Dried Flower Wreaths
We will demonstrate and help you to create your own beautiful dried flower wreath, made from flowers grown on our very own farm. Think about color & texture while making a gorgeous wreath that will last for years!
Supply fee: $40 (we will provide wreath bases, wire, clippers, and dried flowers)
Create your own unique botanical printed scarf using locally grown plants! During this workshop you'll have an opportunity to learn about and experiment with pigment producing plants from Remembrance Farm in Trumansburg NY.
Come explore this fun, classic 70s craft and have a super retro project for your home. Pick from a variety of patterns including plant hangers, table runners, coasters, and whatever else we might choose. I will provide you with your tools and patterns! Supply fee $20 or $30 if you really go to town!
In nuno felting, fibers are felted to a fabric, we will use silk. In the fulling stage, when the fibers shrink a unique bubbly texture is created as the fabric is pulled in with the fibers. Nuno felting creates a beautifully textured thin lightweight drapable fabric with the wonderful qualities of the natural fibers used, typically silk and wool.
There will be two projects planned and many more that you can dream up and complete after these two. First, we will get our feet wet by making a fabric swatch, a large piece of silk decorated with roving on both sides. There are many variations and thoughts to design this fabric and how to use it. The focus will be on technique and color. Second, we will use what we have discovered with technique and color to make a long rectangular scarf. Even though the idea is simple, the process is fun, a tad wet/ messy, and the final product is brilliant. These are the gifts that are adored and wanted by everyone. The material is warm and wicks moisture. Its is versatile and strikingly gorgeous.
I will bring roving and locks. You may want to bring some of your own as well, to be sure you have the perfect color or enough for other projects after the two planned projects. I will be ordering two hemmed pieces of silk for the two planned projects. If you would like more, I will send participants links and we could possibly bulk order for discounts.
Please bring $20 / person for materials with you to the workshop.
Upcycling Wool Sweaters & Needle Felting!
Bring 2-3 felted wool sweaters. What a fun and easy way to make new treasures. Some of us got a little bit addicted to this craft, and may have scoured the east coast thrift shop universe for every wool sweater in sight! Start looking now--the woolier, the better (80% wool and up should felt). This is a self-guided workshop--veteran FLAIRinas can help get you started! Other supplies: scissors , embroidery thread, tapestry needles, buttons or other doodads.
Fine Silver Hoops (Sat AM)
Learn to form, forge, fuse and hammer fine silver wire into beautiful jewelry. You will have the option of embellishing with beads if desired. You will leave class with a pair of .999 silver earrings and a necklace on a silver-filled chain. Use of a butane torch for fusing is involved, but no previous jewelry making experience is required. Materials fee: $10.00
Patterned, Textured Earrings (Fri PM)
Learn to cut, add textures, pattern and color to copper sheet metal to make a pair of custom earrings. You will use metal shears, an embossing machine, heat gun and various coloring agents to create your very own design. Beads can also be added for a little extra FLAIR. You will leave class with a pair of copper earrings on sterling silver ear wires. No previous jewelry making experience needed. Materials fee: $7.00
Learn to create expressive paintings that emerge naturally. Our intuition will be the guide as we explore acrylic paint and collage. Images are born not forced and a true connection between mind and body will be translated onto your canvas. Discover hidden truths as you work through this intuitive process.
Graham is coming back! We will have TWO gourd workshops to ensure that everyone gets a chance to get their hands on some gourds and power tools! It will be a choose your own adventure this year--aka the Holey Gourd Buffet. Make a pendant lamp (dangling), a freestanding gourd globe light, or a nightlight or two!
Materials cost: $20 for lamps, $10 nightlights. Please bring goggles if you have them, and a dust mask. No need to buy these, I'll have extras.
This is a class for advanced beginner sewers who'd like to step it up a notch! Robin will guide us in creating a bag of your choice--she'll have a few options! Please start gathering scrap fabric...this could get interesting! If you register for this class, you will need to bring your sewing machine with you to FLAIR.
Fabric (we have a stash for the truly wild-n-crazy)
Extra sewing machine needles
cutting mat/straight edge if you've got one
Printmaking Making Mania
Sink your carvers into an inviting block of rubber and set yourself up for mass production of your designs. This workshop is great for beginners and more advanced print-makers. For those just starting - bring your design ideas - maybe print out some images that you like - and carve a beautiful block that can be used over and over to create paper prints or to embelish fabrics and clothes. For the more advanced printers out there, maybe you'd like to try your hand at two-color prints, where you create two blocks that accent each other!
Whatever your fancy, we'll have a great time turning ourselves into an obsessive print factory.
Supply Fee: $10
I will provide:
- newspaper and plastic tablecloths to protect tables and surfaces
- printing blocks - enough for everyone to do multiple designs
- brayers (for rolling out ink)
- block-printing (oil-based) ink that can be used for fabric or paper
- scrap fabrics
- books for inspiration
You should bring:
- design ideas (printed out or on your phone)
- clothes/linens you want to print on (underwear, t-shirts, yoga pants, curtains, pillow cases, bags...)