Workshops

Nancy Ballesteros, creative director and founder of Treetops Colour Harmonies, has found time in her busy schedule to start teaching again. Below are some of the dates and contact information for confirmed workshops. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact her nancy@treetopscolours.com.au.

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

Natural Rhythms Infinity Loop (single and double) and Infinity Poncho – 4 or 5 day Workshop

Create a superfine nuno felted Infinity Loop (either single or double loops) or design a versatile Infinity Poncho. Discover how to apply Fibonacci’s Design Principles. Learn Nancy’s exciting new method for designing with ‘wet wool’- an amazing technique for creating both linear and rhythmical organic patterns. Explore some practical ideas for applying Colour Theory. For more information and to view photos of designs see: Natural Rhythms Infinity Loops and Infinity Poncho.pdf

https://vimeo.com/345159965
Video by Beth Marx: Natural Rhythms Infinity Loop and Infinity Poncho workshop
Los Angles, USA June 2019

Natural Rhythms Wraps with optional Hidden Sash Loop – 4 or 5 day workshop

Create a superfine nuno felted Natural Rhythms Wrap. You can choose to add a hidden loop in the sash which offers fun options for how you can wear it. Discover how to apply Fibonacci’s Design Principles. Learn Nancy’s exciting new method for designing with ‘wet wool’- an amazing technique for creating both linear and rhythmical organic patterns. Explore some practical ideas for applying Colour Theory. For more information and to view photos of design see: Natural Rhythms Wraps with option Hidden Loop.pdf

Natural Rhythms Structured Linear Wrap with hidden loop
Natural Rhythms Rhythmical Organic Wrap

Natural Rhythms Kimono Poncho – 4 or 5 day Workshop

Create a superfine nuno felted Natural Rhythms Kimono Poncho. Discover how to apply Fibonacci’s Design Principles. Learn Nancy’s exciting new method for designing with ‘wet wool’- an amazing technique for creating both linear and rhythmical organic patterns. Explore some practical ideas for applying Colour Theory. Students can choose to design with either structured linear lines or more rhythmical and organic patterns. You will have a choice of creating either a Silk fabric collar or a felted collar. Very basic sewing skills will be needed. For more information and to view photos of designs see: Natural Rhythms Kimono Poncho by Nancy.pdf

Developing a Sample Library of Natural Rhythms – 2 or 3 day Workshop

Exploratory sample workshop. Discover how to apply Fibonacci’s Design Principles. Learn Nancy’s exciting new method for designing with ‘wet wool’ – an amazing technique for creating both linear and rhythmical patterns. Explore a few practical ideas for applying Colour Theory.  For more information: Developing a Sample Library of Natural Rhythms.pdf

Natural Rhythms Sequences for Scarves – 2 1/2 or 3 day workshop

Create a nuno felted scarf with linear or rhythmical patterns. Discover how to apply Fibonacci’s Design Principles. Learn Nancy’s exciting new method for designing with ‘wet wool’. Explore a few practical ideas for applying Colour Theory. For more information: Natural Rhythms Scarves.pdf

 

Shifting Shapes | Couture Designs with Silk Hankies – 4 or 5 day Workshop

Tired of struggling with Silk Hankies? Learn a unique technique for designing entire surfaces with Silk Hankies.  A myriad of garment shapes are on offer including shifts, aprons and tunics. For more information: Shifting Shapes.pdf

Hanky Panky Scarves – Playing Around with Silk Hankies – 2 day Workshop

This scarf workshop is aimed at conquering how to use Silk Hankies in an easy and creative manner. For more information: Hanky Panky Scarves.pdf

Nuno Bead Meditation – 2 1/2 or 3 day Workshop

There is something especially wonderful about concentrating on one small intimate object at a time. Slowly recognizing the path you will take to release its beauty, to create something really unique. Each bead has this potential to be seduced out by the slow methodical meditation of creation. Hand stitching felted fabrics cultivates our creative spirit. In this class we will be digging into our fabric stashes to find exotic and unusual fabrics to nuno felt into a mosaic – I call this ‘extreme felting’ – there is hardly anything we can’t felt! This mosaic will form the basis from which our beads will emerge. For more information: Nuno Bead Meditation.pdf

ALL 2020 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

UK/IRELAND WORKSHOP DATES for 2020 

PLEASE NOTE : To attend the IFA workshops you will need to be a member of the International Feltmakers Association. To join Click here.

25-26 April, 2020. Dublin, Ireland. Developing a Sample Library of Natural Rhythms. Contact: Maureen Cromer at mmcromer@gmail.com

1-3 May, 2020. IFA Region 7, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. Developing a Sample Library of Natural RhythmsContact: Gay MacBeth at gjmacb@gmail.com

7-8 May, 2020. IFA Region 4, London, AGM workshop for International Feltmakers Association. Hanky Panky Scarves – playing around with Silk Hankies workshopContact: Cathy Unwin at cathy.unwin76@ntlworld.com.

15-17 May, 2020. IFA Region 2, New Forest, UK. Developing a Sample Library of Natural Rhythms. Contact: Chris Lines at feltmakers.region2@gmail.com

23-26 May, 2020. Felt in the Factory, Herefordshire, UK. Natural RhythmsKimono Poncho. A 4-day garment workshop. Contact: Kathie Barrs at kathiebarrs@hotmail.com.

29-31 May, 2020. IFA Region 1, Exeter, UK. Natural Rhythm Sequence for ScarvesContact: Belinda DeLany at belindajdelany@gmail.com.

4-6 June, 2020. IFA Region 11, Maccleafield, Cheshire, UK. Developing a Sample Library of Natural RhythmsContact: Alison Rose at alis0nrose@hotmail.co.uk

9-11 June, 2020. IFA Region 10, The Old Mill Limited, Skeeby, Richmond, North Yorkshire, UK.  A three day residential workshop: Natural Rhythm Sequence for ScarvesContact: Jane Mercer at jane_mercer@hotmail.co.uk.

13-14 June, IFA 2020. Region 10, Knayton Village, North Yorkshire, UK. Developing a Sample Library of Natural Rhythms. Jane Mercer at jane_mercer@hotmail.co.uk.

USA/CANADA WORKSHOP DATES for 2020

4th Sunday afternoon – Tues 6th Oct, 2020. Hanky Panky Scarves- playing around with Silk Hankies, 2 1/2 day workshop. Contact: Becky, Art Loft Oklahoma, Guthrie, Oklahoma. email: artloftok@gmail.com. Phone: (405) 822-0366

7th Oct Wed evening – Sunday 11 Oct, 2020. Natural Rhythms – Infinity Wrap/Poncho, 4 1/2 day workshop. Contact: Becky, Art Loft Oklahoma, Guthrie, Oklahoma. email: artloftok@gmail.com. Phone: (405) 822-0366

15th -18th Oct, 2020. Natural Rhythms – Kimono Poncho 4-day workshop. Contact: Jennifer Bencharsky, Newberg, Oregon. www.feltingartacademy.com, email: info@feltingart.com. Phone: (971) 264-9333

22nd-23 Oct, 2020. Developing a Sample Library of Natural Rhythms, 2-day workshop. Contact: Jennifer Hoag, Williston, Vermont. www.northeastfiberarts.com, email: northeastfiberarts@gmail.com. Phone: (802) 288-8081

24-25 Oct, 2020. Natural Rhythm Sequence for Scarves 2-day workshop. Contact: Jennifer Hoag, Williston, Vermont. www.northeastfiberarts.com, email: northeastfiberarts@gmail.com. Phone: (802) 288-8081

31st Oct – 4th Nov, 2020. Shifting Shapes | Couture Designs with Silk Hankies 4-day workshop. Contact: Lesley Snyder, Picton, Ontario, Canada. www.rosehavenyarn.com , email: knit@rosehavenyarn.com. Phone: 613.476.9092

2019 WORKSHOP DATES

19-24 May 2019. Meditative Adornment – A Textile Maker’s Retreat to BaliUbud, Bali, Indonesia. For more details Click Here. – ONLY ONE PLACE LEFT

31 May- 3 June 2019.  4-day Natural Rhythms workshop, Rosehaven Yarn Shop, Picton, Ontario, Canada. Contact Lesley Snyder for details at knit@rosehavenyarn.com or www.rosehavenyarn.com SEVERAL PLACES LEFT

6-7 June, 2019. 2-day Nuno Bead Meditation workshop, LuckyStone Studio, Glen Falls, New York, USA. Contact Robin Blackney-Carlson for details at robinbcson@gmail.com or www.luckystonestudio.com  SEVERAL PLACES LEFT

8-9 June, 2019. 2-day Developing a Sample Library of Natural Rhythms workshop,  LuckyStone Studio, Glen Falls, New York, USA. Contact Robin Blackney-Carlson for details at robinbcson@gmail.com or www.luckystonestudio.com – FULL

20-21 June, 2019 2-day Developing a Sample Library of Natural Rhythms   workshop, Eureka Srpings, Arkansas, USA. Contact Edwige Denyszyn for details Edwigedenyszyn@gmail.com. – FULL with Waiting List

24-28 June, 2019. 5-day Natural Rhythms workshop, Los Angles, California, USA. Contact Beth Marx for details at bethmarxstudio907@gmail.com or www.studio907.com – FULL with Waiting List

2,3 & 5 July, 2019. 2-day Developing a Sample Library of Natural Rhythms workshop, Tuscon, Arizona, USA. Contact www.spiritedhandsstudio.com. – FULL 

WORKSHOP DATES for 2018

21 April 2018. Nine ways to Lay-out Wool. Free demo held at FeltWest, Craft House, Menora, Western Australia. More more info go to: www.feltwest.org.au.

4-6 May 2018. Nuno Bead Meditation, FeltWest, Craft House, Menora, Western Australia. For more details and sign up go to: www.feltwest.org.au or Click Here

22 June 2018. Silk Papermaking, Art Loft Oklahoma, Guthrie, Oklahoma, USA. For more details and sign up contact: artloftok@gmail.com.

23 June 2018. Exploring the World of Nuno Felting, Art Loft Oklahoma, Guthrie, Oklahoma, USA. For more details and sign up contact: artloftok@gmail.com.

24 June 2018. Nuno Felted Scarf, Art Loft Oklahoma, Guthrie, Oklahoma, USA. For more details and sign up contact: artloftok@gmail.com.

4-5 August 2018. Sensational Stripe & Colour Sequences for Fashion & Interiors.  Bunbury Felting Group, Bunbury, Western Australia. For more details contact: bunburyfelters.workshops@gmail.com

28-30 Sept 2018. Natural Rhythms in ColourCraft House, Menora (Perth), Western Australia. This is a three day workshop which includes practical Colour Therory. We will be creating a Single or Double Infinity scarf or wrap. Contact: nancy@treetopscolours.com.au for further information and to sign up.