August-September 2013 classes at the new HeartFelt Silks studio

Our new studio in Hudson, WI has a great and busy summer! Here are a few photos from recent classes at the studio. Our August-September schedule of classes is below. Classes fill up quickly, so be sure to call early to register. See you soon!
Lovely Students from the Wet Felting and Silk Dyeing classes at the HEARTFELT SILKS Studio.


Learn the art of FELTING!
Take a felting class with fiber artist Robbin Firth at HeartFelt Silks® Studio
Let your creativity flourish and create unique fashion accessories and home decor objects!

Location: 401 Second Street, Hudson, WI 54016  at SEASONS on St. Croix Gallery

phone: 651-263-7275 email:

Felted Lightweight Cotton Gauze Scarf
Felting and experimenting with hand-dyed cotton gauze is the starter for this lightweight summer scarf. Fabric, merino fiber and various silk fibers go into this unique and classy summer creation. Never felted before? No problem, we will teach you the convenient non-rolling technique with the Heartfelt Silks patent-pending Palm Washboard tool. 3 hr class. Materials provided. (Bring a couple of towels.)
Material & class fee: $65.00                                               Monday, August 12, 1pm-4pm
Cross Hatch Scarf
Create your own lattice style scarf or wrap that looks like an open weave of criss-crossed fibers. This technique makes a beautiful scarf that looks complicated, but is easy to learn. We will use merino roving, silk embellishing threads and your own scrap yarn bits to create the design and then wet felt with the Robbin’s Palm Washboard, an innovative non-rolling technique.
Material & class fee: $55.00                                              Monday, August 26, 1pm-4pm          
Thursday, September 5, 6pm-9pm                                  Tuesday, September 17, 6pm-9pm
Merino Prefelt Scarf/Cowl
Create an original scarf or cowl using Australian merino prefelt and many hand dyed merino silk and embellishing fibers. Robbin will show the process of wet felting using the Palm Washboard tool. You will create a double sided design on your scarf or cowl with no rolling involved. 3 hour class.
Material & class fee: $65.00                                        Wednesday, August 21,  6pm-9pm             
Wednesday, September 11, 6pm-9pm                       Monday, September 30, 1pm-4pm
Parent and child —  Intro to feting
Never felted before? Want to try a new way of felting? This class will give you the basics of wet felting merino wool and embellishing fibers. You will create bracelets, coasters, flowers, coffee cozies, as well as learning the basics of flat surface designing. Bring a couple bath towels. 6 yrs of age & older
Material and class fee: $45.00                                    Thursday, August 15, 1pm-3pm


Other felting classes can be arranged by appointment. Private and group instruction available. Contact Robbin at 651-263-7275 for details.