We're so lucky here at the Museum to have so many amazingly talented people in our orbit. Today I'd like to feature one of our Artisan Workshop instructors who is teaching a Wet Felting class this spring (soon!).
Christianna Ferguson grew up surrounded by a mother and grandmothers who were sewers and quilters, giving her an early appreciation for the love and hard work that goes into something handmade.
Although she always had an interest in textiles her first try at felting was through a workshop at her daughter’s Waldorf school more than a decade ago. She dabbled in felting and other artistic endeavours while raising her 3 children, but it was while living in Australia in 2012/2013 that her true experimentation with the art of felting took off.
Christianna will be moving into a new studio and teaching space in Lakefield this fall and her work were recently featured in Uppercase Magazine's publication ‘The Uppercase Compendium of Craft and Creativity’ (www.uppercasemagazine.com).
During the one-day workshop each participant will make their own inspired, unique, wearable scarf while learning from Christianna. She will share her process of using natural, raw materials and playing with colour, texture and patterns and walk you through the steps. You'll be choosing your colours, laying out your wool, and by adding soap and friction you'll create a fabulous work of art.