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Professional Development Workshops

Baaad Anna’s is committed to strengthening the fibre arts community, and we would be happy to lend our skills in teaching the teachers on how to bring these into your classrooms. We have worked with various school districts for their professional development activities, and below are some of the workshops we have and can offer. Please contact us at baaadannas@gmail.com for more information.

Learn to Needle Felt

This workshop will teach the basics of needle felting and will build a three dimensional fibre art creation to take home. In addition to hands-on experience, the participant will be introduced to various ways needle felting could be brought into classrooms of children of various ages. No previous felting experience necessary. All materials such as corriedale wool fibre, foam blocks and wire will be included.

 

Learn to Wet Felt

This workshop will teach the basics of the practical art of wet felting in which you will create a felted bar of soap. Why felt a bar of soap? Because it is a built-in washcloth, the wool is gently exfoliating, and felted soaps last longer and lather better than their ‘naked’ counterparts. Also, after the soap is used up you are left with a useful little scrubby. In addition to hands-on experience, the participant will be introduced to various ways wet felting could be brought into classrooms of children of various ages. All materials such as corriedale wool fibre, soap and buckets will be included.

 

Sheep to Shawl: How Wool Becomes Clothing

This workshop will demonstrate the various processes that are used for raw fibre to become clothing and wearable art through the carding, spinning and the dyeing process. We will bring in various equipment traditionally used in this processes and participants will have a chance to get hands on learning about wool, its properties and the various fibre arts could be brought into classrooms of children of various ages. Each participant will leave with a sample pack of raw wool, spun wool and finished yarn to continue the discussion in your classroom on where clothing is made.

Participants of this workshop would get access to our classroom equipment rental program.

 

Please contact us at baaadannas@gmail.com for more information.