Felt Fusion Through Substrates: Texturing, Edging and Object Inclusion
Lisa Klakulak, Instructor
August 10-13, 2017 (9am-4pm)
Material Fee: $40
Fusion (also known as nuno, laminate and hybrid) is the term I use to refer to the coercing of wool fibers through other pre-structured fabrics. Participants will explore the variables in this process to better direct their results and discover new possibilities through a series of studies and samples. The workshop focuses on experimenting with the inclusion of various substrate materials (not only silks!) for the purposes of creating light weight and draping felt fabrics, developing extraordinary fabric textures including the use of partial felts as a type of texture resist and incorporating durable materials/objects. Simultaneously, a variety of ways to finish the edges of the fabric inclusion will be sampled (folded edge, partial felt edge, and partial felt patterned edge).
$40 Material Fee includes:
- 3oz (85 g) merino wool fiber in a variety of colors,
- Moroccan Olive Oil Soap,
- a wire brush,
- a selection of fabric for studies and explorations,
- an agitation mat
Disclaimer: Images are exemplary of the techniques to be learned and are not examples of projects to be completed during the course.