FANTASTIC FELT & NUNO-FELT HATS WORKSHOP with Dawn Edwards
Time & Location
About the event
Dawn Edwards Artist Bio: Dawn Edwards is a felt artist and tutor based in Plainwell, Michigan. She sells her work under the label ‘Felt So Right’ and teaches extensively within the USA and internationally. Dawn also is the co-coordinator of the not-for-profit group, 'Felt United', which currently has over 7,000 members world-wide. Dawn’s felt works have appeared in exhibitions, art shows, magazines and books most recently in the Fiber Art Now magazine’s Felt: Fiber Transformed 2019; the 2017, 2018 and 2019 issues of the Australian 'FELT' Magazine, (which included her felt pine cone hat on the cover). Numerous images of Dawn’s hats, as well as an interview were featured in Issue 127, June 2017 of the International Feltmakers Association ‘Felt Matters’ journal. Several images of Dawn's work, as well as a color essay, shared the pages of the new tri-lingual book published by Ellen Bakker/Textile-link, 'Worldwide Colours of Felt'.
During our felt exploration, there will be ample time for experimentation, as well as inspiration, as we create fabulous felt and nuno-felt hats. We will focus on techniques, patterns, and concepts…using both open and closed resists … to design our sculptural felt creations. Such a dilemma…So many hats and only one head! Which style will you choose? Fun, whimsical, or classic? The choice is yours.
We will create our hats with Merino wool tops/roving with the option of incorporating lightweight silk fabrics for nuno-felting. You will love the artistic possibilities, with functionality as an added bonus.
We will create our hats over a template (flat resist), using wet-felting techniques.
Skill Level for this workshop: Suitable for all levels. Some standing involved. We will be rolling our felt which requires some physical exertion, but you may sit for this if you’d like. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Class fee: $350 includes some materials and lunch. A full supplies list (including materials provided by Wool-ology) will be available as we get closer to class date. Please call shop at 413-350-5158 for more information. Pre-registration is required for all classes; you can register by calling shop or online at www.woolology.info
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