Alpaca Fiber Studio & Friends

 

 

151 Bell St. Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

Robbie Grodin (cell) 216-849-8850 (email) RGrodin1@gmail.com

www.AlpacaFiberStudio.BIZ


Judith Dios
International Felting Instructor from 
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada

Originator of Nuno Felt Rosettes
will be coming to
Alpaca Fiber Studio & Friends 
in Chagrin Falls, Ohio 
for 3 workshops in May 2017.



3-D Watercolour 
Scarflette Class 
(Full - Waiting list)
May 5, Friday from 9am-4pm $145
 

This is a one day, sampler workshop to explore Judith's techniques of Nuno Felt Rosettes, and watercolor dyeing for Nuno Felt.  By making a slightly smaller scarflette, you can learn how to combine luscious silk and merino fibers to create unique surface design dimensions in Nuno Felt...and then add color! 

 

Nuno Felt experience helpful.

Early sign up discount available.

Supply list to bring to class is available by Clicking Here                                                

There will be additional embellishments, fiber and fabric available for sale at the Studio the day of the workshop.

Lunch is included.

Class size is limited.                                            

For more information about.... 

Judith Dios check her website www.JudithDios.com

questions and registration for workshops, contact RGrodin@gmail.com










3-D Watercolour 
Wrap Class
(Full - Waiting list) 
May 6,7 Sat/Sun 9-4pm $245 

In this 2 day workshop, you will explore Judith's techniques of Nuno Felt Rosettes, and watercolor dyeing for Nuno Felt.  By making a slightly larger Wrap, you can concentrate on details!

 

Day one you will lay out your design by learning new methods combining luscious silk and merino fibers to create unique surface design dimensions in Nuno Felt.  You will work with white fabric & fibers.  

Day 2 you will full your piece and then learn to watercolor dye your Nuno Felt work.


Nuno experience helpful.

Early sign up discount available.

Supply list to bring to class is available by clicking here.

There will also be additional embellishments, fabric, fiber available for sale at the Studio the day of the workshop.

Lunch in included both days.

Class size is limited. 

For more information about.....

.... Judith Dios check her website www.JudithDios.com

....questions and registration for workshops, contact RGrodin1@Gmail.com


Explorations in 3-D Watercolour
Chemise or Vest
Advanced Workshop 
May 8,9,10 Mon/Tues/Wed 
9-4pm
$425 
(Full - Waiting list)

In this intense 3 day workshop, you will immerse into all of Judith's techniques...Nuno Felt Rosettes, dimensions in surface design for Nuno Felt, and watercolor dyeing. In this advanced workshop, you will have the choice to make a seamless chemise top, or vest.  What a great opportunity to challenge your creative skills to the next level.

 

Day 1 & 2  Monday and Tuesday

-you will learn her pattern making method

-lay out your design by learning new skills combining those luscious silk and merino fibers to create new surface dimensions in Nuno Felt

-You will work with white fabric & silk

-finish fulling your piece

Day 3  Wednesday

-you will learn to apply color to your work by learning Judith's 3-D Watercolor dyeing artistry for Nuno Felt.


Nuno felting experience necessary....seamless technique a plus.

Early sign up discount available.

Supply list to bring to class is available by clicking here.

There will also be additional embellishments, silks, and fiber available for sale at the Studio the days of the workshop.

Lunch is included all 3 days.

Class size is limited.

For more information about...

...Judith Dios check her website www.JudithDios.com

...questions and registration for workshop contact RGrodin1@Gmail.com

Trunk Show & Meet the Artist
Judith Dios
May 5 Friday 6-8pm
Judith Dios's appearance at Alpaca Fiber Studio in Chagrin Falls, Ohio would not be complete without an opportunity for you to have a glass of champagne and meet this talented woman.  Her masterful wearable art pieces in Nuno Felt will be available for sale during this Trunk Show.  Come see first hand her skillful artistry of this collection of couture garments highlighting the art of Nuno Felt.
This is co-ordinated with the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce Arts Hop event.
Champagne and Hors d'oeurves.
Nuno Felters...
Take your creativity to the next level.  
Challenge yourself by working intensely & creatively with luxurious silk and merino fibers, through instruction from Judith Dios, at the Alpaca Fiber Studio & Friends.   
Judith is one of today's most sought after Nuno Felt instructors.  She's coming to Northeast Ohio from Salt Springs Island, BC!
We will be exploring Judith's original technique for nuno felting rosettes,  exploring new surface design dimensions in Nuno Felt, and then learn how to watercolour dye your work.  
Judith has quite a unique method for laying down wool and still maintaining incredible drape.  You will learn to incorporate new textural design elements as they relate to a garden.  
Judith will teach us her shortcuts to reducing rolling time! 

At the Alpaca Fiber Studio you can be certain there will be good food, creative possibilities, fiber friends, and perhaps a glass of champagne at the end of the day!
Come play with me!
Details...

Class Registration

To make a reservation, please email me RGrodin1@gmail.com  

You are welcome to mail a check.  Alternatively, you can give me your credit card information over the phone, unfortunately, there is an 8% card fee.  

Registration is not done online.

Spaces are limited.  First come basis.


Explorations in Watercolour 3 Day workshop fee is $425.  

Early sign up discount: 

$385 paid in full by March 1, 2017

$395 paid in full by March 15, 2017.  

$425 paid in full April 1, 2017

The 3-Day Workshop can have a non-refundable $100 deposit to hold your place when you register.  Remaining balance is due March 1, 2017.  Unfortunately, if you have not paid in full your Workshop fee when it is due, your deposit will be forfeited and the next person on the waiting list will be contacted. 

When the workshop has filled, there will be a waiting list.  Don't hesitate to put your name on it....life happens! 


The 3-D Watercolour Wrap class May 5,6 fee is $245.
Early sign up discount is $225 paid in full by March 1, 2017.
This class has a non-refundable $50 deposit to hold your place when you register.  Remaining balance is due March 1, 2017.  Unfortunately, if you have not paid in full your Workshop fee when it is due, your deposit will be forfeited and the next person on the waiting list will be contacted.  When the class has filled, there will be a waiting list.  Don't hesitate to put your name on it...life happens!

  
The 3-D Watercolour Scarflette class is $145 and is due when you register. 
Early sign up discount: $135 before March 1, 2017.  
 
No deposit refunds.  Check your commitment calendar carefully.

Refunds  

If you have paid in full and need a refund, you will need to find someone to take your spot.  

Workshop, Wrap and/or  Scarflette class fee may be returned minus 10%.  

We will be happy to help you fill that spot with our waiting lists. 

Should funds be paid to you, a check will be written to you at end of workshops in May 2017.   

Please note, there are no exceptions, even for illness.

Travel   

Participants flying into Northeast Ohio will want to fly into Cleveland Hopkins (CLE) or as an alternative, Akron Canton (CAK) which is a bit farther away.  


 If you are driving, do check MapQuest or GPS.   

Alpaca Fiber Studio is located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.  The Village of Chagrin Falls is a quaint News England style suburb located southeast of Cleveland, Ohio.

Waiting List   

Should a Class or Workshop be filled, don’t hesitate to contact me. I have a waiting list and should something happen, I would be happy to contact you and get you into your space!


Lodging   

In our village, enjoy the elegant B&B setting of the Inn of Chagrin.  Contact them direct for reservations. www.innofchagrin.com   440-247-1200  

     

There are also several hotels/motels in the Beechwood, Woodmere, area (around Chagrin Blvd. and Interstate 271).  That area is a 15 minute drive to the Studio.

Transportation 

"Uber" offers great service in our area. 

    

When arriving for the Scarflette or Wrap class, park in rear of our building.  

When arriving for 3 day Workshop, register at the Studio. Then, drive to the far side of the 2nd building (Valley Art Center 155 Bell St) to unload. Parking is not permitted there. Please park your car in the rear of the buildings.

Food   

Lunch is available each day. It will include fresh vegetables and fruit. It will be healthy and homemade. Should you have a particular eating program, please be sure to bring your own requirements. The Husband/Chef does not take special requests. Yes, he loves compliments! 


We have a refrigerator and microwave. 

 

Chagrin Falls has a variety of restaurants to accommodate many eating styles and preferences for your dining pleasure. The majority are within walking distance, or short drive, of the Studio. 

Yes, there is a Starbucks. 


We will be hosting a Trunk Show for Judith Dios with a Champagne Meet & Greet from 6-8pm on Friday, May 5, 2017.   This Trunk Show will include Judith's couture garments that will be for sale.  Invited will be Alpaca Fiber Studio customers, fiber friends, Cleveland Museum of Art TAA members, Valley Art Center members.  It is held in-conjunction with the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce Arts Hop weekend.

Shopping 

Should you choose to unwind at the end of the day, there is wonderful shopping in our little village of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. There are fine clothing boutiques, galleries, restaurants & eateries, iconic Popcorn Shop, Jenny’s ice cream, a great pastry shop, a very old Hardware Store, banks, a park along the river, the falls…wonderful photo opportunities.

The Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting their artwalk known as ArtsHop May 4,5 Friday and Saturday.  Come into Town early and visit all the Galleries and Studios in Chagrn Falls. 


Within a short drive (15 minutes) to Chagrin Blvd and 271, additional shopping and restaurants are available, including the exquisite Eaton Square Shopping Center. 

Ten minutes beyond that is Beechwood Place with Nordstrom’s, Saks, Higbees.

Should you need additional fiber, silk, sari silk, embellishments, fiber must haves, felting supplies, for nuno felt, locally raised, hand dyed alpaca yarn…….the Alpaca Fiber Studio has many fiber treasures for sale during the events. And Judith might bring some of her hand dyed silk treasures! She is a fabulous spinner and dyer.

Volunteers 

I am looking for volunteers to 

-Saturday afternoon help take down and set up tables 

-Tuesday evening take down tables.

Any good cooks are needed to volunteer to bring a healthy, homemade food item…dip, desert, something you enjoy making! 

I am sure there will be more chores as we get closer. If you are interested in volunteering any times between May 4-9, please email me, RGrodin1@gmail.com.

Host Helpful Hints      

-It is very helpful to study/sketch/doodle the color and structure of a garden prior to coming to class. Check on-line for images of Judith’s work on her Facebook pages, Pinterest. It helps to familiarize yourself with flowers, particularly peonies or cabbage roses before tackling the incorporation of them to a large seamless nuno felt…

…..but, you don’t have to!


- Try a few samples of what your vision of Judith’s work is prior to coming to class.


- Be comfortable with shingling fiber.  It will be a real time saver.


- Bring exactly the supplies that are on the list. Particularly the silk and fiber. Don’t wait until the week before the class to assemble these.

- Arrive early.


- Wear comfortable shoes. Be prepared to get wet.


-Please bring only white fiber, fabric, and embellishments, particularly to the 3 Day workshop.  Colored fibers and fabrics will not be permitted in the Gallery at the Valley Art Center, where we will be working.

Come to the Studio to study with an amazingly creative & talented nuno felter, Judith Dios.
We will eat, drink, laugh, and most of all………create new artforms with fiber.