This is a repeating eventjanuary 17, 2020 9:00 am
THURSDAY & FRIDAY, JANUARY 16-17, 9 AM-4 PM In this workshop, Donna Lark will introduce you to the wet felting technique, Nuno Felting. Students will be able to create
THURSDAY & FRIDAY, JANUARY 16-17, 9 AM-4 PM
In this workshop, Donna Lark will introduce you to the wet felting technique, Nuno Felting. Students will be able to create two nuno felted scarf during the workshop.
The Nuno Felting technique involves learning how to construct silk and wool fabric, the building block for all manner of projects from simple scarves to table runners, upholstery fabric and wall hangings.
Workshop participants will learn the history of felting and how to evaluate the quality and suitability of different silks and wools. Workshop attendees will also learn how they can continue the technique in their home.
WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS: Participants should provide a waterproof apron, cuticle scissors, and 3-4 old towels. This is a physical process, bordering on strenuous, but anyone can do it if they pace themselves.
Donna Lark states “I create Nuno Felted clothing inspired by the features of the natural world that I am attracted to on a daily basis. I love light, reflections, and colors that accompany the change of seasons. My passion comes from an old family tradition of garment making. My love of the outdoors led me to pursue degrees in Environmental Education (B.S.) and Landscape Architecture (MLA) from the University of Michigan.
Landscape Architecture is, at its core, a design process that encourages a fluid and intuitive relationship between the built environment and the natural, dynamic elements that envelope it. At its best, a good design enhances the best qualities of both nature and structure. In my clothing designs there is a flow of color, form, texture and structure that is not unlike the movement in a garden. I use a similar skill set that I do in designing a garden. My goal is to enhance the qualities of the structure of the human body.”
(Thursday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Port Townsend School of the Arts
200 Battery Way