Upcoming Events

Past Events

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

Magical Felt Bowls

Date and time

Saturday, September 26, 2020
9 a.m.–noon

Description

Join Gika Rector to spend a day making two magical felt bowls. Wrapping luscious wool fibers around different size rubber balls, participants will create two felt vessels, perfect for storing small treasures. The process involves soap, water, and fun. No talent required. Bring your curiosity and perhaps an apron.

This live-streamed program can be taken from home or anywhere with an internet connection. After you register, you will be e-mailed viewing instructions either the evening before or the morning of the event.

Instructor

Gika Rector has been a fiber artist for more than 20 years. She combines creativity, her education in psychology, and her role as a personal coach and Feldenkrais practitioner to facilitate transformation in individuals and organizations.

Tuition

$78 ($68 for Jung Center members)

Tuition includes materials. Materials can be picked up at The Jung Center bookstore.

For those outside of the Houston area, after you register, please use the Mailed Materials Request Form to request that materials be shipped to you. There will be an additional fee of $10 for this service. Please register and complete the form no later than September 14.

Location

Online via live-streaming through The Jung Center in Houston, Texas

Magical Felt Mini Bowls – POSTPONED

Date and time

Saturday, March 28, 2020 – POSTPONED, new date TBD
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Description

Join Lisa Rose and Gika Rector to spend a morning making magical felt mini bowls. They’re just the right size to hold stitch markers, tapestry needles, rings, earrings—small treasures. Embellished with a row of beads, and to top it all off, make a coordinating beaded row counter for your knitting.

Fee: $45 including supplies

Instructors

Lisa Rose is an accomplished fiber artist based in Spring. She began crocheting at her grandmother’s knee at the age of six. With a love for all natural fibers, she spins, weaves, knits, and felts and creates one-of-a-kind pieces for the body and the home.

Gika Rector has been a fiber artist for more than 20 years. She combines creativity, her education in psychology, and her role as a personal coach and Feldenkrais practitioner to facilitate transformation in individuals and organizations.

Fee

$45 (includes materials)

Location

Purly Girls Yarn Shop

702 Spring Cypress Road,
Suite A, Spring, Texas
77373

How to register

You may HERE for this course.

Journal Making

Date and time

Saturday, January 11, 2020
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Description

Felt journal making is a great way to tap into our creativity. Come learn to combine richly colored wool fibers into a journal cover, select journal papers, bind your journal, and, of course, use your new journal to explore fresh ideas and pathways. All materials will be provided, and all experience levels are welcome. Just bring your curiosity and willingness to play—and perhaps your favorite pen.

Instructors

Lisa Rose is an accomplished fiber artist based in Spring. She began crocheting at her grandmother’s knee at the age of six. With a love for all natural fibers, she spins, weaves, knits, and felts and creates one-of-a-kind pieces for the body and the home.

Gika Rector has been a fiber artist for more than 20 years. She combines creativity, her education in psychology, and her role as a personal coach and Feldenkrais practitioner to facilitate transformation in individuals and organizations.

Fee

$110 (includes materials)

How to register

You may register online through the Glade Arts Foundation web site for this course.

Registration deadline is January 6, 2020.

Journal Making
August 10, 2019

Date and time

Saturday, August 10, 2019
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Description

Felt journal making is a great way to tap into our creativity. Come learn to combine richly colored wool fibers into a journal cover, select journal papers, bind your journal, and, of course, use your new journal to explore fresh ideas and pathways. All materials will be provided, and all experience levels are welcome. Just bring your curiosity and willingness to play—and perhaps your favorite pen.

Lisa Rose is an accomplished fiber artist based in Spring. She began crocheting at her grandmother’s knee at the age of six. With a love for all natural fibers, she spins, weaves, knits, and felts and creates one-of-a-kind pieces for the body and the home.

Gika Rector has been a fiber artist for more than 20 years. She combines creativity, her education in psychology, and her role as a personal coach and Feldenkrais practitioner to facilitate transformation in individuals and organizations.

Fee

$105 ($115 Jung Center members)

How to register

Registration is closed for this event.

You may register online for this course.

Location

The Jung Center of Houston
5200 Montrose Boulevard [MAP]
Houston, Texas
713-524-8253

Instructor

A fiber artist for more than 20 years, Gika Rector combines creativity, an education in psychology, and her role as a personal coach to facilitate transformation in individuals and organizations more

The Magic of Wet Felting
March 23, 2019

Date and time

Saturday, March 23, 2019
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Description


Join Lisa Rose and Gika Rector in an exploration of the magic that happens with richly dyed merino wool, soapy water and hands-on manipulation. Loose wool fibers will be transformed into spheres, cording and a small bag. Get loans from unsecuredloans4u.uk for financial needs. Techniques include two and three dimensional felt making, using a resist, creating a “seamless seam”, and shaping the felt.

Fee

$80 per student, which includes teaching fee and all materials

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

Holiday Felting Class
November 4, 2018

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. Embroidery craft ideas can also be shared!

Price includes class and all materials (we will be using transfer pens, and you can get loans from masslending.co.uk to take it 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. You can get loan from moneyfall for your financial needs.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

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

Workshop: Landscape Felt

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

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 and learn how to make custom shirts using a heat press. 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