With Len de Graaf
Saturday Nov 23, 2019 | 10am-4pm
Yarn Painting originated with the Huichol (pronounced wee-chol) Native People’s in Western Mexico over two hundred years ago. The Huichol technique of twisting, coiling and pressing coloured yarn into beeswax covered boards, will be the same technique used to create stunning and vibrant landscapes in this day long workshop with Len de Graaf.
Kit fee: A additional $20 kit fee is payable direct to the instructor workshop day, your kit includes 6” X 8” beeswax covered art boards and Canadian made Briggs & Little 2 ply yarn.
Note from teacher: Please bring a picture of your favourite landscape, look for simple images with lots of curves, if being inspired by a painted landscape please ensure your image is copyright free. You will also need a sharp pair of scissors!
Len de Graaf is a retired teacher and school administrator. About 8 years ago Len walked into a yarn shop and life changed and totally turned upside down for Len. The owners of this shop taught Len how to knit and the rest is history as they say......... the yarn stash kept GROWING until every room of the house was filled with tubs of yarn. His yarn quickly found new crafts that kept Len amused such as: Rug Hooking, Punch Needle, weaving, needle Felting ( okay he had to buy separate wool for that) and ofcourse his new favourite: yarn painting!
Today Len loves giving workshops and talks on his “yarn journey”. In the summer he loves spending time at his cottage on Scugog Island and the rest of the year he resides in Whitby with his partner and his 2 terriers! “Life is good”!