Nuno felt is a lightweight, drapable fabric made by bonding loose fiber into a sheer fabric. In this class, you’ll learn this fun and magical technique by creating a colorful butterfly on a hand-dyed silk wrap. You’ll also learn how to add embellishments – flowers, silk roses, and leaves. And then, once your design is laid out, you’ll learn the proper way to felt it. You’ll leave with a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind wrap that you’ll be proud to wear in all seasons!
Margo Duke was born in Scotland and came to the US with her family when she was twelve years old. Some of her ancestors were Harris Tweed weavers, so the love of working with fiber and color is in her genes. She knits, crochets, natural dyes/prints, hand stitches, makes paper, and smocks special textile works. Her felting journey began in the early 2000s when she discovered the brand-new Baby Lock Embellisher. This fascinating needle-felting machine became a wonderful and colorful obsession, and Margo has since authored two books on the topic. She also teaches widely, and she has won numerous awards for her garments, including several Best of Show ribbons at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festivals.
$360 – $430
Additional Supply Fee: None. The $22 materials fee for a piece of hand-dyed silk, a butterfly image, and enough wool top/extra silk to create your design is included in the class cost.
Scholarship Available: No
Minimum Number of Students: 6 by March 1, 2024
Maximum Number of Students: 13
- A plastic dishpan for water and soap (if you don’t already have one, we have several at the SEFAA Center)
- A small natural sponge (not synthetic)
- Two old thirsty towels
Class Schedule: Class will be in-person at the SEFAA Center with a 1-hr break for lunch:
- Saturday, March 16 from 10 am to 5 pm
- Sunday, March 17 from 10 pm to 5 pm
COVID-19 Policy: SEFAA is following the CDC COVID-19 Community Level guidelines for DeKalb County, Georgia. Masks are only required in the SEFAA Center at High Covid-19 Community Levels.