Janet Tulloch :: "Painting with Fibres" Workshop in Ottawa (2019)

Updated: Oct 27, 2021


Painting with Fibres (Felting) – Intro Instructor: Janet Tulloch April 27-28, 2019 SAT, 9:30AM-4:30PM & SUN, 9:30AM-12:30PM Cost: $170

Ottawa School of Art – Orleans Campus

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


On Day One: (6h), participants will create their “canvas” using an already prepared “prefelt” as background, adding different colours of roving, wool yarns, silk threads, etc. onto the background, to produce the general forms of their image.


On Day Two: (3h), participants will do needle felting and simple stitching (by hand) to add detail. Some materials included.


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 felt :: feutre canada 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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