NOTE: Our SUMMER PROGRAM for CHILDREN is canceled, along with all SUMMER and FALL In-House classes.
Nuno Felted Scarf 1W20
Create a nuno felted scarf, combining merino wool and silk. Learn how to lay out fine merino wool on silk and how to roll and manipulate the wool until it goes through the silk. Take home a beautiful, silky scarf to wear in any season. 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:
Teacher will bring a kit that students can buy for $50. The kit includes:
- 3 oz of fine merino wool, 18-19 microns, hand-dyed
- 2.5 yards of silk hand-dyed
- bar olive oil soap
- mosquito screen, 24” x 24"
Students should bring:
- all the above if not interested in purchasing the kit
- 2 large towels
- 1 small towel
- 1 spray bottle
- bubble wrap, 24” x 100”, rolls available in Target, Staples and HomeDepot.
- notebook and pen to take notes
- a couple of grocery plastic bags
$20 payable in class.