Fissure II – Nuno Felted Scarves
5 September @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm£75
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 sketchbooks 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. Further information and images can be found by following the website links.