#100: Layers, Felt Cut Away Wall Hanging

by Caroline Merrell

Mon, Jun 18 – Wed, Jun 20 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE

Seminar Fee: $445

During this three-day course you will first produce a sample using Caroline's techniques. You will then layout a larger wall hanging using these techniques along with composed colorful layers of wool, silk, curly locks, and manipulation of three-dimensional shapes to reveal hidden depths beneath the surface. Additional surface designs and techniques will be addressed to enhance this wall hanging into a one of a kind artwork.

A $0 material fee will be collected at the seminar. Please bring this amount with you to the event.

Students Must Bring:

  • Needle felt (prefelt), suggestion no bigger than 1.5 yards x 1.5 yard approx or could produce several samples or a triptych etc
  • Merino fiber or Finn sheep fiber, approx 2.2 lbs.in total for a larger piece of work. Minimum 4 colours in high contrast.
  • A design used for inspiration for cutting into the felt bases on lines or can just go with the flow of the work they have made on the day.
  • Felting kit (bubble wrap, towel, water sprinkler, soap, net, a wide bowl).
  • Apron
  • Notebook and pen
  • Sharp scissors preferably embroidery
  • Scraps of fabric suitable for nuno fabric
  • Other materials such as glass nuggets or even half cut felt balls and braids to cut and reveal hidden mixed media.

(If you are traveling and cannot bring all of the required materials, please contact us at [JavaScript required to view e-mail address.] to let us know what you cannot bring with you. We will do our best to make materials available to accommodate you.)