Posts Tagged ‘felting and silk’

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Shining Silk And Handmade Felt , Making Nuno Scarves , Wraps and Vests

March 24, 2016

IMG_0652I’m teaching a felting class at the Mendocino Art Center this April 15 to 17 . I am the fiber artist in residency there this year , it is my favorite place in the world and it has a very fine felting studio.

We will be making white nuno felt and shibori dyeing it, nuno felt my handyed silk, make a 2 pice nuno vest and explore making yardage.

I am very rarely teaching open felt classes any more so this is a rare chance to do lots of nuno felting together Opera Wrap 3 by Claudia Hoffberg 60x24in

Here is a link to the Art Center

http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/Spring16/Streetcolor.html

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Felting into Silk , Mendocino

October 9, 2013

CH-CarolCarol Field felting at The Mendocino Art Center Sept 20 2013.

A few weeks ago I loaded up my entire felting studio into my 20 year old Isuzu trooper and drove it up to The Mendocino Art Center to teach a Wool, Felt And Silk class. It was a lot of packing, thin plastic , ridged plastic, buckets, rollers, rainbow wool and silk, sponges… ” Whose silly idea was this ?” I kept muttering. And of course it was mine.

Mendocino Ca is sublimely beautiful , a weirdly New Englandy looking town on the bluffs of The Pacific ocean right where the  Big River flows into the sea.  The Good Life Cafe has great kale salad The felting studio was very nice although it has no felting equipment hence all the hauling. I had a class of 5 people, 2 of them over 80 , which provided new challenges.  There seems to be an unending interest in felting into silk fabric and making wraps , scarves and clothes. Felting is an amazing transformation of bits of colored dry wool into shimmering fabrics . It was funny , I would get into my teaching mind and forget I was in Mendocino. Then I would walk outside and see the uplifting sky and glowing green trees and the white oceany light and I would marvel.

Here are some more pictures of felting.

You can come and felt into fabric yourself this Sunday Oct 13 right here in my studio if you in the Bay Area.

CH5CH-Carol4CH-Cloud4All these lovely pictures were taken by the Textile Artist in Residence at The Mendocino Art Center  Mickey McCormac.

the next felting classes at DeepColor Studio are

Sunday Oct 13 Fundamentals Of Nuno felting

Sat Nov 9 Felted Things To Wear

Sat Dec 14 Experimental Felting 3-d Shibori