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The Felted Landscape Workshop

January 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Working from a scenic photograph as a reference, participants in this class will learn to use the softest of materials, wool roving, as if it were paint, and manipulate a special barbed needle to create a felted landscape on a backing of raw silk.  Participants may bring their own 8 x 10 landscape photographs, or use one provided by the instructor.

Teaching artist, Diane Cadrain, uses fiber to create images that combine fragility with strength and the evanescent with the eternal. Her work includes hand-painted fabric, felted fibers, machine piecing and quilting, hand embroidery, and knitted embellishments, and beading.

Diane is recently retired from work as a lawyer and freelance writer specializing in employment law topics, but she has been sewing all her life, starting with hand embroidery as taught by her grandmother at home in Hamden, CT. The Hamden public school system taught Diane machine sewing, and with that skill, she proceeded to construct her own clothes and costumes. As a law student at Georgetown University Law Center, she learned to knit, and later, in her early 30s, as a new mother, Diane began a journey of experimentation in the fiber arts, and that journey continues.

Fee: $60 per person. Material fee $20 paid to the instructor, Members save $6

Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook CT




January 28, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Contact Us

    Essex Board of Trade, Inc., P.O. Box 322
    Essex, CT 06426 or email Info@EssexCT.com