In this one day workshop you'll create a simple white nuno felt scarf in the morning then dye it in the afternoon using a selections of easy to find organic plant materials and rusty metal. We'll work in white and add a selection of un-dyed embellishing fibres to the scarves, everyone can enjoy the process of laying out the wool knowing that this will be the biggest design decision of the morning!
In the afternoon we'll transform the scarves by bundling them together with a selection of organic plant materials so they be tied together and either steamed or cooked in plant enriched water for a couple of hours. Sharon will bring a good selection of samples for participants to study, and she'll explain how to achieve different effects and strong leaf outlines depending on the method chosen; this will be covered prior to putting the pieces in the dye pot. Different ways of folding, bundling and tying the scarves also create different designs in the finished pieces.
Please save your onion skins for the class.
Learn this super easy technique of nuno felting. Any skill level is welcome, even if you've never felted before.
The session consist of one 6 hour lesson.
The 2016 schedule is shown below. Choose a group and sign up!
Group 1: Saturday, June 11 (10 AM-4 PM)
Group 2: TBD (E-mail us to join this waiting list!)
Cost: Does not include materials.
Please arrive 1/2 hour early for registration on the first day. Hope to see you there!