#801: Felt Couture: Intricate Made Simple
Fri, Jun 22 – Sun, Jun 24 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Class Fee: $445
Early Bird: $50 OFF! If you register by May 15!
Create an elegant garment from multiple modules. On one average size table, without reaching, bending and standing all day long, we will felt mid-sized nuno-pieces with various surface décor and textures, and assemble the pre-made parts in a one of a kind individually designed the wearable art piece, using Katia’s couture templates. It’s a process of construction, deconstruction, and application of innovative structural techniques. You will not only learn several new techniques but create a head-turning wrap, hooded scarf, or a little vest.
A $60 material fee will be collected at the class. Please bring this amount with you to the event.
Material Fee Covers:
- Margilan silk gauze, hand weaved in Uzbekistan, hand died, 5 - 6 yards, $10 per yard
Students Must Bring:
- Plastic bubble wrap, enough to cover one 6' table; plus an extra piece about 2m X 1m size;
- Clear thin plastic (painter's drop) enough to cover one 6' table;
- Watering device (ball brause, squirt bottle of a choice; please do not bring spray bottles);
- Container for water/soap solution (small bucket);
- Natural soap (dish soap like Dawn or Ivory is okay, biodegradable dish soap is the best); you can bring your favorite olive soap bar as well, but we will mostly use water/soap solution;
- Pool noodle, about 3' long;
- Elastic ties for rolling (stockings or pantyhose);
- Window screen material (soft fiberglass mosquito screen material is ideal, synthetic fabric shower curtain is okay); size from 1/2 m X 1 m or bigger (can be used for work in sections);
- Pen and notebook;
- Sharpie marker;
- Two old bath towels;
- Any favorite felting tools;
- Bamboo sushi mat (very small, made for making sushi rolls);
- Good sharp scissors;
- Small hand carder or metallic dog/cat brush;
- Cheap grocery plastic bag;
- Duct tape
- Measuring tape.
- 400g of 16 -21 mic merino wool tops (few of your favorite colors);
- Dyed plant fibers: ramie or bamboo (your favorite colors, 3-4 meters of sliver;
- 5-6 yards of Margilan silk gauze fabric