- Woolpainting 202
March 13, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Sarazen AnYin
Skill Level: Beginner
In this class, you will learn how to take your woolpainting to the next level, either by following the kit and practicing detailed shading techniques to create dimension or working on your own design and asking questions on how to best realize your artistic vision in wool. You will learn advanced techniques of shading to create depth, how to use lustrous silks to create highlights, and short-staple wools for realistic shadows. By the time you’re done, you’ll know how to use varying shades of wool to create depth in a 2d picture, how to add reflection shading, how to work toward color harmony in your pictures and how use color families to make your high lights pop. Students who wish to use their own material have the option of working on their own design and get guidance on shading, color harmony, construction, using textures, and more. Let’s get started!
Please note *** A materials fee of $25 is included in the tuition.
Materials Kit includes:
Wools in all the shades necessary to reproduce the above painting
1 felting needle
1 bamboo skewer
1 felting block (foam or other material)
1 5” x 7” index card or other 5” x 7” rectangle to trace around
Something to mark the fabric, like tailor’s chalk, chalk, fabric marker, pencil, etc.
1 clean gardening glove for your non-dominant hand
A multi-needle felting tool (Optional) scrap fiber, yarn, fabric
About the Instructor:
Sarazen AnYin was born in Massachusetts, the child of North Eastern aristocracy and hardscrabble South Eastern mariners, Sarazen did most of her growing up in North Carolina right by the largest army base in the lower 48. While her toddler education included embroidery fit for any fine drawing-room, other parts of her day were spent knee-deep in questionable creek water catching fish and frogs. Her life has continued to be one of certain extremes, yet the thread of fiber craft took hold, winding a course through sewing, knitting, designing to her current passion, felting. Coupled with an English degree she’s put together her appreciation of nature, story, and fiber to create worlds from her imagination. Paired with her experiences raising four kids and living all over the country, her work reflects a fascination with authenticity, vulnerability, psychology, the complexity of reality, and the terrible beauty of nature itself. A member of the Foothills Craft Guild and the PA Guild of Craftsmen, she lives, surrounded by lush forests and the legacy of the Manhattan Project.