Heidi grew up in an artistic household. She learned to sew, knit and weave before going off to college to further her study of weaving and dying. She has spent her life increasing her knowledge of different techniques. She has experimented with most fiber processes and loves to combine them to achieve her desired end. The last 12 years she has become more serious about jewelry and working with wire in various ways including making it. She conducted her first workshops in the mid 70’s, took time off for family and children, and now teaches throughout the Midwest. teameffortartisans.com
#105-Dying the Shibori Way
#222-Wire Wrapped Gemstone Braclet
#301-Needle Felted Chickadee
Shibori is the Japanese term for the stitching and binding techniques that have been used to create patterns in dyeing for nearly 1000 years. Class participants will learn traditional stitching and t ...
Students will wrap gorgeous flat oval gemstones to create links for a bracelet.. You will then make beaded spacers and connect these links to form a stunning bracelet. Students will choose from a va ...
Kumihimo is the ancient art of Japanese braiding, usually done in fine yarns, as jewelry or adornment for clothing. Doing Kumihimo on a large scale, with thicker yarn, allows you to learn it more easi ...
Students will create a life like chickadee entirely out of wool. This project is an excellent opportunity to learn, or perfect the art of sculpting with a felting needle. The technique, also known a ...