What is a Felt Pelt? Susan Thompson Tells All

Felt Pelt… It’s Hot, It’s New and It’s at Creativ!

Creativ Festival, Bagsmith

Susan Thompson, Instructor at Creativ Festival.

Susan Thompson is an accomplished knitter who believes finishing techniques are as important as the knitting to achieve beautiful results. Susan contributed 6 patterns to ‘The Complete Idiot’s Guide of Knitting’, developed knitting tutorials and helped The BagSmith to develop and bring to market ‘Block n Roll’, the flexible blocking mat. www.BagSmith.com


Blocking & Finishing Your Knits (20) Beginner

Susan Thomspon, Creativ Festival Workshop

Learn to Block and Finish with Susan at Creativ Festival.

Learn the techniques involved in giving your knitted pieces their TA-DA moment and make them into treasured heirlooms. Susan demonstrates how to steam and wet block and use blocking wires. Learn how to wash your knitted garments to save dry cleaning money and the environment! Then it’s time to explore the many different methods for assembling and finishing your knitted pieces. We’ll give some of them a try to help you develop a strategy for finishing before you begin your next project. Bring: 3 small knit swatches & appropriate needles. Details provided with registration.

3 Hour Workshop – Thurs 9:00 to 12:00


Felt Pelt™ Adventure (20) Beginner

Susan Thomspon, Creativ Festival

Susan Thompson Teaches the Felt Pelt for Beginners at Creativ Festival (Front View)

Using Bagsmith’s Felt Pelt as your canvas, explore multiple embellishment options as you make a fold over clutch. The Felt Pelt is a pre-felted fabric made from 90% merino wool and 10% silk. Here’s a great opportunity to put your creative juices into action as you needle felt, sew and/or bead onto your canvas to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Work with Apple Creek Chunky yarn in colours made to co-ordinate perfectly with the Felt Pelts. Required felting tool is available for purchase in class $15. Minimal Supply List & Kit $35

Creativ Festival, Susan Thompson

Susan Thomspon, Rear View of the Felt Pelt Project.

3 Hour Workshop – Sun 9:00 to 12:00

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Creativ Festival is back October 22 to 26, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building offering 3 days of unbeatable shopping and 5 days of hands-on learning. Choose from 200 workshops and seminars and register for classes individually or save with conference passes.

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