Course Start DatesSaturday 25th April 2020
About the Course
Inspired by the Icelandic landscape, this workshop focuses on making a nuno felted scarf by creating fissure patterns and complex surface textures.
During my visit to Iceland in 2019, I was struck by the juxtaposition of the rugged landscapes with the fragility of the environment and precarious existence of life on the island. As a result I have been exploring these aspects of the Icelandic environment by fusing felted wool and silk fabrics. Taking this inspiration I have designed this workshop in which we will explore how to create pre-felt and apply this fused wool to silk fabrics to design your own unique nuno felted scarf.
Working with merino wool we will embellish the wool surface with silk & viscose fibres to prepare a pre-felt. You will learn how to dye your silk charden fabric in your chosen colour and understand the principles of nuno felting. By the close of the workshop you will create a unique scarf having learnt the nuno felting process to bond the pre-felted fabric with the silk fabric.
This is a great opportunity to learn several new techniques during a one day workshop and apply them to creating a finished scarf.
Small workshop groups are guaranteed, allowing you plenty of individual tuition. I will guide you through each stage of the process and supply illustrated handout notes to take home, giving you all the information you need to continue future felt making projects.
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What's included in the price?
All materials and light refreshments are included. A generous supply of tea, coffee & biscuits are available throughout the day to fuel your creativity. You are advised to being along a packed lunch.
We have aprons, but advise bringing along a water proof apron if you have one. Wear comfortable shoes and 'old' clothes that you don't mind getting damp or dyed.
Your tutor will be Emma Jackson, a felt maker with over fifteen years experience teaching, designing & making felt for her award winning textiles company, Silversoles. The workshop will take place in her home studio in South Birmingham with a small group of no more than five. Please note: the studio is situated at the bottom of a garden with one step up to access the building.
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