Upcoming Workshops



2015 STUDIO AND AWAY WORKSHOPS

Welcome to my upcoming workshops.  I teach some weekend workshops at my current studio in West Asheville, NC and others at various venues in the US and Canada. Please note the contact information if you are interested.

Weekend studio workshops held at my studio start at 10 am and go to 4 -6 pm. The classes are limited to 4 people.  The cost is $250 plus a supply fee depending on the class topic. A $50 norefundable deposit is required to hold your place.  Please email me for more information and to register. Chad@chadalicehagen.com 

Asheville Studio Classes was currently scheduled up to May 2015.  More will be announced later.
(Days other than the weekend may be possible if groups (2 to 4 people) would like a private class.)
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January 10-11, 2015  The Ranch 
 Two Days of Hand Felted Resist Dyed Scarves
Snohomish, WA 
Contact: Randi Harper - harperetal@gmail.com  (360)568-7709
Just in time for the harshest winds of winter, this workshop will solve all your winter woes and banish those dreary grey days. Learn to felt both roving and needle punch batts and dye two fabulous merino wool scarves - the popular Airey Fairy and the Mokume/Bark resist shaped scarf  



January 31-February 1, 2015  Asheville Studio Workshop
 Two Days of Resist Dyeing
Contact: chad@chalicehagen.com

This is my most popular workshop! Spend two whole days resist dyeing dozens of felt samples with incredible colors and patterns.  Dye Master will prepare and maintain 9 different dyebaths on each day. We will be using Merino Needle Punch batts which we will felt before each class.  Chad's whole giant collection of resist tools will be at your fingers.  All Levels. $30 supply fee



February 14-15, 2015  Asheville Studio Workshop
Two Days of Resist Dyeing
Contact: chad@chalicehagen.com
 This is my most popular workshop! Spend two whole days resist dyeing dozens of felt samples with incredible colors and patterns.  Dye Master will prepare and maintain 9 different dyebaths on each day. We will be using Merino Needle Punch batts which we will felt before each class.  Chad's whole giant collection of resist tools will be at your fingers.  All Levels. $30 supply fee




March 6-8th, 2015  Art and Soul Retreat
Portland, OR
Contact: www.artandsoulretreat.com
March 6th Mokume Bark Resist Shaped Felted Scarf
(Art and Soul Retreat, Portland, OR)

Art for your neck! Join us to learn to felt a full size fine merino scarf using needle punch batts and then learn an ancient Japanese resist stitching method (but with a modern twist) to create bark-like texture and patterns. You will learn to do two different resist dyeing colors.


March 7th Resist Dyeing on Hand Felted Wool.
(Art and Soul Retreat, Portland, OR)
Tired of Paper? Bored with cardboard? Don’t despair. Here’s the perfect material! Incredibly beautiful and colorful Resist Dyed Hand-made Felt. It feels like butter to stitch on and beads will leap out of your hands to settle on this remarkable textile. The class will first learn how to felt and full fine Australian Merino needle punch batts, and Dye Master Chad will show how to set up a safe and workable dye kitchen. Then, using hundreds of weird and fascinating resist tools, you will be guided into the world of resist dyeing on felt – very different from anything else! We’ll do 9 dye baths, over-dyeing your felt samples into amazing textiles. Students will make 14 approximately 6” x 10” samples which then are ready for beading, stitching, embellishing, books, jewelry making, art pieces…it really boggles the mind 
 
March 8th  Long Stitch Resist Dyed Felted Wrapped Journal
(Art and Soul Retreat, Portland, OR)

Create a perfect sized (4.5" W x 3.5"H x 1") marvelous hand bound Journal from your very own hand felted and resist dyed felt that feels sooooo good in your hands. (see below for felt information) We will line the felt with thrift store leather for a wonderful, pampered feel to your journal, learn to fold and prepare the 72 blank pages and sew the pages to the cover with a attractive long stitch binding of 4 ply waxed linen thread.
I will demonstrate three very interesting closures for the journal and you'll have time in class to completely finish your book. Just about everything will be provided for you. All levels.

 
April 4-5, 2015 - Asheville Studio Workshop 
Two Days of Resist Dyeing
Contact: chad@chalicehagen.com
 This is my most popular workshop! Spend two whole days resist dyeing dozens of felt samples with incredible colors and patterns.  Dye Master will prepare and maintain 9 different dyebaths on each day. We will be using Merino Needle Punch batts which we will felt before each class.  Chad's whole giant collection of resist tools will be at your fingers.  All Levels. $30 supply fee




May 2-3, 2015 - Asheville Studio Workshop
Two Felted and Dyed Scarves (The Airey Fairy and Mokume/Bark Scarf)
Contact: chad@chalicehagen.com
This two scarf class will start by students dyeing their own merino roving and needlepunch batts with Dry Dye Powder dyeing.  Then we will learn to felt the batt and stitch it with a traditional Japanese resist stitching method called Mokume to create a bark-like design and texture and re-dye the scarf in a resist dye bath.  The next day we will learn to lay out the dyed merino roving and wet felt the beautiful Airey Fairy scarf. (supply fee)

May 9-10, 2015 - Asheville Studio Workshop
To be announced
Contact: chad@chalicehagen.com

May 17-22, 2015  John C. Campbell Folk School
BookArts/Feltmaking: Exquisite Hand-Felted Books
Brasstown, NC 
Contact:www.folkschool.org   828-837-2775  800-FOLK-SCH
Learn to use hundreds of interesting tools and multiple dye baths to resist-dye handfelted fine Merino book covers. Then bead and stitch these luscious felts and experiment with several different binding techniques to create remarkable works of art. Binding formats include Coptic, long-stitch, and a few "mystery" bindings. Take home at least four fabulous books. All levels welcome.

June 26 - 30, 2015  Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts
..."And Their Covers Were Made of Textiles..." Beginning Book Binding
La Conner, WA  98257
Contact: gail@gailcreativestudies.com  360-466-0110
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Class description:

Ever wonder what to do with those beautiful scraps of fabric too precious to toss? Do you have a drawer full of samples from surface design and weaving classes, beautiful textiles found on your travels, stunning finds from a resale shop or even a small piece of cherished calico left over from grandma's quilting days?


 And would you like several fabulous hand bound blank books? This exciting class will introduce you to several wonderful bookbinding techniques - and they all will incorporate your textiles!


We will learn to make tea stained pages for a Perfect Bound Notebook; create a hard cover, flat opening Favorite Sketchbook; a colorful Concertina Coptic Bound Journal, learn to make pockets, envelopes and pull out maps for a Handsome Field Journal and if we have time, a sweet Needle Book to store those friendly tools.


 You'll learn all the steps of beginning book making from folding and tearing your own pages to transforming your own fabric into book covers to learning how to accept all the praise you'll receive when you show your friends what you have made.

Most supplies furnished. All levels.


July 16-19, 2015  Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association
Three Fabulous Felted and Dyed Scarves to Warm Your Heart
Millersville, PA
Contact: registrar@mafafiber.org   www.mafa-conference-2015.org
Three days of intense fun dyeing and felting intensive class and we’ll make three very different hand dyed and felted merino wool scarves. We will be working with both fine Australian merino needle punch batts and merino roving. The focus will be on dyeing, both resist and immersion, to shape and change the hand and surface of the scarf. We’ll create the shape resist Mokume/Bark scarf, the Spider-Moon shawl and the all time favorite, the Airey Fairey Scarf.

August 31-September 4, 2015  Sievers School of Fiber Arts
Resist Shaped Hand Felted Scarves 
Washington Island, WI
Contact: mail@sieversschool.com  920-847-2264  www.sieversschool.com
Join us for felting and resist-dyeing super soft merino wool scarves that will stand up like a fine collar around your neck, cover your shoulders like a shawl, or drape beautifully. You’ll learn three different immersion-dyeing techniques as well as easy ways to resist-dye that actually change the texture and feel of the felt. Using such simple equipment as scissors, clamps, metal bits, stones, etc. you’ll have fun creating stunning fashion statements

September 18-20, 2015  North County Fiber Fair
Felted Scarf Bonanza! Three Days/Three Different Scarves
Watertown, SD
Contact: www.northcountryfiberfair.org
(Each day is a separate class. Please contact organizers as to dates)
Join me in South Dakota (my first visit to this wonderful state) for the North Country Fiber Fair.  I'll be teaching three days, a different scarf on each day.  You can pick and choose which days to join me!  I'll be teaching my famous Airey Fairy Scarf and you get to choice colors from my hand dyed merino roving.  The exotic Moon Spider Shawl will make an appearance and students will be learning dye powder dyeing to create their own beautiful shawl.  And finally, a chance to make the most beautiful Mokume Bark Scarf, learning how to felt needle punch batts and do two different resist dye baths.  Come and enjoy!

October 9-12, 2015  Eastern Great Lakes Fiber Conference
Three Resist Shaped Hand Felted Scarves 
Chautauqua, NY
Contact: www.eglfc.org
Spend three wonderful days creating three fabulous and warm hand felted scarves! We will learn to felt both fine Australian merino needle punch batts and roving along with learning different dyeing techniques for each of your scarves and easy, fascinating resist sharing techniques that actually change the texture and feel of the felt. Have lots of fun creating incredible fashion statements using odd bits of metal, clamps and rocks. We’ll be making the multi-colored Airey Faiery scarf, the exotic and mysterious Mokume (Bark) scarf and the sophisticated Bubble Boa. (No nuno felting)

October 28-November 1, 2015  MIAWA Textile Symposium
Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
Contact: Miawa@maiwa.com
Wednesday Oct. 28th - Lecture "The Perils and Pearls of Mid Career Angst"
(MIAWA Textile Symposium  Granville Island, Vancouver, BC)

Chad Alice Hagen, a woman of a certain age, has had textiles in her life since she was popped into a hand knit sweater featuring green squirrels at the impressionable age of 2. She taught herself to knit with old string and blunt pencils when she was about 4 and continued to be pretty contrary as she searched out and explored textile techniques over the next 60 plus years.

One needs to be pretty contrary to choose a course of study in hand felt-making in the mid-70's and to continue that exploration through three college degree programs, a Fulbright stint in New Zealand, writing books on feltmaking, getting work published on the covers of textile magazines and 40 some years of teaching.

But then what happens once one is established in a certain field and then wants to start all over again in a totally different field, maybe one of bookbinding, say?  Or wants to become a writer without knowing how to type or live on a sailboat without knowing how to swim.  How are you defined as an artist? How do you define yourself?  Artist or feltmaker?  Career path or has-been? Adventure or safety net?  Should you really care?

Everyone probably comes to this point. Usually the next step involved is making a bucket list of everything left to do except following one's heart.  Chad doesn't have a bucket, but rather a notebook and a life long ability to amuse herself while she wonders about the exploration of an artistic life as a course of study.

Bring tissues, chocolate and gin.

Thursday/Friday Oct. 29-30th - Resist Dyeing on Hand Felted Wool
(MIAWA Textile Symposium  Granville Island, Vancouver, BC)
 
The combination of soft and luxurious felted merino wool and the pure color magic of resist dyeing is a match made in textile heaven. For two wonderful days our class will learn to felt and full fine Australian merino wool needle batts. Dye Master Chad will show how to set up a safe and workable dye kitchen and then using hundreds of weird and fascinating metal and wool tools and clips, all will be guided into the mysterious world of resist dyeing on felt. We’ll do 9 different dye baths each day dyeing and over-dyeing your felt samples into amazing textiles. Students will make 22 approximately 6” x 10” samples each day which are then ready for beading, stitching, embellishing, books, jewelry making, art pieces…it really boggles the mind!

Saturday/Sunday Oct. 31-Nov. 1 - Handmade Books with a Textile Twist
(MIAWA Textile Symposium  Granville Island, Vancouver, BC)
Ever wonder what to do with those beautiful scraps of fabric too precious to toss? Do you have a drawer full of carefully folded samples from surface design classes, Beautiful textiles found on your travels?   Bags of rescued treasures from charity shops, or fliched from your granny's quilting stash?

Then imagine how wonderful it would be to make your own journals, filled with blank pages and covered with your textile!

This class will introduce you to two great bookbinding techniques, (a concertina coptic journal and a fabulous sketchbook) which you'll be able to recreate at home.  You'll learn all the steps of beginning book making from folding and tearing your own pages to transforming your own fabric into book covers
  


2 comments:

  1. Hi Chad,I live in Australia, do you have any Workshop DVD's?

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  2. Not coming to the west much. :(

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