Nuno or laminated felt offers endless possibilities for creating unusual lightweight fabrics by taking advantage of the different shrinkage properties of wool and silk. The “tools” are simple – bubble wrap, hot water, and soap – and the technique is as close to instant gratification you can get in the fiber world. Start exploring this limitless technique by felting your own lightweight scarf in this one-day class! You’ll start with wisps of wool and lightweight silk and you’ll leave with a unique textile with textured surfaces and complex colors – the result of the almost magical interplay between your materials.
Geri Forkner’s fiber art is defined by life-long passions to make one of everything and save materials from the global scrapheap. She studied weaving and surface design at Georgia State University, guild workshops, and craft schools. As a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, Geri combines her love of traditional processes with new techniques and technologies. She teaches both children and adults and exhibits her award-winning fiber art internationally. She recently finished a residency at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts as part of the Appalachian Craft and Culture Fellowship. Stay in touch with Geri at www.weavingschool.wordpress.com.
$150 – $180
Additional Supply Fee: None. The $30 cost for a 2-yd silk scarf blank, wool, and miscellaneous supplies is included in the class cost.
Level: Beginner – no prior experience necessary. Students with experience will be challenged to build their skills.
Number of Students: 6 – 10
- 3 yd long piece of 12″-wide bubble wrap (small bubble)
- old towel
- elastic or stocking legs for ties
- small container for water
Class Schedule: Class will be in-person at the SEFAA Center from 10 to 4.30 pm on Saturday, November 6th. There will be a 1/2-hr break for lunch.
Covid 19 Policy: Mask wearing is mandatory in the SEFAA Center regardless of vaccination status.