Nunofelt Workshop at Pacific Northwest Art School

adams_nunofelt3.jpgLeah Adams, a member of SDA in Washington, creates distinctive fiber art with handmade felt. Inspired by textures observed in the everyday world, from leaded windows to roof shingles, each piece is at once sculptural, functional and whimsical. Learning from methodical exploration and happy accidents, Leah feeds on ideas gathered from the small people working at her side, students in her workshops and accomplished artists working around the world. Leaving the doors to inspiration wide open, her art grows with each suggestion and comment made by those in her surroundings.


Leah offers classes at her Spark Studio in Ballard (Seattle.)  Looking for a special treat? How about a weekend of felting on Whidbey Island?
Nunofelt Basics – a two-day workshop at Pacific Northwest Art School
Coupeville, WA
April 26 & 27, 20149-4pm
$255, material fee $40, registration fee $15
Felting wool through a base fabric creates a new cloth, both warm and flexible and often with a puckered or ruffled texture. Nunofelt offers structure and support to a thin piece of felt, allowing a fabric that is lighter than would be possible with pure wool.
In this two day workshop, students will create several samples to understand the method and textures possible using this technique. Using these samples as a point of departure, they will create create a scarf, shrug or wrap.

Whidbey’s Pacific Northwest Art School to offer Sewing/Garment Design and Construction Program

Lovie Class mannekinPacific Northwest Art School (PNWAS) is pleased to announce a new program to add to its extensive fiber arts class offerings. Beginning this spring PNAWS will present classes taught by Fashion Institute of Technology-trained and SDA member Brenda Lovie. Lovie is known nationally for her work in the world of competitive ice-skating and dance performance. She’s also in demand as a maker of high-end couture garments for special events, weddings, and the performing arts. Lovie is a member of the Whidbey SDA chapter.


The new Sewing Program at PNWAS kicks off this spring with two linked classes. Other sewing classes such as Working with Fine Fabrics will be added to the schedule in the future.


Making a Flat Sewing Pattern from an Existing Garment

Website: under fiber program)

Time: 9-4, Saturday, March 15

Cost: $110

Cutting and Sewing a Garment from a Flat Paper Pattern

Website: (look under fiber program)

Lovie Class toolsDate/Time: 9-4, Saturday, March 22

Cost: $110


Brenda Lovie of Lovie Couture will be instructing the new sewing classes at the Pacific Northwest Art School

Brenda Lovie of Lovie Couture will be instructing the new sewing classes at the Pacific Northwest Art School



Your instructor, Brenda Lovie, the right brain of Lovie Couture, has been designing and making ice skating wear for over 20 years.  She is a member of SDA and a resident of Whidbey Island.

If you’ve been wondering what to do with that beautiful cloth you’ve created in another class or frustrated by using commercial patterns, these two classes will provide the logical next steps in the process of sewing a simple garment from a garment you already own. Register now as these classes will be limited to ten students.

The Pacific Northwest Art School is an Art School located on beautiful Whidbey Island in Washington State.  Each year they hold workshops and classes in Fiber Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, and Photography.

Study Surface Design with Jane Dunnewold

JaneWork directly with Jane Dunnewold in a 5-day workshop!  Three spots are  now open for this opportunity to learn mixed media techniques on textiles directly from the master.  Her workshop, “Surface Explorations” is at the Pacific NW Art Center on beautiful Whidbey Island from October 14th-18th.  Jane Dunnewold is the President of SDA, the creative genius behind Art Cloth Studios, and a well-know author.


Spend the week exploring a large subset of processes that can be used on paper and fabric – all of which should be in every mixed media artist’s toolbox.  These include photocopy solvent transfers, paper and metal leaf lamination, gilding, water media crayons, a French process called “devore'” – which literally “burns out” cellulose fiber when it is combined with synthetic paper or cloth, and the unexpected beauty of sanding into dry paint to generate gorgeous distressed surfaces.

HomePage1_lgFor more information,  registration, and the supply list go to:

Pacific Northwest Art School:  15 NW Birch St, Coupeville, WA 98239

For directions and lodging recommendations:

Meet SDA President Jane Dunnewold In Seattle – October 12th

This is a very exciting opportunity to meet Jane and to join forces with CQA members in the Pacific Northwest. The links in this post are not live. Please copy them and paste them into your browser.


Learn How to Make Felted Clothing with Tricia Stackle

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make beautiful felt clothing? Here’s you opportunity! There will be a nice mix of some surface design techniques sampling, pattern drafting, nuno-felting, pockets, skirts, tunics, and dyeing!! All located on the beautiful Whidbey Island!

To learn more, click HERE

Stackle Feltmaking Workshop