To contact Gika Rector, call 713.213.7643 or send e-mail.

Past Events

Create a Hand Bound Journal with Felt Cover

Date and time

Saturday, July 25, 2015
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Description

Join Lisa Rose and Gika Rector for a one day workshop, making a hand bound journal with a handmade felt cover. We’re so excited about this workshop and think you will be also.Felt Journal

We’ll start by making the felt cover using traditional wet felting. Then we’ll select pre-cut papers for the journal, and stitch it all together with waxed linen thread using a beautiful Japanese bookbinding technique.

No experience necessary, although a love of fiber is helpful.

We will take a a one-hour break for lunch (probably around 1:00).

Fee

$85, includes supplies

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

WC Mercantile
201 E. Washington Ave.
Navasota, TX 77868

Workshop: Felt Around a Ball to Make a Bowl

Date and time

Saturday, June 6, 2015
10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Description

Learn a fun and contemporary approach to an ancient fiber medium. Wrap a beach ball with luscious and colorful merino wool and cover it with pantyhose. Add soap and water, and bounce: the wool becomes a felted sphere. The sphere can then become a bowl, a bag or a vessel, perhaps even a hat.Felt-around-a-ball

With vibrant and interesting textures to play with, felting is a rich creative experience for the senses. Bring an old towel, a plastic bag, and your curiosity. All other materials are included in the registration fee. No experience necessary.

Fee

$45

Location

WC Mercantile
201 E. Washington Ave.
Navasota, TX  77868

Workshop: Nuno Felting

Date and time

Nuno felt Wednesday, May 20, 2015
1–4 p.m.

Description

Join artist Gika Rector for this introduction to the magical process of making nuno felt…
more

Fee

$35, plus a materials fee of $10

How to register

Call Twisted Yarns at 281-528-8664 to register.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

Twisted Yarns
702 Spring Cypress Road, Suite A [MAP]
Spring TX 77373

Workshop: Nuno Felting

Date and time

Saturday, June 6, 2015
2–5 p.m.

Description

felt_sampleDiscover and enjoy the magical work of transforming bits of wool into useful, whimsical, or expressive objects. In this workshop, participants will make at least three different felt objects by hand: a felt ball, cording, and a small pouch. The soft merino wool comes in a rainbow of colors. This workshop is a great way to play and to catch a glimpse of the possibilities feltmaking has to offer.

No previous experience necessary. Bring an old towel, a plastic bag, and your curiosity.

Level: Beginner—no knitting involved!

Fee

$45

How to register

Visit WC Mercantile online to register. REGISTER HERE!
Questions? Contact info@wcmercantile.com or call 936-825-3378.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

WC Mercantile
201 E. Washington Ave.
Navasota, TX  77868

Workshop: Nuno Felting

Date and time

Nuno felt Wednesday, April 22, 2015
1–4 p.m.

Description

Join artist Gika Rector for this introduction to the magical process of making nuno felt…
more

Fee

$35, plus a materials fee of $10

How to register

Call Twisted Yarns at 281-528-8664 to register.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

Twisted Yarns
702 Spring Cypress Road, Suite A [MAP]
Spring TX 77373

Workshop: Introduction to Feltmaking

Date and time

Saturday, March 14, 2015
10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Description

felt_sampleDiscover and enjoy the magical work of transforming bits of wool into useful, whimsical, or expressive objects. In this workshop, participants will make at least three different felt objects by hand: a felt ball, cording, and a small pouch. The soft merino wool comes in a rainbow of colors. This workshop is a great way to play and to catch a glimpse of the possibilities feltmaking has to offer.

No previous experience necessary. Bring an old towel, a plastic bag, and your curiosity.

Level: Beginner—no knitting involved!

Fee

$45

How to register

Visit WC Mercantile online to register. REGISTER HERE!
Questions? Contact info@wcmercantile.com or call 936-825-3378.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

WC Mercantile
201 E. Washington Ave.
Navasota, TX  77868

Workshop: Nuno Felting

Date and time

Nuno felt Saturday, March 14, 2015
2–5 p.m.

Description

Join artist Gika Rector for this introduction to the magical process of making nuno felt. It is an amazingly light fabric made by felting a bit of wool into a loosely woven natural fiber fabric. Perfect for our southern climate, nuno felt has exciting possibilities for creating custom fabrics. The underlying woven fabric adds strength and drapability while the wool/felt adds texture, color, and endless design possibilities.

Materials: This felting technique uses water, so please bring a towel.

Level: Beginner—no knitting involved!

Fee

$45

How to register

Visit WC Mercantile online to register. REGISTER HERE!
Questions? Contact info@wcmercantile.com or call 936-825-3378.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

WC Mercantile
201 E. Washington Ave.
Navasota, TX  77868

Workshop: Nuno Felting

Date and time

Nuno felt Friday, February 6, 2015
1–4 p.m.

Description

Join artist Gika Rector for this introduction to the magical process of making nuno felt…
more

Fee

$35, plus a materials fee of $10

How to register

Call Twisted Yarns at 281-528-8664 to register.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

Twisted Yarns
702 Spring Cypress Road, Suite A [MAP]
Spring TX 77373