10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Nuno Felting Workshop
Saturday, December 1
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Instructor: Victoria Fischetti
All Materials Included
Deer Path Art League
400 E Illinois Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Nuno or wet felting is the process of combining layers of wool roving and/or wool yarns into one flat piece of felt fabric. Nuno felting often incorporates several layers of loose fibers combined to build up color, texture, and/or design elements in the finished fabric. This is the traditional or oldest felting method.
The wet felting technique is a process of laying out combed or carded fibers of wool either in the ultimate shape for their use or as a sheet of fabric later to be sewn into a garment. Felting is using hot water, soap and agitation to change the raw fibers into a fabric. Each fiber of wool contains numerous barbs that bind to each other or find their way through the weave of other fabric materials. The number of layers is determined by the design. In some cases, only one or two layers are used to produce a very fine and lace-like fabric that is called cobweb lace. For heavier fabrics, multiple layers of wool roving are crisscrossed and combined with silk, bamboo, tencel, cotton and synthetics.
After all the layers of wool and other fibers have been laid out, a solution of soapy water is applied. The design is laid on a bubble-wrap like surface, rolled up and agitated for long periods of time. The barbs, which naturally occur in the wool fibers, combine or lock, creating a fabric.
Nuno Felting Workshop - cobweb lace scarf
A prelude to upcoming Nuno Felting Classes
This workshop is for making a one of a kind very light, soft felted lacy scarf decorated with mohair fleece, silk, mohair locks, viscose fiber and yarn. A great holiday gift...but so pretty you will not want to give it away.
Register at www.deerpathartleague.org