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

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Holiday Felting Class

Date and time

Sunday, November 4, 2018
Noon–5 p.m.

Description

Presented by Gika Rector & Lisa Rose

Just in time for the holidays, learn new techniques with wool, stitching and transfer pens. Lisa Rose and Gika Rector will guide you in combining traditional wet felting with pre-felted wool to create a winter wall hanging. Choose either a tree or a snowman and have a blast felting and embroidering your piece. All techniques will be done during the class and most participants should be able to complete their piece, or come darn close.

Price includes class and all materials (we will be using transfer pens, and you get to take yours home with you!

Fee

One Class $87.50, includes all supplies.

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: Landscape Felt</a><br /><span class='past-date'>August 20, 2017</span>

Date and time

Sunday, August 20, 2017
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Description

Imagine painting with wool and other fibers. Join Lisa Rose and Gika Rector for an all day workshop, exploring the possibilities of creating imagery with fiber. Combining simple embroidery and three basic felting techniques—wet, nuno and needle—participants will create a small felted landscape, approximately 8 1/2” by 11”.

No previous experience or talent necessary. We’ll provide all the necessary materials and tools. You bring your curiosity and perhaps a favorite landscape image for inspiration. (We’ll also provide some images and samples to get you started.)

We will break for lunch. Please bring a lunch or plan to go out to pick up lunch.

Fee

$90 per student, which includes teaching fee and all materials
Max 8 students, Min 4 students

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

Handmade Felt-covered Journal Workshop

Date and time

Saturday, June 10, 2017
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Description

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

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.

Level: Beginner—no knitting involved!

Fee

One Class $90, includes all supplies.

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

Happy Feet

Date and time

Thursday, June 8, 2017
1-2:30 p.m.

Description

Happy Feet! Boxed up in shoes for way too long, could your feet use a little TLC?feet

Join Gika Rector for this Awareness Through Movement® workshop and move with strength and grace. Beginning with gentle, guided movements you’ll find more strength and power in your feet and legs than you might have thought possible.

It seems counterintuitive in our hard-working culture that the easy way might be better, but in this case it really works. As a black belt in Judo, an athlete and a scientist, Moshe Feldenkrais (founder of the Feldenkrais Method®) understood how to develop strength, efficiency and elegance in human movement.

Awareness Through Movement® lessons help you slow down and notice how your body gets things done. Bringing mindfulness to your movements, you will build strength, greater range of motion, and better balance. As Feldenkrais said, you will “Make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy graceful.”

Classes are suitable for almost all fitness levels. Willingness to lie on the floor, and an interest in moving more easily are really about all you need.

Fee

$15

How to register

Call Patricia Noren 713-662-5896 to register.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

West University Place Recreation Center
4210 Bellaire Blvd
West University Place
Houston, TX 77025

 

Awareness Through Movement Workshop—Happy Feet

Date and time

Thursday, March 2, 2017
10-11:30 a.m.

Description

Happy Feet! Boxed up in shoes for way too long, could your feet use a little TLC?feet

Join Gika Rector for this Awareness Through Movement® workshop and move with strength and grace. Beginning with gentle, guided movements you’ll find more strength and power in your feet and legs than you might have thought possible.

It seems counterintuitive in our hard-working culture that the easy way might be better, but in this case it really works. As a black belt in Judo, an athlete and a scientist, Moshe Feldenkrais (founder of the Feldenkrais Method®) understood how to develop strength, efficiency and elegance in human movement.

Awareness Through Movement® lessons help you slow down and notice how your body gets things done. Bringing mindfulness to your movements, you will build strength, greater range of motion, and better balance. As Feldenkrais said, you will “Make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy graceful.”

Classes are suitable for almost all fitness levels. Willingness to lie on the floor, and an interest in moving more easily are really about all you need.

Fee

$15

How to register

Call Patricia Noren 713-662-5896 to register.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

West University Place Recreation Center
4210 Bellaire Blvd
West University Place
Houston, TX 77025

Workshop: Nuno Felted Coasters

Date and time

Friday, February 10, 2017
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Description

Create a pair of one-of-a-kind felted coasters, using the Nuno Felt Coastersnuno felt technique—embellished with silk hankies and other fibers. No experience required! All materials provided.

Minimum of 4 participants and maximum of 8

 

Fee

Cost is $35/person

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

Handmade Felt-covered Journal Workshop

Date and time

Saturday, February 4, 2017
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Description

by Gika Rector & Lisa Rosejournal

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

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.

Level: Beginner—no knitting involved!

Fee

One Class $85, includes all supplies.

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: Landscape Felt

Date and time

Saturday, December 3, 2016
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Description

Imagine painting with wool and other fibers. Join Lisa Rose and Gika Rector for an all day workshop, exploring the possibilities of creating imagery with fiber. Combining simple embroidery and three basic felting techniques—wet, nuno and needle—participants will create a small felted landscape, approximately 8 1/2” by 11”.

No previous experience or talent necessary. We’ll provide all the necessary materials and tools. You bring your curiosity and perhaps a favorite landscape image for inspiration. (We’ll also provide some images and samples to get you started.)

We will break for lunch. Please bring a lunch or plan to go out to pick up lunch.

Fee

$90 per student, which includes teaching fee and all materials
Max 8 students, Min 4 students

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

Bones for Life at West University

Date and time

4-Week Series on Thursdays
September 15, 22, 29 and October 6
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Regular Class)

Description

Learn through Bones for Life lessons how to move better through out your day, improve your posture, and improve or maintain bone health. Bone health is critical for a vibrant and active life. The lessons will help you to develop a more springy dynamic walk that helps build bones, continue to improve your posture and give you more options of how you move through your daily life.
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Join Gika Rector for this series and add a new bounce to your step.

Bring a yoga mat, a clean pair of socks and a beach towel.

Fee

$30 for four-week series

How to register

Visit www.westutx.gov/220/Senior-Services or call 713-662-5895 and ask to speak with Toby Brooks or Patricia Noren.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

West University Place Recreation Center
4210 Bellaire Blvd
West University Place
Houston, TX 77025

Workshop: Landscape Felt

Date and time

Saturday, August 20, 2016
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Description

Imagine painting with wool and other fibers. Join Lisa Rose and Gika Rector for an all day workshop, exploring the possibilities of creating imagery with fiber. Combining simple embroidery and three basic felting techniques—wet, nuno and needle—participants will create a small felted landscape, approximately 8 1/2” by 11”.

No previous experience or talent necessary. We’ll provide all the necessary materials and tools. You bring your curiosity and perhaps a favorite landscape image for inspiration. (We’ll also provide some images and samples to get you started.)

We will break for lunch. Please bring a lunch or plan to go out to pick up lunch.

Fee

$90 per student, which includes teaching fee and all materials
Max 8 students, Min 4 students

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