Enjoy making a bag with a beautifully textured surface using natural fibres and fabrics. Combining wool, cotton or silk you will be shown how to use resists and nuno felting techniques to construct a seamless felted wool bag with integrated resist patterning within the surface.
During the workshop you will learn how to -
- Design and make your bag
- Made a resist pattern from a template to form your seamless bag
- Create surface pattern and texture by using resist shapes and fabrics
- Make seamless 3d felt
- Incorporate fabric texture using Nuno technique
This is a great day to expand your felt making skills - suitable for those with felt making experience and looking to expand their felting knowledge, as groups are kept small. The bag shape you make will vary depending on attendees expereince and design ideas. Once you have learnt the nuno and 3d resist skills you will be able to begin applying them to future projects, for instance cushions, purses and vessels.
Suitable for: Intermediates & Advanced Beginners. Please note this workshop requires attendee to have core felt making skills and some basic nuno experience.
Nuno Felt Bag with Resists
Do I need to be able to felt to attend this workshop?
Some sound knowledge of felt making is useful. It is advisable to have completed a basic Introduction to Feltmaking workshop and practiced the technique to an beginners+ / intermediate level before embarking on this workshop.
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?
All the materials required for this workshop are supplied, however, if you have a stash of yarns, silk or cotton fabrics you would like to use, (and lets face it which of us that love textiles doesn’t?), please bring them along to incorporate into your bag.
Bring a pack lunch. Light refreshments of tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day. We will take a break for lunch at a mutual agreeable time. If the weather is kind to use we will eat in the garden, alternatively we’ll have a lunch break in the studio. Let me know if you have any dietary requirements so we can accommodate your needs.
Wear old clothes and comfortable footwear and bring along an apron.
We have a selection of fabric aprons for your use, but if you have a plastic apron you may wish to bring it to protect your clothing.