Surface Design & Dimension Using Prefelts
Take the mystery (and the guilt!) out of using prefelts to create surface design & dimension on felt. This wet felting class focuses on surface design techniques using handmade and commercial prefelts, partial felts, nuno prefelts and small felted pieces to create patterns and textural designs on a felt surface. Students will learn to make their own prefelts and nuno prefelts as well as "upcycle" pieces of an old project into something new! We will also be exploring embossing techniques using fabric overlays in combination with prefelts to create interesting textural surfaces. Many different techniques will be explored through sampling and creating finished projects using a neutral or monochrome color scheme (black, white, greys, tans) with pops of color for accents.
Day 1 - Making prefelts & nuno prefelts. Creating a journal cover using prefelts as surface design elements.
Day 2 - Using prefelts, nuno prefelts & overlays to create a small clutch bag.
Day 3 - Using prefelts on silk to create a nuno felt scarf.
Skill Level: Intermediate skill level (or higher) is required.
Please note: This class requires the handling of merino wool, use of mild soap (Dawn & Olive Oil soap) and hand rolling for extended periods. Not recommended for persons with sensitive skin, upper body restrictions or limited ability to stand for periods while rolling felt.
Required Experience or Prior Knowledge: Basic wet felting experience is required.
Maximum enrollment: 10 students
Materials Fee: $95.
All rolling equipment, watering devices, resists, rug pads, bubble wrap, soaps, etc. will be provided by the instructor for students to use during the workshop. Wool fiber, commercial prefelt, cotton & silk fabric and embellishments for the workshop will be included in the student materials kit. Materials fees are paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.