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Janet Tulloch :: Painting with Fibres Workshop (2019)

Updated: Oct 27, 2021

Painting with Fibres (Felting) with Janet Tulloch

Date: June 15-16, 2019, Saturday, 9:30AM-4:30PM and Sunday, 9:30AM-12:30PM

Price: $170.00

Place: The Ottawa School of Art, Orleans Campus, 245 Centrum Blvd., Orleans. Call the campus @ 613 580 2765 or email @

Workshop description: Create a landscape or still life with felt and other fibres using wet and dry felting techniques.

On day 1 (6h), participants will create their “canvas” using a “prefelt” as background adding different colours of roving onto the background to produce the general forms for your work.

On day 2 (3h), participants will do needle felting and simple stitching (by hand) for detail.

Included in the cost of the workshop: Needle felting Kit: $15.00 each (with Instructor’s discount – cost recovering fee only): -2 medium felting needles per participant -8.5 x 11 x 2” (21.6 X 28 X 5cm) thick foam per participant

Participants must bring:

  1. scissors

  2. two large old towels

  3. painter’s thin clear plastic sheet -saran wrap might work if it is wide enough – at least 24 inches (61cm) wide

  4. pool noodle – regular diameter OR a clean, non-painted bamboo matt with individual slatts (ideal)

  5. bonsai sprayer or natural sponge

  6. tea or microfibre towel

  7. two large plastic bowls – one for hot water, one for your felt

  8. 1-2 embroidery needles

  9. black & white embroidery floss

  10. a few colours of embroidery floss (optional)

  11. silk threads or lace (optional)

  12. $5 to $10 cash to reimburse instructor for roving, batts, yarns, silk threads, prefelt, soap

Instructor Bio: Janet Tulloch

Janet divides her time between her work as an adjunct research professor in Carleton University’s College of Humanities and her practice as a fibre artist.

Janet has studied with Fiona Duthie (Salt Spring Island, BC) and taken workshops with Moy Mackay (Scotland), and Catherine O’Leary (Australia).

Her fibre art has been exhibited at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, the 2018 Felting Symposium & Exhibition in Nova Scotia, and in OSAO’s instructors’ exhibitions. In 2019, she will be a guest artist at Arts on Main Gallery in Picton, Prince Edward County.

Janet works in 2 and 3D, combining wet-felting, needle-felting, and stitching. She loves to incorporate untreated fleece from Shetland and Orkney. Her wearable art practice includes cowls, scarves, berets, and jewelry. She draws on her Orcadian heritage, the sea, and domestic history for her imagery.

Learn more about Janet’s work on Instagram.

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