3-D Watercolour Nuno Scarf
Create a nuno felted scarf with 3-D surface designs and beautiful hand-painted watercolour effects!
Create a one-of-a-kind scarf featuring 3-D surface designs! Using lustrous fibres, fabrics and hand spun silk, you will create, rosettes, blossoms, abstract ruffles, “corkscrew” fringe, silk “brocade,” and many other techniques to achieve dramatic and shimmering texture. Instruction in the use of resists and the much-loved “No Roll” method will be included. A wrap can be made by increasing the project length and width.
Next, using fabric dye, you will hand-paint colour directly onto your felted piece to enhance the inherent beauty of nuno felt with a spectacular watercolour effect. Be prepared to be amazed as the colours flow and combine to create new colours and subtle transitions. Finally, you will use proper finishing techniques which result in durable and long-lasting felt.
Featured 3-D Techniques:
- Fabric collage
- Silk Spirals
- Rivers of silken shimmer using silk yarn
- Fluttering Leaves
- Abstract ruffles
- Corkscrew” fringe
- Silk brocade
- Ruffled silk "bark"
- Dye formulation
- Colour mixing
- Hand-painting techniques
- Heat setting of dyes
This course is suitable for beginners with some previous nuno felting experience as well as intermediate - advanced level nuno felters who wish to learn 3-D and hand-painting techniques.
As a young girl, I spent many hours wandering the the fields and forests on the upstate New York farm where I grew up. It was in this beautiful place that I contemplated the force of life and grew to appreciate the natural world that surrounded me.
For most of my life, I have had an urge to create art, but it wasn't until I was in my late 40's, that I became captivated by feltmaking. I use layers of wool and silk to achieve texture, and then, hand-paint my pieces as if they are a watercolour painting. Always, there are rivers of texture and colour running through my work. These rivers connect, grow apart, and then reconnect. To me, they represent the force of life.
In my felt garments, I seek to capture an ethereal, natural essence and wrap women in beauty, sensuality and mystery. My hope is to create pieces that, when worn, make each and every woman feel beautiful.
As much as I love felting, I love even more, the people it brings into my life. I now reside on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada and teach workshops throughout North America and also to students worldwide through online classes.