Workshops

NEW!! Spring Workshops

May 26-27, 2022

Ottawa School of Art - Orleans campus

Textile Arts: Eco-Printing on Felted Wool

In this 2-day fibre-art workshop, you will learn two new skills: How to eco-print with plant materials onto pieces of felt you will make; and how to make a piece of flat felt from animal fibres, i.e., white wool. On Day 1, participants will make three or four small flat wool squares or rectangles for experimenting with eco-printing. You will learn the difference between animal and cellulose fibres, and the different ways to prepare these fabrics for eco-printing. On Day 2, you will experiment with laying out different types of botanicals to print onto your wool samples.

Most materials for this workshop are provided, however, some materials, including tools will need to be supplied by the participant. Please reach out to us if you have any questions about eco-printing! Start collecting your spring flowers now - including dandelions!

Cost: $195

Small materials fee for wool

Registration: osao.info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 580-2765 |


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Pontiac School of the Arts - Stone School Gallery

Portage du Fort

Felted Wall Hanging - June 13, 14, 15

Participants will learn how to create a personal, bas-relief aerial map of the Pontiac using felt, plastic resists, scissors and other tools.

The objective of the workshop is to better connect participants to their local history, culture, geography, and nature of the Pontiac region. Drawing our inspiration from images of ancient artifacts, aerial maps, and photos available from local historical, cultural and heritage groups, participants will create a personalized “map” of the Pontiac.

Using an assortment of fibres, e.g. alpaca and sheep wool, cellulose (linen/hemp), paper and the mediums of wet-felting, hand-stitching, and easy embroidery, participants will create a bas-relief map: when finished (approximately 20” wide x 24” long/ 50.8cm x 61cm) that connects their personal history and/or location to that of the Pontiac region.

Individuals interested in taking this workshop could include artists concerned about sustainable art-making, those who enjoy wet-felting, making collages, low reliefs (bas-relief), tracing, stitching and needlework, as well as members of the general population who are curious about local history, maps, archaeology, nature, boats, fishing, and river development including transportation.

Cost: Member: $ 260.00

Cost: non-Member: $ 290.00

Duration of the course: 3 days, 9 am – 4 pm.

Student Level: beginner / intermediate

Maximum Number of participants: 6

Language: English and French

Registration: https://artpontiac.com/en/category/course-2022/







Winter Workshops 2022

Ottawa School of Art- Orleans Campus

Textile Arts: Felted Cuffs with Wool and Other Eco-Fibres | All Levels | Friday, Feb 4 | 9:30am-4:30pm

Price: $170

Teeth chattering? Winter blahs? Want to have some fun? Join me for the day to make easy and fashionable wrist cuffs with ecological fibres like bamboo, hemp and wool. Sustainable fashion and warmth too - your whole body will thank you!

Note: Materials for this workshop are included in the price.

A few tools need to be supplied by the participant:

Materials List (provided by participants)

2 pieces of fresh bubble wrap (24” x 24”)

2 old regular sized towels – larger than 24” x 24”

2 old hand towels

2 medium-sized bowls – one for water; one for fibres

Embellishments: yarns, beads, old jewelry (optional)

‘Ball brause sprinkler’ for wet felting (optional -can be purchased on Etsy), or a spray bottle

Ecological dish soap or olive/goat milk hand soap


Registration: info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 241-7471 osao.info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 580-2765 |


Ottawa School of Art- Orleans Campus

Textile Arts: Valentines Cards | Friday Feb 11 | 9:00am-1:00pm

Price: $125

Join us for this half-day workshop and see what lace, ecological fibres, and specialty papers can do to make unique cards. No violin cases will be required for the creation of these beautiful, artistic (unsentimental) Valentine’s cards!


Note: Materials for this workshop are included in the price.

A few tools need to be supplied by the participant:


Materials List (provided by participants)


Scissors, ruler, glue stick


Sewing/darning needles and threads(to sew work to the card instead of gluing)


Embellishments, e.g. recycled yarns, small patches of textiles, beads, buttons, ribbon, twine (Dollar Store finds or Value Village finds), etc.


Colour pens (optional)

Registration: info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 241-7471 osao.info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 580-2765 |


Fall Workshops 2021

Fibre Art: Felted Wool Cards/ OTTAWA SCHOOL OF ART

Friday, October 1, 2021

9:30am-4:30pm | $100 | All levels |

In this 1-day fibre-art workshop, you will learn to needle-felt simple, colourful abstract shapes, or your favourite scene, and attach it to white or black card stock with either glue or needle & thread to create unique and personal cards. Explore the brilliant colour and texture of wool, and learn to express yourself in natural fibres!

Note: Most materials will be provided, however, a few materials and tools need to be supplied by the participant:

Materials List (provided by participants)

• Their own scissors, and a ruler

• Glue stick

• (Optional) Thin medical gloves for those who don’t like touching wool

• (Optional) Sewing needles and threads - to sew their work to the card instead of gluing

• (Optional) Embellishments, e.g. yarns, small patches of textiles, beads, etc.


Registration: info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 241-7471 osao.info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 580-2765 |

Fibre Art: Eco-Printing on Felted Wool /OTTAWA SCHOOL OF ART Thursday + Friday | Oct 28 + 29, 2021 | 9:30am -4:30pm | $210 | All levels |

In this 2-day fibre-art workshop, you will learn two new skills: How to eco-print with plant materials onto pieces of cloth you will make; and how to make a piece of flat cloth out of animal fibres, i.e. Merino white wool. Day 1 participants will make two or three small-sized cloths for experimenting with eco-printing, and learn different ways to prepare animal protein fabrics (wool and silk) for eco-printing the next day. They will then experiment using different local leaves, onion skins, and flowers (if available) to print onto the wool. Please note we will be working without mordants or modifiers - nothing stronger than white vinegar.

Note: Most materials will be provided, however, some materials and tools need to be supplied by the participant:

Materials List (provided by participants)

Suggested list of leaves for reliable eco-printing: Rose, herbaceous geraniums, Maple, Strawberry, Smokebush (especially the purple kind), Birch, Eucalyptus, Sumac, Chesnutt, Walnut. Bring fresh leaves from your garden and if you have some mums you can spare, bring them-especially yellow mums.

• Onion skins – red and yellow (outer skins only – nothing touched directly by onion flesh)

• A pail for plant materials

• Two bath sized towels

• Spray bottle

• Two large bowls – one to hold roving, the other, clean water

• Plastic gloves

• Two 24” x 36” sheets of bubble wrap

• Twine

Registration: info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 241-7471 osao.info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 580-2765 |

Contact info: Janet Tulloch; ancumstudio@gmail.com. @fibrelass on IG and Facebook