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Nuno Felt Fabrics


SALT SPRING FELTING SCHOOL - Creating Art from Within 2018

A Happy New Year 2018 to you, wishing you a year of creativity and full self-expression in the arts and anything you do!

This spring I am holding workshops in my current studio on Cudmore Road and in Ganges, at ArtSpring, where you have lots of space for your projects. Classes for each workshop are small, a maximum of three persons in my studio (lucky You!) and no more than eight participants in the Artspring Gallery space. You will receive lots of attention and support for each of your creations in both set ups.

Since I am renting the workshop space at Artspring, I need to ask you to sign up as much in advance as possible to assure that the workshop is going to take place. Thank you for your cooperation.

All class fees include coffee, tea and goodies. You can register by phone, 250-537-1723, or by email. Please note that you can transfer funds via PayPal (ulrieke@ulriekebenner.com) or send an e-transfer to ulrieke@ulriekebenner.com.

Please call me with any questions you may have.

If you prefer, you can leave your car at home, and stay directly in Ganges and walk to the classes. I offer to pick you up from any of the 3 BC-Ferry terminals on the island!

A material list and workshop location will be sent to you after sign up.

I look forward to working with you!
— Ulrieke

I knew nothing about felting when I arrived and in three days I was able to make several fabulous pieces...Ulrieke's teaching and her extraordinary sense of colour and design resulted in coaching me to make unanticipated and delightful shapes for the hats I made...I can't wait to return for more fun and learning.
— Robert Steinbach




March 23
March 24 - 25
Fundamentals to Feltmaking
Pleated Fabrics - Surface Design Exploration in Nuno Felting
April 20 - 22 Loop Scarves & Shawls - Texture, Inlay and Lace
May 26 - 27 Pleated Fabrics - Surface Design Exploration in Nuno Felting
June 9 - 10 Scarves and Shawls in Nuno Felting - Texture, Inlay and Lace



Pleated Fabric   Pleated Fabric Workshop

Pleated Fabrics - Surface Design Exploration in Nuno Felting
A comprehensive introduction into pleated felt fabrics

Join me in this innovative workshop and create uniquely pleated felted textiles. Learn how to sculpture your felt fabrics by using several pleating and resist techniques. Explore the rich textural qualities that are possible with pleating, through sampling of a variety of techniques and processes.

This includes nuno felting with wool and pleated silk fabrics as a base and pleating and felting with prefelts and wool “using plastic resists”. Be casual or exact. Then use these skills in your personal artistic expression and colour choices. As a neckpiece, collar, boa, infinity scarf, or wrap.

This is a subject focused workshop that is suitable for any level of experience. I will guide you both technically and artistically through the process. Beginners to Advanced welcome.

May 26 - 27, Saturday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm
($270 plus GST before April 25)
$295 plus GST and materials
Coffee, tea and goodies are included.

Pleated Fabric Workshop   Pleated Fabric



loop scarf   loop scarf

Scarves and Shawls in Nuno Felting - Texture, Inlay and Lace
Beautiful felt creations wrapped around you

Experiment with surface design techniques in combination with base fabrics like cotton gauze, silks and fine linen. Create a whole new fashionable collection of lightweight felted neckwear, or just that one special piece! Big loop, little loop, fantasy shawl, from elegant to casual to wild and crazy! Let your imagination soar,

The possibilities are endless. It’s all about design, techniques and fun! Beginners to Advanced welcome.

June 9 - 10, Saturday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm
($270 plus GST before May 16)
$295 plus GST and materials

Coffee, tea and goodies are included.



Special Workshops

PRIVATE CUSTOMIZED WORKSHOPS IN MY STUDIO for up to three students, depending on class projects.

One or two days, 10.00am - 4.00pm, incl. a light lunch, coffee, tea and goodies.
Pamper yourself to a private felting class in the gorgeous setting of my studio on Salt Spring Island.

Immerse yourself in one of the felting techniques

Please inquire about details and reserve your spot.

Feel free to inquire about other possible dates for a studio workshop with me that would fit in your travel schedules.

I look forward to meeting and to working with you soon! - Ulrieke

P.S. Have Your Bars Run while you are here and book an appointment for a Bars session.
All of Life Comes to Me with Ease & Joy & Glory.



Phone 250-537-1723 or email Ulrieke to register.

Workshop Deposit and Payment Fees:
At time of registration a non-refundable deposit of $150 is required. The balance of the workshop fee is due 30 days prior to the first day of the session.

You can now transfer funds to us using PayPal (ulrieke@ulriekebenner.com) or send an e-transfer to ulrieke@ulriekebenner.com.

Workshop Cancellation Policy:
Ulrieke Benner – Art You Wear makes a substantial investment when planning a class, and vacancies can be hard to fill even if there is a waiting list. All workshop deposits are non-refundable. Balance of the workshop fee is due 30 days prior to the start of each course. Cancellations received 30 days or less before the beginning of a class, will be refunded only if we can fill your spot.

If the workshop is cancelled for any reason by UB – Art You Wear, all fees will be refunded. UB – Art You Wear cannot be responsible for non-refundable travel or accommodation costs.


Nuno Felted Shawls and Fabrics Workshop



Felting Workshop 2009



Nuno Felted Shawls and Fabrics Workshop    Nuno Felted Shawls and Fabrics Workshop