Thu, Oct 15 | Newberg

Natural Rhythms Kimono Poncho – 4-day Workshop

Create a superfine nuno felted Natural Rhythms Kimono Poncho. Discover how to apply Fibonacci’s Design Principles. Learn Nancy’s exciting new method for designing with ‘wet wool’- an amazing technique for creating both linear and rhythmical organic patterns.
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Natural Rhythms Kimono Poncho – 4-day Workshop

Time & Location

Oct 15, 2020, 9:00 AM – Oct 18, 2020, 5:00 PM
Newberg, Newberg, OR 97132, USA

About the Event

Natural Rhythms Kimono Poncho – 4-day Workshop

Create a superfine nuno felted Natural Rhythms Kimono Poncho. Discover how to apply Fibonacci’s Design Principles. Learn Nancy’s exciting new method for designing with ‘wet wool’- an amazing technique for creating both linear and rhythmical organic patterns. Explore some practical ideas for applying Colour Theory. Students can choose to design with either structured linear lines or more rhythmical and organic patterns. You will have a choice of creating either a Silk fabric collar or a felted collar. Very basic sewing skills will be needed. For more information and to view photos of designs see: Natural Rhythms Kimono Poncho by Nancy.pdf

4-day workshop 

by Nancy Ballesteros, Perth, Western Australia 

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.)

It has been recognized that certain proportions keep showing up in things we consider beautiful-a Natural Rhythm that our human brain finds especially visually pleasing. Mathematicians have written books; Leonardo Da Vinci used it when he painted Mona Lisa–The Golden Ratio, Fibonacci’s numbers...

How could all this help you with your creativity? In this workshop you will explore simple, practical ways to apply this powerful design principal to your nuno-felting. 

It is an amazingly easy way to obtain visually pleasing outcomes –no math is required! 

Students are able to choose different designs of Kimono Poncho they would like to create. It can have either structured linear lines or more a more rhythmical and organic pattern. You will have a choice of creating either a Silk fabric collar or a felted collar. 

Very basic sewing skills will be needed. 

Learn Nancy’s newest technique of working with WET wool for making clear sharp lines while also learning to felt great superfine cloth. 

Please come with an open mind and spirit ready to learn how to work with wool in a very different manner-it will be challenging! 

Emphasis will be placed on QUALITY FELT. Specific fulling techniques will expand your felting skills. Drawing from her 30+ years of designing colors, Nancy will also teach some practical ideas about designing with color. 

She will help you develop your own color language. Nancy will also share her No-Roll Felting Technique.

Workshop details: 

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020 to Sunday October 19, 2020 9AM to 5 PM daily

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

Maximum attendance: 12

Fee: $795 USD per person + Materials (estimated at $155 USD Nancy will provide a list of materials available for direct purchase from her website prior to the event)

Terms: 50% due upon registration and 50% due by August 1, 2020 (You can pay the full amount on our website or email me for a PayPal invoice for the deposit amount 

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.

About Nancy Ballesteros Artist Director and Founder of Treetops Colour Harmonies

Nancy Ballesteros has passionately worked with fabric all her life, she spent most of her childhood sewing and painting and was introduced to spinning, felting and dyeing while at the University studying Veterinary Medicine. 

These elements quickly took over her life’s passion and I 1987 she hatched a fiber business called Treetops Colour Harmonies where she created color palettes on wool, silk fibers and fabrics.

After moving to Australia in 1990 she immersed herself in the science of wool, attended a technical Wool Classing course, and is continually studying about the science of felting. She has now been designing colors for textiles for over 20 years. Since 2014 he has taught in Australia, Europe, and the USA; mostly concentrating on unravelling the mysteries of working with silk and superfine Merino wool. Nancy was instrumental in developing the technique of Silk “paper”. She has written about felting in numerous publications and participated in many workshops and master classes. www.treetopscolours.au www.facebook.com/treetopscolours.

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