Tammy L. Deck

Collage, Layering and Laminating in Fibers

May 24-29, 2015 (Four Teaching Days)

Collage artists, painters, textile and wearable artists are all encouraged to apply their hand in the creation of textural, artistic fiberworks created through wet felting processes.  Needle work skills are NOT needed to participate in this exciting area of fiber art.  Students will combine silk-painting and feltmaking to create a multitude of richly textured pieces using techniques such as: nuno/laminated felt, free-hand lace, layering and collage (wall/decorative pieces and wearables such as wrap shawls or vests). Hand dyeing silk fabrics, wool yarns and merino fleece quickly progresses to project planning and personal exploration, be it wearable or wallable. Beginners are welcome. This active class does involve time on your feet and some upper body strength. 

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: $515
(Tiered pricing not available)
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $365
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, 5/24
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 package)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 5/25-5/28
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own or Box Lunches can be ordered (pre-order required)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Thursday, 5/28
1:00 p.m. Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, 5/29
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Monday 5:30 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner
    Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)

    Tuesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    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 5:30 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    Thursday 5:30 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

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.