Shadow Felting + Surface Design + Garment Construction
Fiona Duthie, Instructor
June 13-15, 2017 (9am-4pm)
Material Fee: $0
Shadow Felting: Working in layers of silk gauze and small amounts of fine merino wools, we’ll create highly refined, drapable textiles of the lightest weight possible. This strata effect adds depth and interest to the felt surface, building up shading and shadows in both neutral compositions and those highly colored. Garment design will be covered encompassing color, form and fit, plus seamless garment construction for feltmaking. Participants can make either a dress, vest, skirt or small jacket.
Day 1: Surface and Shape: Overview of shadow felting techniques, color theory discussion, construction for fit, measuring and resist construction for garments, beginning layout.
Day 2: Felt and Form: Completion of felt layout, surface design, beginning felting.
Day 3: Reveal and Refine: Final felting, techniques for final fitting and refining the felt surfaces, review of techniques.
Surface fabric manipulation and layering of wool fiber and textiles to create the lightest weight fabrics. Aesthetic composition. Tints, shades and tones in color theory. Seamless felt making, creating custom resists. Tools and techniques to get the best fit in a simple garment. Refined felt making to achieve exacting end results.