Sunday, January 17, 2016

Classes!




Welcome to the New Year!
Hoping to see you in class in 2016!



Dear Friends
I am constantly surprised by the rapidty with which the old year passes away and the new one is upon us. December just vanishes and here we are! A New Year! I quite like the idea of "new" things happening with adventrues to embark on - be they little or small.

With that sentiment in mind, I have set  myself the task of writing an online class as my first adventure for the year and hope to get it up and runnning soon!

In the meantime here are some dates of classes I will be holding through until May and if you have been wondering about takingt the plunge and doing something new, I hope to see you in the studio!

I will be in Berry , NSW in May and if you would like further details on the 2 workshops I am running, then just email me here


Whatever you set out to do in 2016 I hope you have enormous fun along the way
Love
Elizabeth
xx
Just before Christmas I released a new product called my "Sketchbook Panels!" I am really thrilled with the response and have decided to run some new classes using them.  The class fee includes a panel of your choice.
This is an opportunity to gain several techniques inlcuding embroidery, quilting, hand colouring and stencilling. Perfect for turning into a quilt, a wall hanging, journal covers and more I am really looking forward to seeing what people come up with!
They are also available at my etsy store.

 
Sketchbook Panels
2 weeks
10th and 17th February
In this 2 week class we will focus on how to turn a panel into a gorgeous piece of wall art. Techniques covered wll include quilting by hand and machine beading, stencilling, embroidery and more!  Your class fee includes one of my 17 new panels!

Design to Felt
3 weeks
13th 20th & 27th February
13th 20th 27th April
Have you ever wanted to start from scratch designing your own beautiful felts and textile pieces?  Then this may just be for you! You will create a set of your own designs using watercolours and inks on luscious watercolour paper from which one may be chosen to turn into your own felt masterpiece!
Perfect for the beginner or more experienced felter.

Funky Dolls!
2 weeks
19th & 26th February
11th & 18th March
Ahhh dolls - I just love making them! I hope you will too! Come along and create your own fabulous funky doll. In all the years I have been teaching this class there have been no two alike.

Beginners Felt
1 week
12th February
2nd April
Waiting to begin? Then this is definitely for you! Beginners Felt is great fun and you will be amazed at how gorgeous your felt will turn out.
 

Seamless Felt
1 week
19th March
30th April
Creating a seamless item is really amazing - there is no sign of sewing or construction it simply takes on a beautiful organic form.
Choose from a bag or doll or sculptural vase.

Nuno Techniques
2 weeks
5th & 12th March
16th and 23rd April
4th and 11th May
One of my most popular classes is nuno or fabric felt. Using silk and cotton and linen you can achieve some really stunning results. These 2 weeks involve 6-8 different samples. A great way to discover the many methods of achieving this gorgeous technique.

Patchwork Felt
3 weeks
15th 22nd 29th April
Patchwork felt is a study in colour and prefelts. A great range of prefelts are made which are then turned into a magnificent  patchwork of colours! Hand embroidery is also included with a study of stitches that can be used to enhance the design.

Felt Folio
5 week class
2nd 9th 16th 23rd & 30th March
Felt Folio is my longest running class! A great introduction to many felting techniques including prefelts, lace, nuno, collage and more!

Canvas and Felt
2 week class
7th and 14th May
Have some fun creating a gorgeous patterned felt and learn to use some wonderful watercolour crayons on canvas. Create your own set of fabulous faces.


All classes run from 10.00 until 1.00 pm

I am located in Springvale in Melbourne, Australia

I only take 4-6 students per class

Materials depend on the size of the project - a requirements list is sent upon enrolment but there is plenty of wool here if you need to purchase some.

PAYMENT: Payment can be made by direct deposit or through PayPal
            
All rolling mats, soap, nets are provided in class there is no need to bring your own!
For all classes please bring:
a couple of old towels,
a plastc bag to take home damp felt
camera
notebook and pen
pair of scissors

Group bookings are welcome and I am happy to travel interstate

Payments can be made through direct deposit or through PayPal

To make a booking please email me here






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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Stitching.....



Hi everyone!
I absolutely love stitching into felt. It is so easy and forgiving. In actual fact the felt is equally gorgeous as it is but it doesn't stand a chance when I have yummy threads to use.

Hope your holiday season has been a peaceful one

Love
ELizabeth
xxx

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!



Dear Friends
I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season and that you a factoring in some creative time too!

This doll was sent to a customer in America and I didn't want to post her here until I knew she had received her. There is such magic in a surprise!

So with that thought I hope that 2016 brings you many happy and wonderful surprises!

Love
Elizabeth
xx

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Merry Christmas!



Dear Friends,

Wishing you all a beautiful Christmas and holiday season and a wonderful 2016

Every best wish
Love from
Elizabeth
xx

Monday, December 21, 2015

Pages to Stitch!


Hi Everyone
I am so slack in writing to my lovely blog. New Year's Resolution - must post more!

Here is one of my sketchbook pages that I have had printed onto onto an eco cotton/linen. THe quality of the fabric is such that it will stand up to stitching or beading or applique or quilting - whatever takes your fancy! You could easily turn them into bag or bookcover or add to a quilt or simply just frame.

I have a whole series of them over at my etsy shop 
Wholesale orders are welcome.

I can hardly believe that Christmas is AT THE END OF THE WEEK!  I have only just got the tree up!  Every year I am quite determined to have it done in the first week of December and every year I fail! Oh well - better luck next year!

Lots of love
Elizabeth
xx

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

New classes for October and November!

ELIZABETH ARMSTRONG

FELT, WATERCOLOUR, PAPIER MACHE

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Classes: October & November

Dear Friends,
Classes at last! I am sorry it has taken so long for me to contact you with new dates.
I have been flat chat with interstate felting comitments a gorgeous trip to New Zealand and in between times working at 3 different schools. Everything does indeed, come at once!
I am so eager to get back into classes in the studio and I do hope you will join me.

Hoping to see you soon
With every best wish
Elizabeth
xxx

Papier Mache Figures and Felt
This is a fun mixed media workshop and I just love the two elements combined. These dolls have been very popular and so I am offering the class once again. If you prefer to create an animal instead that is fine too!
3 weeks
DATES:7th 14th and 21st October
PRICE: $180.00 + Materials   All tools available for use in class
Felting and Faces!
Learn to make a stunning piece of felt and gain confidence with face painting using watercolour pencils and crayons. Create some great mini works of art!
2 weeks
DATES: 28th October and 4th November
Patchwork Felt
A study in colour and prefelts. This is a fabulous opportunity to work with pattern and texture in felt. Each panel is quite large and would be ideal for a throw or wall hanging.
3 weeks
DATES: 6th, 13th and 20th November
Collage Birds!
I just adore making felt brids! Perfect for the beginner, you will learn how to felt as well as designing your own set of patterns to create your new feathered friends.
2 weeks
DATES: 11th and 18th November
Seamless felting
Ever wanted to tackle seamless felting - making something without any sewing up? This is a great opportunity to try your hand at a bag or doll or bowl.
1 week
DATES: 23rd  October  or  21st November
 
Beginners Felt
Not started yet? Felting is sich wonderful fun. In one morning you can make a stuinning piece of felt suitable for a bag, wall hanging,table mat, cushion cover......
1 week
DATES: 9th October or 14th November
Nuno Felt
Well what a dreamy way of felting. Featherweight felt indeed. Using silks and threads and fleece, create a stunning piece of wearable art or try a variety of methods in sample sized pieces.
1 week
DATES: 28th November     BOOKED OUT!
 
Felt Project Day
Have you got something in mind that you need a little help with? Perhaps a project to get started or one to finish. Then this might just be for you!
1 Week
DATES: 30th October or 25th November