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Cecilia Ho
Cecilia Ho of Greenville, SC, was born into a family of designers in Hong Kong. During her last residence in Nova Scotia, Canada, the local sheep farms influenced her passion and direction into felting and fiber arts. Since 2013, Cecilia relocated to South Carolina and has taught many one-one-one private & group felting workshops. She is the fiber art instructor at Greenville Center for Creative Arts, Spartanburg Art Museum, STITCHES Expo, Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance, local schools & communities. She has held felting demonstrations at museum, gallery & festival ie Artisphere & Maker Faire, across the United States and Canada. Cecilia has taken part in multiple juried art exhibitions & fashion shows. FELTasticFashion is the business created in 2011 which Cecilia designs & packages all-inclusive felting DIY kits for beginners. DIY Kits are carried by museum, gift & hobby shops across North America, and also available from FELTasticFashionUS etsy shop.

Learn more about Cecelia at www.facebook.com/FELTasticFashion

STITCHES West 2017 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
7105 No skills required Felt-a-Tote (2D Needle Felting) Join Cecilia Ho to learn how to felt and decorate your own
eco-friendly yet functional tote bag! This "FELT-a-Tote" project will be great hands-on fun as you learn 2D applique needle felting.

Discover how a felting needle replaces a paintbrush to create a unique painting with wool. With over 30 color choices, learn how to mix various colors of wool fibers to achieve a beautiful wool painting. Everyone is encouraged to put his/her own personality into each creation. Let's have fun painting with wool!

Materials fee: $15 includes felting needle, felting foam, wool top, and cotton tote.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
7106 No skills required Felt Applique on your Own Knit Scarf Bring a knit scarf and learn to 2D needle felt a personalized statement piece. This project will be great hands-on fun as you learn 2D applique needle felting.

You will learn how to use a felting needle to add special patterns directly onto your favorite knitted scarf, hat, or sweater! Everyone is encouraged to put his/her own personality into each creation! Best of all, no sewing machine, thread, or sewing needle are required. Let's join Cecilia and have fun adding special embellishments using applique needle felting technique.

Materials fee: $10 includes felting needle, felting foam, and wool top.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7107 No skills required Wet Felt Soap + Pod Vessel Explore wet felting by working on several basic projects. Discover how to create seamless 3D felted pieces with just wool fibers and hot soapy water. Students will also learn techniques using resists to create special patterns.
Materials fee: $15 includes resist and wool top.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
7108 No skills required 3D Wool Charm Needle Felting (level 1) Natural wool fibers can work wonders! Learn to use a felting needle to build sculptured wool creations as you create a one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly, wool ornament. Make an adorable sheep in various natural color combos of white, black, gray, and brown.Then use yours as a Christmas ornament, auto rear-view mirror charm, handbag charm, or even a baby mobile!
Materials fee: $5 includes felting needle, wool top, and elastic cord.   
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7109 No skills required Wet Felt Knitting Needle Case Explore using wet felting to create a seamless piece of non-woven fabric! This project will be a great hands-on, fun way to learn how to turn loose wool fibers into a wool case to store all your knitting needle supplies. With over 30 color choices, students will be able to add colorful painting and designs to make a one-of-a-kind case.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
7110 No skills required Animal Portrait Needle Felting (Level 1) Discover how a felting needle and wool can be used to create beautiful wool paintings. Needle felting can not only create 2D but also add 3D texture-features! That's right, felting is like 3D printing, by adding layers and layers of wool. The felting technique is very simple, and you can work at your own pace. It’s a great active meditation handicraft! Everyone can turn wool fibers into seamless piece of felt fabric under Cecilia Ho’s instruction to create a 4” x 6” animal portrait wool painting. i.e. Tiger, Elephant, etc.
Optional: Bring in a picture of an animal portrait as a sample guideline.
Materials fee: $20 includes all basic felting tools, wool batt, and choices of over 20+ colors of NZ Corriedale wool.

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