Event & Class Information
Sharon loves to share the skills she has learned with everyone.
Sharon offers a wide range of group and individual classes involving all the fiber art techniques she explores.
Below you will find a description of classes Sharon offers. Dates of upcoming classes are listed and Sharon is always open to providing classes on a special request basis.
Sharon also tries to keep her clients informed about other classes which are being offered by other instructors in the Okanagan.
Turn your cotton T-shirt into a rock-solid piece of art!
Paverpol is a water-based textile hardener that solidifies various kinds of natural materials, such as fabric, paper, other textiles into a rock-solid piece of art. Paverpol provides a practical approach to art.
You will learn how easy it is to work with Paverpol. You will take home an exclusive piece of art using a cotton T-shirt or other various fibres.
The best part is…You do not have to be an artist to make a one of a kind sculpture with Paverpol.
Botanical imprinting or is commonly referred to as eco-printing and is comprised of combing silk and/or silk & wool fabrics with any organic material.
Typically, any natural fibre such as: silk, wool, linen, cotton, are used to decorate with any organic material. What is used is nature’s windfalls, leaves, tropical and local flowers and stems. Sometimes onion skins, eucalyptus leaves, and black tea are used for its
tannins. Various mordant are used to steam the colour out of the vegetation, which permanently
fixes its colour or impression into the silk or wool.
In this class you will be learning how to use organic matter (rose leaves, onion skins, black tea, eucalyptus and various other leaves). We begin with a 100% silk habotai scarf. We then decorate our scarf with your choices of organic matter provided in the class. We then bundle the goodies in the scarf and cook the bundles for 2 hours. Once they are processed, we open the bundles and voila you have a beautiful one of a kind wearable eco-print scarf.
In this class you will be learning how to felt wool onto silk through a process called nuno-felting. Nuno-felting uses wool fibres and is layered onto various fabric, we will use silk to create the scarf. Once we complete the nuno-felt scarf we will immediately start decorating the scarf with all kinds of organic matter (rose leaves, onion skins, black tea and various eucalyptus). We bundle the goodies in the scarf and cook the bundles for 2 hours. Once they are processed, we open the bundles and voila you have a beautiful one of a kind wearable nuno-felted eco-print scarf.
FYI: Felting is a physical process. Please be aware if you have an acute injury or recently recovering from surgery (back, neck, shoulders, arms), this class may be to physical for you. We will be standing and bending for periods of time. We will be rolling and throwing our scarves. This can be physically challenging. We would love to see you when your injuries are all healed.