NEW!! FALL Workshops


ARTS CARLETON PLACE: Saturday, October 15th

Bunch o’ Carrots Needle Felting Workshop – Registration Open

Location – Carleton Place Public Library, 101 Beckwith St, Carleton Place, ON

Cost$80 All materials needed for the workshop included in the fee.

Date/time – Saturday, October 15th from 1pm to 4pm

Registration Deadline: Midnight, October 1, 2022

Class Size Limit: 6 participants

Workshop appropriate for ages 13+

Workshop Description:

A fun workshop to welcome Fall. Using a rubberized mat, a foam square and different felting needles, participants will learn how to create and build a 3D felted object. They will learn which type of felt is best for making 3D figures and how different felting needles are best suited for different applications, including making lines and adding details to the main object. The instructor will also discuss (but not use) armatures and the limits to size of objects without them. Examples of the instructor’s work in this format will be available for in-class instruction.

To register go to: https://www.artscarletonplace.com/workshops/

contact: treasurer.artscp@gmail.com

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October 27-28, 2022

Ottawa School of Art - Orleans campus

Textile Arts: Eco-Printing on Felted Wool and Paper

In this 2-day fibre-art workshop, you will learn how to print with your favourite leaves and flowers on felt, paper, and cotton cloth. You will learn about animal and cellulose fibres and the different ways to prepare these fabrics for eco-printing. Day 1 participants will make two-three small flat 100% felted wool fabrics, as well as learn how to prepare cellulose fibres, e.g. paper and cotton for eco-printing. On Day 2, you will then experiment laying out different types of botanicals to print onto your samples.

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

Cost: $220

Small materials fee for wool

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


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December 9, 2022

Textile Arts: Felted Wool Scarf and Lace

In this 1-day festive workshop, choose from the instructor’s cache of natural wool roving from Orkney and Shetland, and/or from her bins of kaleidoscopic colours of wool roving to make a personalized scarf for yourself or someone on your Christmas list. Add a dash of white or black lace for a smashing additional feature!

Most materials will be provided, however, a few tools need to be supplied by the participant, e.g. scissors, large plastic bowls, etc.

Cost: $180

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, 2022

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 |