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Karin Skacel
Karin is the leading authority on artfelt® in North America. She was the first to experiment with the paper and through trial and error has discovered many amazing possibilities using the paper as a base for felting. She is currently working on an artfelt® book and has been teaching classes and doing demonstrations throughout the United States. Prior to working with artfelt®, Karin taught classes in glass fusing and lampwork, clothing design, sewing, knitting, crochet, and pottery painting. She has been involved in the artistic crafts industry her entire life and is currently president of Skacel Collection, Inc.

STITCHES Midwest 2014 Classes
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7079 Easy Artfelt® Workshop: Learn the Basics in a Day! Artfelt, a felting method based on a special paper, is the newest and most rapidly growing method of felting in the marketplace. But what exactly is it, and how is it done? One of the best ways to learn Artfelt is through trial and error. This Artfelt workshop is for those who would like to learn all there is to know about Artfelt in one day. The first few hours will be an interactive tutorial and demonstration on the different way the Artfelt method can be used with many samples to examine. The remaining time will be used to make small samples using these different methods. Students will be encouraged to experiment with different layering techniques, various roving, the inclusion of locks, beads, and ribbons. Although not one particular project will be made, through the creation of these small samples, students will go home knowing the many uses of the Artfelt paper and will be ready to get creative with it on their own.
Materials fee: $20 includes all necessary supplies.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
7078 Easy Artfelt® Lined, Felted Purse Artfelt® is the newest method of felting that combines the best attributes of needle felting, wet felting and fulling. Using this method, a new felter can save hours in labor and create detailed designs that normally only an experienced felter could achieve. In this class you will learn the basics of the artfelt® method from start to finish and actually create a lined purse/pouch during class. Some finishing may need to be done at home. Class is suitable for felters of all levels, including first time felters.
Materials fee: $15 all supplies except purse handle.

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