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Enrollment For Felted Flower Jewelry & Hair Accessories Now Open

Sep 25, 2021

The NEW online course "Felted Flower Jewelry & Hair Accessories" is now open for registration.

The class begins next Saturday and has a duration of 2 weeks. As usual, you have lifetime access to the course, including all updates, with no extra charge.

If it sounds interesting to you, just click the links to access the details and sign up.

Have any questions? Send me an email and tell me what's on your mind :)

Talk soon!

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NEW Online Wet Felting Class - Flower Jewelry & Hair Accessories

Sep 24, 2021

After finally relaxing from the experience of confinement and COVID, I returned to work at the beginning of September. My 2 weeks break took me to the Camino de Santiago - the Camino Frances - where I was surrounded by Nature and quiet.

Maybe that's what made me want to start felting flowers again :) So, I picked up some of my short video workshops and did a total makeover, converting them into a NEW flower jewelry and hair accessories course.

I had lots of fun exploring shape and color, and I created very simple, as well as more sophisticated flowers.

If you find this an interesting topic, I invite you to take a look at the class details. Registration opens tomorrow, September 25th. The course starts on October 2nd and has the duration of 2 weeks.

Feel free to respond to this email if you have any questions.

Talk soon!

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NEW Online Wet Felting Class - Baby Booties & Jacket

Jul 16, 2021

If you're following my Instagram account, you know that I've been sharing photos of my new baby items for some time :)

The idea of creating more felted pieces for kids has been on my mind for long. I just think it's the perfect medium for babies: soft wool and silk, natural non-toxic fibers, environmentally friendly materials, washable and long lasting products. Just perfect!

In the past I've created workshops on baby hats, play food and - one of my best sellers - baby booties. I wanted to expand this collection with more complex pieces that could also allow me to work with more advanced felting techniques. And that's what I've been preparing for the last couple of months: an online course on how to wet felt your baby's booties and jackets.

This is a 3-week, step-by-step video course, that walks you through all you need to know to felt your baby's booties and jackets in 3 different sizes, 3 design variations and 3 felting techniques. It includes:

  • Booties' downloadable pattern in 3...
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Enrollment For The Masterclass Now Open

May 15, 2021
 

The enrollment for the Wet Felted Hats Masterclass is now open. It'll be available from May 15th to May 19th.

If you want to master the details of felting hats, this is the moment to enroll in the course, since it'll be the last time I'll be offering it in 2021.

Do you have questions about the class? Send me an email to [email protected]

Talk soon!

Vanda

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Enrollment For The Masterclass Starts Tomorrow

May 14, 2021

Just wanted to let you know you can enroll for the Wet Felted Hats Masterclass from May 15th to May 19th.

The course will start May 22nd and will have a duration of 8 weeks.

If you've been wanting to improve your hat felting skills, stay tuned for the details tomorrow :)

Talk soon!

Vanda

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Wet Felted Hats Masterclass – Enrollment Starting In A Few Days

May 12, 2021
 

As you might know, I created a new course recently: the Wet Felted Hats Masterclass for all of you who’d like to refine your hat making skills.

There was a first edition in February/March, which I launched as a test course. I had built a base structure and invited people to join as Founding Members to help me fully develop the best class possible. So, it grew considerably, since I added new modules, videos and other resources. And now it’s ready for the second edition.

The enrollment will start in a few days, so I wanted to let you know what the Masterclass now looks like.

 

This next edition will include a total of 9 modules, walking you through:

  • How to draw your own patterns with the right size
  • How to modify the base patterns to create new hat shapes
  • How to felt ANY hat WITHOUT a hat block
  • How to felt a hat WITH a hat block
  • How to create the perfect brim
  • How to lay the wool so that you don't have to cut the brim
  • How to embellish the hat surface with nuno felt
  • How...
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Something I Wish I Knew When I Started Felting

Apr 15, 2021

When I first started wet felting, there where no YouTube videos and barely any books on the subject. I bought everything I could get my hands on and started experimenting. But most things on the market were very simple. So, for the most part, I learnt through trial and error.

One of the topics that nobody was going into in detail was the correct laying of the wool fibers. And, as I see it, that’s probably the most important thing you can learn about in wet felting. Sure, you do get felt no matter how well you lay your wool. But how good is your felt then?

This becomes more important if your piece needs a fair amount of shaping or if you’re making clothes, which need to adapt to your body.

So, what is the correct way to lay wool fibers?

First of all, wool for wet felting should be laid according to the shape of the piece. Let me use the example of a circular piece, like a beret. Would you lay your wool like this?

 

Well, you could. As I was saying, you will get a...

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The Felted Hats Masterclass Has Grown

Mar 12, 2021

After nearly 4 weeks of the Wet Felted Hats Masterclass, the course has grown considerably.

I’ve been creating short online felting courses since 2016 but planning a masterclass with the goal to cover all the possible challenges you might have when felting a classic hat, drawing patterns with the right measures, and expanding beyond the hats in the course is an entirely different story.

In short, I had never done anything this big. So, I knew it would be a challenge for me. But I love challenges…

This is also the reason it made sense to make it a sort of a “trial” edition: the members invest considerably less than they would in the regular edition, and they get to help me finish building the course. And they know they had a big role to play in the final product.

I have to admit I felt a bit nervous at first. I’m a perfectionist, so I don’t feel comfortable delivering an “unfinished” product. But I’m so happy I decided to do...

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Wet Felted Hats Masterclass – The Cart Is Open!

Feb 06, 2021

It's oficial!!!

The cart is now open for the SPECIAL EDITION of the Wet Felted Hats Masterclass.

If you're interested in becoming a FOUNDING MEMBER, it's as easy as clicking the image below. It will take you to a page with all the information about the course. Just follow the instructions from there.

 

With this edition of the Masterclass you'll get:

  • the EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY to help shape this course
  • to be part of a Facebook group designed for this edition only
  • a ONE-TIME OFFER of 50% OFF the price the course will cost when it's available again.

I'll be asking you to:

  • have the available time to go through the modules every week, as well as review them
  • bear with me if we have any technical challenges
  • and tell me how I can make your whole experience better.

If you think this is something that might interest you, you'll have to act fast, since:

  • the cart will be open for 7...
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Wet Felted Hats Masterclass – Answering your questions

Jan 29, 2021
 

Two questions have come up about the Hats Masterclass: how long the modules are and the price of the course

You might be wondering the same, so let me tell you a bit more about this.

To give you a better idea of each module, here’s a short video (above) that allows you to view the course content.

 

Most of the course videos are relatively short. The longer ones are around 15-20 minutes (usually the ones about the wool layout and the fulling phase). If you’ve watched my free videos or bought my felting tutorials, you know I cut out all the repetitions, as well as speed up some parts, to avoid making the lessons boring for you and making the videos too long. I make sure I keep the important bits

Where it makes sense, the course also includes complementary resources in PDF format for you to download.

 

Please note that you’ll have lifetime access to the Masterclass. That means that, even when I upgrade the course, add new videos and tutorials, ...

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