Meet the Instructors
Leah Wilson: Kootenay Lake, B.C. (Amazing Felted Fibre Arts)
25 years of fine art exhibitions featuring her colorful & energetic acrylic paintings & ink designs. 7 Years of Needle Felting 2D & 3D Fibre Art.
“As an artist it is always important to me to create something amazing that others feel captivated by: to experience an emotional connection with the art, to feel something unique & worth sharing.”
“Fibre is a remarkable tactile & gentle medium, it has an ancient & inspiring feeling, our minds and hands naturally take to creating with it.”
Teaching needle felted fibre 2D & 3D Art-
“When I teach, it is all about creating a fun and inspiring learning environment, with lots of hands on instruction & encouragement.
“I love using a technique called the “ah ha!” moment, that often finds participants successful at making something amazing with their own hands.
“Artist Secrets revealed”
Andrea Revoy - Ceramic Artist and Fibre Junkie
I am a ceramic artist, fibre dyer, spinner and weaver. Whew!
I have been a professional ceramic artist for 7 years and I primarily hand-build with a bit of wheel work thrown in to the mix. I am alway attracted to making whimsical, colourful things full of patterns and textures but could also have a rough edge to them. In my sculptural work, I like things that tell a story, whether real or imagined, that makes me laugh. I feel that life is too short to be too serious.
Along with being obsessed with clay, I have become captivated with wool straight from sheep and have found ways of artfully incorporating it into my clay work. After washing and dyeing the fleece, I then spin it into a yarn that conventional knitters have no idea what to do with but wish they did.
These embellishments of soft wool compliment the hard ceramic, allowing them to coexist in a unique and interesting way.
Squishy, fluffy, and soft,
in a bowl, on your head,
or wrapped around your neck,
Yarn makes life beautiful
Carmen Ditzler, Fibre Arts Creator & Teacher
Carmen is passionate about all things fibre arts related but in particular with wet felting. She finds the combination of wool, water, soap and hands has infinite possibilities in felt and is continuously fascinating.
Carmen has been making felt for seven years and taken classes from internationally known felt makers such as Lyn Pflugeur, Marjolien Dalinga, Fiona Duthie, Andrea Graham, Marie Friese and Melissa Arnold.
Students refer to her as a funny, engaging, patient and skilled teacher. You can see some of her work at www.carmenditzler.com