Silk & Wool Workshops @ The Academy

Silk & wool workshop

Make a Beautiful Nuno Felted Scarf in Time for the Holidays

Silk & Wool Workshops offered Saturdays, Oct. 21 & 28 ~ 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. @ Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard

Join Cholpon and Jon of Kyrgyz-Konnection as they teach the techniques of Nuno Felting, the process of combining silk and wool to make beautiful designs and colorful patterns of wearable art. Sign up now for these exciting Silk & Wool Workshops taking place upstairs at The Academy @ the Boatyard on Oct. 21 and 28.

silk & wool workshopKyrgyz-Konnection creates authentic hats, scarves and other wearable art in a traditional style from the country of Kyrgyzstan. For the past eight years Cholpon Djumabaeva and Jon Ortgiesen have traveled across the United States selling their hand-crafted products at art shows, county fairs, farmers markets and festivals. Now they are sharing their techniques for creating these beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces at Silk & Wool Workshops coming to The Academy @ the Boatyard in October.

Cholpon and Jon will provide all the materials, including wool hand-picked by local farmers. They prepare the wool and felt it for making their products, and they also buy already felted wool. Their designs involve an artistic combination of machine chain stitch and hand stitching.

Read more on the Kyrgyz-Konnection website about their business, how they got started and about their gorgeous silk and wool products — including custom-made items such as wool hats and scarfs to match favorite sports team colors.

Workshop details:

  • 6-hour workshops offered Oct. 21 & 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • $110 per person
  • All materials included
  • Limited to 12 people for quality instruction
  • Adult only workshop
  • Reserve your place with check or credit card
  • Workshop location: The Academy @ the Boatyard – Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard, 3117 Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor
  • Future dates may be added with interest

    silk & wool workshop

    This silk and wool scarf by Kyrgyz-Konnection was named Best of Show at the 2017 San Diego Art Festival.

For more information and to register, please contact Jon Ortgiesen by phone or email:  (253) 857-7890;

silk & wool workshops

Cholpon Djumabaeva of Kyrgyz-Konnection works on a felted hat.

silk & wool workshops

Jon Djumabaeva prepares wool for felted wool and silk creations.




Leave a Comment