Jennifer has been really busy teaching both needle and wet felting over the winter. She is always amazed to see the creativity that her students have, and their amazing creations.
Over the sumer we are expanding our felting courses. Both beginners and more advanced students are welcome. Wet felting courses include the basics, hat making, and nuno-felting. Needle felting courses we are holding include the basics, appliqué, as well as advanced techniques to create realistic wool sculptures.
Jennifer is also holding a wool painting course that takes felting to another level. Explore colour theory, composition, framing of the wool piece, and so much more. Use both wet and needle felting to create your piece.
More courses will be added soon!
Here are some of the amazing felted creations done during courses!
Wet items the students make and take home in the first wet felting class.
Cute little critters that were created by students.
Some more amazing critters by needle felting students in Guelph.
This 1 or 2 day workshop (your choice) that gives you the tools to take permaculture home and use it in your own life.
This interactive workshop focuses on the permaculture design process. You will leave with a much greater understanding of HOW to create a permaculture system in your own home. Some of the things we will explore include:
- Permaculture ethics and principles
- Wholistic observation
- Relationships in nature
- Ecosystem web
- Forest architecture
- Principles applied to an actual site
Interactive activities make learning fun and makes it stick. You will also get an opportunity to see different gardens in different stages of development and what plants are placed together and why. A great opportunity to see forest gardening in action. Includes a practical permaculture booklet with the $100 Food Forest planting plant to help get you started.
Day 1: Practical Design – July 7: $65
Day 2: Practical Skills
The focus is on the doing. Learn practical skills to take home to your own piece of land. You will be able to work on two projects throughout the day.
The first project is building a rainwater catchment pond and swale.
- practice wholistic observation for swale placement
- survey & stake contour lines
- dig the swale
- learn about different kinds of swales for different purposes
The second project is creating a new forest garden.
- learn how to sheet mulch
- determine plant placement
- participate in planting the garden
- help with succession planning for the garden
Coffee, tea, and water are provided. Please bring along a lunch.
Day 2: Practical Skills – July 8: $65
Both Days: $100
“What permaculturists are doing is the most important activity that any group is doing on the planet”.
Some of the backyard chickens at All Sorts Acre
If you have ever thought about getting chickens for your yard then you need to take this workshop. It will cover all relevant aspects of keeping backyard chickens as well as a chance to handle, observe, and learn about chickens in their own home. This course goes further than a regular classroom course. Seeing, watching and observing the chickens in their natural habitat shows you far more than reading about it in books, although books are still great to read! There are a few spots left. To find out more about the course please click here.