2 1/2 Day Workshop
October 11, 12, and 13th 2013 in Virginia City, Nevada at the St. Mary’s Retreat Center.
Learn to create new fabric using wet felting techniques fusing fine silk and Merino wool. The new “Nuno” felt fabric will be prepared for over-dyeing, using Shibori wrapping methods. Thermal shaping techniques extend the possibilities for an art-to-wear project or other creative use in wall art or home decor. Melissa creates fabrics for avent-garde designer Catherine Bacon, who has notable collectors around the country.
For registration information contact: Marilou Moschetti at firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.mariloumoschetti.com/ or Flo Hoylman email@example.com.
Registration is limited to 12 participants. First come first served. Complete supply and equipment list will be sent once registration fees are received. Registration form here: Melissa Arnold Reg Form2
Deadline to register is September 10, 2013. Fees include housing at the retreat center. Fees: $325 for Guild members – SDA, SAQA, CNCH, CCTA, RAF, weaving, knitting guilds. $350 all other registrants. If you wish to charge your registration fee, telephone Marilou @ 831. 688. 2696. CLASS IS FULL, thank you for your interest.
4 Day Workshop
The Dates for the Pacific Northwest Art School (PNWAS) are October 23rd – 26th signup info is on their website www.pacificnorthwestartschool.com/ CLASS IS FULL, thank you for your interest.
In this 4 day workshop we will learn to approach the art of silk and wool lamination from the perspective of a Textile Designer. Whether we create a sample or a finished scarf, we will always be asking “How can I create an interesting and fabulous fabric?
You will learn a simple no-roll technique of silk and wool lamination that enables you to be in direct contact with the wool and silk. Once we learn the basic technique, we will continue to explore the many possibilities of silk and wool combinations as well as of dyeing and thermal shaping with shibori over-dye techniques.
Some Nuno Felting experience is helpful but not required, beginners are welcome, as is a willingness to explore and experiment.
Melissa has spent the last 10 years as a Professional Textile Designer, collaborating with Fashion Designer Catherine Bacon.