Masters of the Craft - Laurie Stefler
Laurie Steffler is an accomplished Canadian textile artist, felt fashion designer, and instructor whose passion for texture, colour layering, dyeing, resists, new felting innovations and the sculptural possibilities in felt replaced her paint palette in 1986. She loves to work with merino wool, silk fabrics, exotic fibres, dyes, and her own prefelts. Every year she designs a new felt fashion line of hats, scarves, and garments as well as carrying her original favorites for her annual Xmas Craft Show Tour. She travels to teaching engagements and holds her Annual Summer Felt Retreat on Salt Spring Island, BC. Her students appreciate her 30 years of extensive felting knowledge and the stories she shares through that experience. She uses many tricks to make felting an easier and quicker process so that her students have lots of design time and their work is completed in class. Visit her online atsaltspringfiberadventures.com
Laurie is well known in western Canada for her Nuno felting. She routinely presents her textiles for sale at craft fairs. If you have always wanted to learn more about felting generally and Nuno felting (applying wool to a silk foundation) in particular, this two day workshop is for you. Her seminars will look at specific effects: Felted Lace, Felted Cord for Embellishment, Sculptural Felt. Classes are small and hand's on.