Wearable Art: Nuno Felting

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Wearable Art: Nuno Felting

March 2 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Creating a wearable art piece from wool and silk through the process of Nuno Felting is a playful, meditative, creative and rewarding workshop. Join experienced felt artist and educator Donna L Bennett as she guides participants through creating a hand-crafted Nuno Felt Scarf from a very special type of silk called Rarified Margilan silk and fine hand-dyed wool roving. 

This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as those who have some experience but wish to expand their skill set.

Cost of workshop: $180/ $210 Registration closes February 16 or when capacity is reached. Don’t wait to secure your spot.

Nuno felting is the process of laminating wool roving through a fine woven textile such as silk or cotton simply through felting (no stitching or gluing required).  Unlike traditional felt, which is fairly dense, Nuno Felt is a very light textile with a beautiful drape and gloss from the silk along with the warmth and durability of the felted wool.

What is rarified silk?

Rarified silk is one of the most popular silks in felt making. It is the finest of all the Margilan silks and is also known as sparse, gossamer or butterfly silk. It weighs only 8g per square metre and has a high lustre which it maintains after dyeing. The silk is ideal for nuno felting.

Nuno Felting your scarf

Immerse yourself in a tactile and colourful experience as you learn about materials and dyes as you create your scarf. Learn the steps involved in producing a lasting piece of wearable art through Nuno Felting.  You will take home your very own creation to compliment your personal style .

All hand-prepared materials are included. Please bring a lunch.

Please note: 
The felting process can be physically challenging as prolonged standing and bending from the waist is required. 

Nuno felted scarf by Donna L Bennett

Hand dyed Rarefied Margilan silk used for Nuno felting

Nuno felted scarf by Donna L Bennett

Your instructor:

Donna L Bennett is a fibre artist who creates and lives in Chemainus.  She creates wearable art in a “slow clothing” process of felting and Nuno Felting – incorporating a loosely woven silk textile into the wool. Blending both commercially dyed and her small, vat-dyed fibres, Donna creates designs that are one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by the local landscape. “I create wearable art as a vessel: a container for the human form with the practicality of a garment that brings warmth and comfort and the whimsy of an accessory that enhances the natural beauty of the wearer.” See Donna’s work: https://facebook.com/feltedewe/


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