Monday, 30 January 2017

Nuno Felting & Upcycled Waste-Coat workshop

Waste-coat in progress

I'm really excited to announce a brand new 2-day workshop I will be co-hosting with the award winning Queen of Welsh Up-cycling Carys Hedd:
Nuno Felting & Upcycled Waste-Coat
Saturday & Sunday 4th & 5th March 10-4pm
6 Arcade, Cardigan SA43 1HJ

Day One
Nuno Felting with Sarah Enoch of Calonwlân Felt.

We will be making Nuno felt to be incorporated on day 2 into a fabulous Upcycled Waste-Coat.
Nuno felting is the process of fusing wool fibres with a loose weave fabric to create a totally new and highly textured fabric. During the process, the wool fibres move through the weave of the fabric and attach themselves to each other creating a permanent network of fibres. As the wool fibres shrink in the final part of the process they distort the weave creating an interesting texture.
There will be an additional charge for felting wool and other materials (including vintage sari silk and hand dyed silk chiffon, usually under £10) OR you are welcome to bring your own: this is a fabulous opportunity to up-cycle that old chiffon scarf or that old favourite (but now tatty) cheesecloth blouse you have still got hanging around in the back of your wardrobe. A full list of what to bring will be sent out to you when you book.
 Please note: Felting does require moderate physical exertion and at times stamina and perseverance :-)

Day Two
Upcycled waste-coat with Carys-Hedd
We will be using the nuno felted piece in combination with a jumper or two - cutting and using upcycling (machine stitching) techniques to create a delicious new waste-coat, without a pattern, on a mannequin. Bring your own jumpers to upcycle. Loosely woven garments are more difficult to work with, so traditional jumpers are best to use, especially if you’ve never done this before! Bring a variety of colours which will blend well together.

£100 for the weekend including lunch and refreshments plus use of sewing machines and basic felting equipment.

Please book with 50% deposit as space is limited.