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SALT SPRING FELTING SCHOOL - Creating Art from Within 2019

A Happy New Year 2019 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




July 17 (Wed) Introduction to Feltmaking
July 31 (Wed) Introduction to Nuno Felting
August 21 - 22 (Wed - Thurs) Stripes & Colour - Fashioning Pattern Design in Nuno Felt
September 18 - 20 (Wed - Fri) Double Faced Nuno Felted Fabrics and Wrap Shawls
October 25 - 27 (Fri - Sun) Repetitive Markings on Silk for Nuno Felting
November 22 - 24 (Fri - Sun) Polka Dots & Circles - Fashioning Pattern Design in Nuno Felt
December 14, 15 (Sat, Sun) Open Studio for All Your Creations in Feltmaking



January 24 - 26 (Fri - Sun) Topic TBA
February 21 - 23 (Fri - Sun) Topic TBA
March 20 - 22 (Fri - Sun) Topic TBA
May 16 -17 (Sat - Sun) Topic TBA


Please contact Ulrieke for details and to register,



Pleated Fabric   Pleated Fabric Workshop

Double Faced Nuno Felt Wrap Shawls
A comprehensive introduction into layered and sandwiched Nuno felting techniques

Join me in this innovative workshop and create your unique piece(s) of wearable art.

We will use two different layers of transparent silk fabric and encase them with fine wisps of merino wool and other decorative elements in colour or monochromatic. This course invites further exploration in form of piecing and collaging different types of silks for additional texture and surface design. The shawl fabric can be framed with receding layers of silks.

I will guide you both technically and artistically through the process. All levels of experience in feltmaking, beginners to advanced, welcome.

September 18 - 20, Wednesday (10am - 4pm) - Friday (9am - 4pm)
$295 plus $14.75 GST and materials
Coffee, tea and goodies are included.

Pleated Fabric Workshop   Pleated Fabric



loop scarf   loop scarf

Fashioning Pattern Design in Nuno Felting

Stripe lovers rejoice!
Join me in this innovative workshop that focuses on the dynamics of colour and stripe design in silk and wool. Stripe pattern can be found all around us, in architecture, art, nature, and, of course, in fashion!
Stripes are one of the classic forms of design.

In this workshop we will explore stripe patterns in multiple colours. You will create a shawl, wrap, poncho, or fabric yardage and choose a stripe sequence with broad or fine lines, diagonal or V-shaped rhythmical stripes a la Missoni or a more wavy and irregular stripe pattern.

I will guide you through basic design processes for balance in composition and matching colour combinations.

We will use silk and finest merino wool for your personal light weight striped fashion accessory for all seasons.

Materials will be an additional cost to the workshop or you might like to  bring along your own.
Please contact me in advance about your plans. All levels of experience in feltmaking, beginners to advanced, welcome.

August 21 - 22 , Wednesday (10am - 5 pm) - Thursday (9 am - 4pm)
$295 plus $14.75 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