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 :)
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.
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:
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 :)
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:
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...
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...
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:
I'll be asking you to:
If you think this is something that might interest you, you'll have to act fast, since:
Coming to you from a locked down Lisbon. Can’t lie. Not feeling great. And I’m guessing you may not be feeling great either.
But it’s time to… I nearly said ‘react’. Instead, it’s time to act. I’ve started going for a jog in the morning again. And I’m slowly getting back to a routine, as normal as possible.
Meanwhile, I’ve been working on something that I promised you a long time ago: the Wet Felted Hats Masterclass. It’s ready and I’m now testing all the connections and technical stuff that must be in place to make things work smoothly. If you haven’t had the chance to see what it’s about, here’s the link to check it out.
If all the tests I’m doing go well (and I’m expecting they do), it’ll be available for you to buy from January 30th (next Saturday) to February 5th. The course will then be accessible from February 6th and...
If you’ve followed my work for some time, you’ll know that something I constantly mention is how I like to teach in a way that empowers you to develop your style and explore your creativity.
I see no point in just showing you how to felt an object. When I’m developing my courses, my goal is always to go into the details and the reasons why I’m using a particular technique. That way, you can apply what you’ve learnt in a different project, so you’re free to develop your own designs. That allows you to grow way beyond the methods taught in a tutorial.
That’s one of the reasons I was so happy when I got an email from Audrey Petzold a couple of weeks ago. Audrey bought the tutorial “Felt Food – Fruit” last April and she wanted to know if the basic procedures I used for making the toy fruits could be scaled up to make life size fruits.
I told Audrey it was perfectly possible, and that she just had to make sure that the inner...