heavily influenced by oceanic life and the use of sustainable materials.
The versatility and circularity of wool is what draws Elise to fibre as a creative medium. She works with wool, silk, and other natural fibres in the technique of felting to create sculptural and wearable art that celebrates ecology and the human condition. She uses dye, resists, and her hands to create fabric and sculptures that tell stories of ecological movement, environmental stress, and the spectrum of emotion. Her work is inspired by the shapes and colours found in nature, and aims to recognize and showcase flora, fauna and fungi on a large (macro) scale.
Her focus in felting is to push wool as a medium to create connections through texture, drape and form. Elise’s works are primarily no-sew – created seamless – and shaped to construction by the physical manipulation and intentional shrinkage of her handmade fabrics. Her work has been supported by grants from Canada Council for the Arts and the Robert Pope Foundation and she completed an artist residency in Chester in Spring of 2022. Her pieces have been exhibited in galleries in Nova Scotia and British Columbia, and her work has been awarded Distinguished Artist, Best Emerging Artist and People’s Choice Award.