Sunday, May 30, 2010

Nuno Felted Wrap made by Me!

On Saturday I had attended a "Nuno Felted Wrap" Workshop at the Mountain Spinnery at Bardon. This is one of many workshops that Julie (the lovely and talented owner) runs at Mountain Spinnery, click here for a full list of workshops.

It was the perfect thing to do anytime but particularly on a rainy cold saturday. Julie has every type of fibre available including some fibres I've never heard of - banana fibre for instance. Included in the workshop price was all the materials to create the wrap including wool from a variety of animals including sheep, alpaca and lhama. To ehance our designs, we also added embellishments like silk and synthetic fibres.

Julie left the design on our wrap up to us but generously contributed her expertise as to the most effective use of colour and fibres to ensure we ended up with a wonderful unique piece of wearable art. Amongst other things, I also learnt a lot about the process of felting different fibres to each other and making tassles.

I totally recommend this workshop and intend to try other workshops in the near future including the spinning workshops on a Tuesday night - anyone want to join me?

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