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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 the precarious existence of life on the island. As a result I have been exploring these aspects of the Icelandic environment in my sketchbook and by fusing felted wool with 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 wools 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 gain an understanding of 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.

 

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. 

Fissures II - Nuno Felted Scarves: Saturday 24th April 2020

SKU: 00010
£75.00Price
  • Do I need to be able to felt to attend this workshop?

    Some previous felting experience is required. Whilst all abilities are welcomed, this workshop is suitable for those with a basic understanding of felt making or more experienced welters wishing to expand their felting skills.

    What is provided in the workshop?

    All materials and equipment are provided. Illustrated handouts notes are offered to enable you to continue to practice what you learn during the workshop. I suggest you bring along a camera / camera phone to help your record the your work during the workshop.

    Do I need to bring anything?

    If you have a stash of yarns or carded fibres (such as mohair, soya etc) you would like to include in your scarf, do bring them along. 

    You will need to bring a pack lunch.

    Should I wear specific types of clothing? 

    Wear old clothes and comfortable footwear and bring along a plastic apron iIf you have one to a plastic, to protect your clothing, we do have a selection of fabric aprons for your use.

    How long is the workshop?

    This is a full day workshop: 10am - 4:00pm. 

    Participants are asked to arrive at 9:45am for a 10am start.

    Do you cater for dietary restrictions?

    Light refreshments are provided during all our workshops. We offer a selection of light refreshments that include traditional, herbal & fruit teas, coffee (de/caffeinated), squash and water to drink alongside sweet snacks (biscuits, flapjack, cake or seasonal fruit).

    If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance, and we will make adjustments to cater for your need. 

    You will need to bring a pack lunch.