FL01 Nuno-Felt Wave Scarf with Dawn Edwards
Wednesday, May 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Shed #5 at Howard County Farm Heritage Museum
“Nuno”(which means fabric in Japanese) is a term now used to describe the felting of natural fibers (we will be using merino wool) into a sheer woven fabric base (in our case silk) to create a unique, light-weight fabric. Dawn will share with you a fun resist technique that creates a wave-like design element. Come explore the ancient art of feltmaking with a modern twist. Your finished piece will be highly textured, flexible, and very beautiful. Proficiency Level: Suitable for all. Bring to Class: 3 bath-sized towels, a pair of sharp scissors, plastic bucket for water, mild soap, ball brause or laundry sprinkler bottle, old pantyhose or t-shirt that can be cut up, PVC pipe or pool noodle to roll your felt (we will cut long pool noodles in half), risers to raise tables to a comfortable working height (optional).
Class Fee: $100. Materials Fee: $35.
Dawn Edwards is a felt artist and tutor based in Plainwell, Michigan.
She sells her work under the label “Felt So Right” and teaches extensively within the United States and internationally. Dawn also is the co-coordinator of the not-for-profit group, Felt United, which currently has over 6,000 members world-wide. Dawn’s felt works have appeared in exhibitions, art shows, magazines and books, most recently having her felt pine cone hat featured on the cover of the Australian FELT Magazine (Issue 16), which included a feature article/tutorial on the pinecone hat, and a “Meet the Maker” article.