May 12, 2013 to Jun 9, 2013
Felting with Robin McCahill: Getting to Know Wool, How it Felts, and the Art of Nuno Felting
Sundays, 1-4 p.m.
4 Week Session: May 12–June 9
Materials included, preregistration required.
Construct a bag, hat, mittens or vessel with the wet felting technique; learn a seamless one-piece technique and how to shape your project, and most importantly, learn how to configure just how much the felting will shrink your creation. Incorporate designs and additions to embellish your work, you can make it whimsical or geometric. Learn to make wool “ropes” for handles and garlands. Also explore the “Nuno Felting” technique, which uses an open weave fabric (gauze) as a ground for the wool to attach. Laminating the fabric with wool enables the final product to be light and gossamer with lots of texture and design qualities. It is a wonderful way to make wearable garments such as scarves or shawls. Its translucent qualities also make it perfect for window treatments.
|Cost||$120 Members/$180 non-Members per session|
New Britain Museum of American Art
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