What happens when you bring fine merino wool together with a light, gauzy fabric? You get texture galore.
From ruffles to puckers to subtle texture, there is endless possibility when working wool through fabric and then letting the magic of felting happen.
The weekend of April 26 and 27th, I will be teaching a two-day workshop at the Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville on beautiful Whidbey Island. Students will spend time experimenting with various fabrics to achieve different textures. Once they have sampled, they will create a scarf, wrap or shrug.
Tuition: $255, material fee: $40, registration fee: $15
Register online at www.pacificnorthwestartschool.org or by phone 360-678-3396.
There was lots of discussion last night about the color of this nunofelt wrap.
Neither blue, green or teal is quite the color to describe it. Mary Harris, owner of the Fiber Gallery and my business host for the Phinneywood Artwalk suggested Duwamish Tide (the Duwamish River being an urban waterway polluted by years of industrial contamination and vital to the region’s economy).
The peanut gallery sitting around at the end of the evening suggested naming this color would be a great contest.
Leave a comment with your name suggestion here, or use the contact form at SpiderFelt.com. The prize will be a nunofelt scarf kit with instructions, silk, and merino roving to make a simple scarf in these colors. A winner will be selected at random in two weeks, on May 26th.
Edit May 29th: And the winner is CraftyB, selected by Random Number Generator. Many thanks to everyone who left a comment and color suggestion. I think I will add all of the color suggestions as tags in my Etsy listing.
Tomorrow is your chance to work a little wool magic. Toss a little roving with a whisper of silk and voila, you have a whole lot of style to whip over your shoulder, wrap around your neck or tie around your waist.
Join me at my Ballard studio to create an original nunofelt scarf. Register by leaving a comment through my contact form. You know you’ve been waiting for an opportunity like this to knock on your door.