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Sunday, October 16 • 9:00am - 4:30pm
The Rhinebeck Nuno Felt Scarf LIMITED

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The nuno felting technique lends itself to experimentation with texture and color, and this workshop is a color lovers dream!  

Learn to felt wearable-art and create a light weight nuno scarf that can be elegant or playful, to suit your personal style.  Nuno felt is distinguished from regular felt because the wool fiber is felted into a textile base (we’ll be felting into hand-dyed silk paj).  This technique makes it possible to use a minimal amount of wool, and creates a beautiful textured effect as the wool migrates through the silk and shrinks in the felting process, gathering or ruching the silk base. 

To make your scarf, you will choose your colors from a palette of fine merino wool roving, and embellish the surface with bits of special fabrics, yarns, threads, silks, ramie, linen, hemp, and lustrous mohair locks, selected from my fiber stash (or bring fibery bits that are dear to your heart).  

The process is magical and the results are always a surprise. The colors of Rhinebeck glow in October - perfect inspiration for your nuno felting!  

About Nuno Felt:
The word nuno means cloth in Japanese.  The nuno felting technique which I teach, was created and named by my sister Polly Stirling, with her assistant Sachiko Kotaka, in the mid '90s as a result of Polly’s experimentation to develop lightweight, drapeable felt suited to the tropical Australian climate she lives in.  Since then, variations on nuno felt have been developed by fiber artists world-wide, making it one of the most popular contemporary felting techniques.

Note to Students: We will be working in a heated tent with lots of water. Please wear shoes that are comfy to stand in, and sleeves you can roll up to stay dry. Dress in layers for warmth and comfort.  We will be standing to work, the workshop requires some stamina for rolling.

For all levels of experience.

Robin can be reached by emailing luckystonefelt@gmail.com with any questions.  

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Robin Blakney-Carlson

Robin Blakney-Carlson is a felting instructor and fiber artist at Luckystone Feltworks Studio in the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, New York. Her passion for feltmaking began innocently enough 20 years ago, at a family workshop mentored by her sister Polly Stirling- the internationally... Read More →

Sunday October 16, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bld D Tents

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