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This is no traditional tassel, this is a chance to spend some time creating something beautiful to hang. Combining your hand spun or commercial yarn, some
small pieces of fabric you might have stashed, some special buttons or broken jewellery and braids or lace that can be added as trimmings.
You might like to have a theme, like a Christmas Tassel or you might just like to let your creativity flow on the day and see where your imagination takes you.
Your tutor Janet Day is textile artist and tutor. She has a background in Fashion and Design and attended the Emily McPherson College pre RMIT in Melbourne. I worked in the fashion industry for many years and really enjoyed my time with Vogue Colours as a Colour consultant. In 2001 I attended a Hand Spinning class run by the ladies of Horsham and I instantly knew that I had found a craft that nourished my creative side. I was fortunate to be taught by highly qualified and respected hand spinners who valued the foundation techniques of hand spinning and fibre preparation. So when I discovered Art Yarn Spinning through Lexi Boeger, I had a sound basis upon which to explore more adventurous techniques.
- How to make a beautiful, unique tassel - a piece of hanging art
- How to incorporate your choice of objects into the tassel
- To have a little moment of artistic expression
- Students will take home a uniquely crafted tassel
- Students will have the skills to finish and add to their tassel
- A small piece of fabric something that is a bit exotic, the colour of which will set the theme for the tassel • a tube of Selleys multi grip glue or the equivalent which dries clear (hot glue gun if you have it) • jewellery wire that bends easily • scissors and pins • strong thread and a sewing needle for attaching the different components • satay sticks useful for poking bits and pieces into position • two chop sticks for making a chord or a fringe twister • a yarn cone, to become the head of your tassel • a jam jar lid with two holes punched in the top - to provide the plug that goes up into the cone so make sure it fits • yarns for the skirt (can be commercial or hand spun or a combination of both) • yarns to make a chord for hanging the tassel • a small piece of batting to wrap the cone head • bells, feathers, broken jewellery, beads etc. • braid, ribbons or other items for decoration
No experience required
Cancellations and refunds
The Guild reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient numbers. If we cancel the workshop you will be notified and will be issued with a 100% refund.
If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop/course date the Guild will retain a 10% administration fee.
If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days before the workshop/course date the Guild will retain 100% of your workshop fee.
Handweavers & Spinners Guild of Victoria requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Handweavers & Spinners Guild of Victoria to organise a refund or transfer