Tammy L. Deck

Sculptural Felting & Objects of Adornment

May 29-June 3, 2016 (Four Teaching Days)

Fiber Art goes dimensional during this 4-day experience. Students need not be familiar with needle art to participate in this medium. Attendees will explore 3D techniques using both wet and dry felting methods including needle and resist strategies. Felting over rocks, glass gems, stone or glass cabochons for a multitude of applications including jewelry, surface textures and objects of embellishment. Larger felt forms will also be explored such as, vessels, bowls, vases and hats. Solid form felting techniques resulting in baubles, beads, ropes, toggles and balls. Felting over armatures and found objects for jewelry, accessories and curious objects. Tammy will teach through demos and student sampling continuing on to work with each individual at their skill level towards realizing works aligned with their personal vision, taste and interest. A minimum expectation at the end of the session would be 4 to 5 (complete or near complete) sculptural ArtWear/ArtWork pieces.

Tammy L Deck was born and raised in Suburban Chicago.  She owns a creative art studio, "TLD Design Center & Gallery" in Westmont, IL where she has been teaching Felting Classes (together with weaving, knitting, and sewing) since 1995. Tammy's formal education includes Fashion Design Studies together with a BS degree and post grad studies in Clothing & Textile Science with Fiber Art from Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL). Tammy is on the Board of Advisers / adjunct faculty in Fashion Design at College of DuPage.

The majority of Tammy's work is focused on Fiber Art / ArtWear to enhance Home Interiors & Human Exteriors. She exhibits rigorously through summer Fine Art Festivals, the Illinois Artisan Shop of Chicago, the One of A Kind Show at Chicago's Merchandise Mart and her studio/gallery in Westmont, IL. She’s received numerous awards for work and captured four "Best of Show" designations to date.  Fall 2013 brought a solo exhibit titled "Fractured Felt" and travel to the Yukon/Canada to teach 3 days of wet-felting. Her laminated (nuno) felt work has been featured "Belle Armoire- Art to Wear" magazine, a national publication, as was an article she authored "Free Hand Felting Unleashed" Nov 2006 and "Recycled Sweater Hats" for Altered Couture Magazine Nov 2006. She demonstrated fabric painting and laminated (Nuno) felting techniques on the HGTV show "Crafters Coast to Coast" and has two felt works included in the book, "500 Felt Objects" by Lark Books (2011).

Studio: Something for all levels.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student: $530
(Tiered pricing not available)
Plus $50 Material Fee
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $385
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
NEW Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, 5/29
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in Room and Meal Package. $25 additional for day students.)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 5/30-6/2
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Thursday, 6/2
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, 6/3
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
    Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)

    Tuesday 7:30 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
    Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
    Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’sfor $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.