Sat, Nov 07 | Newberg

3-D Nuno Felt Vest 2-Day Workshop

Learn about garment construction and using a resist pattern. The 3-D Nuno Felt Vest class helps felt makers learn pattern-making, how to work with open and layered resists and making a reverse collar. You will learn to create a vest in a length you desire (max knee length), a vest that flatters.
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3-D Nuno Felt Vest 2-Day Workshop

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Nov 07, 2020, 9:00 AM PST – Nov 08, 2020, 5:00 PM PST
Newberg, Newberg, OR 97132, USA

About the Event

 3-D Nuno Felt Vest 2-Day Workshop

Learn about garment construction and using a resist pattern. 

Some prior Nuno felt experience recommended. (FeltingArt Academy intermediate nuno-felting and surface design classes highly recommended) 

This is a 2-day workshop.

The 3-D Nuno Felt Vest class helps felt makers learn pattern-making, how to work with open and layered resists and making a reverse collar. You will learn to create a vest in a length you desire (max knee length), a vest that flatters just about any figure. This design is made in one piece, with felted seams (no sewing). 

This design retails for $340. Participants will learn the basic skills required to make a coat. 

Materials Kits $90 includes Ten ounces of merino wool, 2.5 yards hand-dyed silk chiffon, plastic resist pattern, embellishments (may include silk fabric pieces, curly locks, wool yarns, etc.), and printed instructions.

Workshop details: 

Date: Saturday & Sunday November 7 & 8, 2020 9AM to 5PM each day 

Location: Newberg, Oregon in the beautiful wine-growing region of the Willamette Valley. 40 Minutes by car from Portland International Airport.

Maximum attendance: 15

Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced felter (If you have completed at least 3 of our FeltingArt Academy classes with one being at the Advanced level. Surface Design class highly recommended.)

Fee: $250 USD per person + $90 USD Materials Fee. Materials packets will be provided at the class.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the event will refund 50% of the total registration. 

Cancellation less than 7 days prior to event, there will be no refunds.

Patti Barker Bio:

Patti Barker is an award-winning felt wear designer, teacher and author. She earned a BA degree in Studio Art with a concentration in fiber from Western Washington University. All of her designs are produced with felted seams (no sewing). The fabric and garment are created simultaneously, using wet felting techniques. What makes her work unique is that she dyes most all of the elements in her work, and spins complimentary art yarns to use as embellishment. Patti lives in the San Juan Islands with her husband Rex, their dog Buddy and a parrot, Baby Huey. To see more of her work, visit pattibarker.com

Artist's Statement:

    "From the very beginning of my nuno felt experience, the process of transforming wisps of wool and silk into felted cloth with a little soapy water, has struck me as magical. It's that magical process, with its playful nature and subtle shifts, that leads to experimentation. My designs are come from many hours of saying "what happens if..." As a result, they express fun and whimsy, yet are functional. If a person feels a bit more playful or beautiful while adorned with my work, then I have succeeded."

All of Patti's designs are produced with felted seams (no sewing). The fabric and the garment are created simultaneously, using wet felting techniques. What makes them unique is her hand-dying of elements used. She also hand-spins her embellishing art yarns and totally enjoys the playfulness they bring to the process. 

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