NOTE: Our SUMMER PROGRAM for CHILDREN is canceled, along with all SPRING In-House classes.
Felt Lab 1M20
Come out of your comfort zone in this experimental approach through guided exercises with wool, silk, paper, inks and threads. Understand how wool behaves during the process of felting, how different breeds affect shrinkage and texture, and how to prepare silk by painting and dyeing it before felting it with wool. Create textural elements and add simple embroidery stitches with threads, horse hair and fishing line. Start and finish a hanging or 3-dimensional object. Limit 8 students
Eva Camacho makes felted clothing, decorations, jewelry, housewares and accessories at her company Lana Handmade, based in Northampton, Mass. She creates nuno felt by combining fine silk and the finest merino wool. Much of her work is inspired by nature. Eva grew up in Alcaudete, Spain. She sources wool from New England farmers and incorporates material from the woods into some of her work.
"I usually start by hand-dyeing the wool (with natural dyes I have created myself from plant matter), which is then felted together with fine silk. To create patterns on the silk, I use techniques such as free motion embroidery, hand-stitching, beading and printing. My work is the result of the fusion of the ancient art form of felt-making with modern techniques to create new and elegant styles."
Fiber Arts and Mixed Media
Materials & Tools:
Some materials provided in class; additional materials list coming soon!!