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

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 $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

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

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

Workshop: Landscape Felt

Date and time

Saturday, February 27, 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 10 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

Wool Felt Holiday Fun!</a><br /><span class='past-date'>October 17, 2015</span>

Date and time

Saturday, October 17, 2015
10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Description

felt_sampleFelt Great for the Holidays is an unconventional workshop that starts with a deceptively simple creative act: you’ll craft one or more felt ornaments or small vessels by wrapping wool around a 3″ plastic ball. Color, texture, soap, and water create an environment of festivity and fun within which we’ll explore anxiety and anticipation, creativity and celebration, fellowship and transformation, improvisation and surprise.

Materials: No experience is necessary for this workshop.  Just bring a 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</a><br /><span class='past-date'>October 17, 2015</span>

Date and time

Saturday, October 17, 2015
10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Description

felt_sampleJoin 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 drape-ability 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

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

Location

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