Felting Faces – The Parrot Lady with Kimberly Pulli
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Date: July 19-21, 2018
Time: 9am- 4pm Thursday- Saturday
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: LIVING FELT 14121 W. Hwy 290, Bldg 2A Austin, TX 78737
Materials Fee: $0
The shop is supplying all of the wool for this project, over 13oz of fine Merino top, plus embellishment and textural fibers, use of shop tools.
Skill Level for this Workshop: Suitable for all levels, some wet felting experience very helpful. We will be rolling our felt which requires some physical exertion. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
“Felting Faces” using nuno, wet and needle felting techniques. We will have fun felting a flat piece featuring the Parrot Lady together, which consists of merino wool, MC-1, silk, yarn, nepps and hankies.
Kimberly will share with you all of her techniques for creating these beautiful works of art in wool. Together, the participants will felt “The Parrot Lady”. Techniques learned from this project will support
your future artworks and explorations. At the end of the class, Kimberly will be draw a name and one of the students will take home the artwork Kimberly made in the class!
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We love seeing the before and after photos! Isn’t this a lovely composition?
“I made this scarf using Living Felt’s green silk and I’m going to try cutting it up like Marie showed to make it longer. I love the colours.”
– Kelly Dal Busco, NSW Australia
Astounding, Remarkable, Brilliant! Sonja shared in our fb group how she made this INCREDIBLE hat!!! It took a lot of finagling, but she really pulled it off!
“So i made a hatter jacket to go with the hatter hat. Nuno felt and i have a love hate relationship.
I love the potential but never seem to have enough control (or space). This uses silk chiffon dyed with coffee, asparagus merino, merino luxury batt in forest, and the Autumn leaves artist pack. I adapted the pattern from a Russian dress pattern. Please excuse my sad hatter makeup and selfie timer portrait session.”
– Sonja Weeks-Oswalt, Tennessee
From self pro-claimed “newbie” status to Rockin’ Felted Neck Wrap…in just one day 🙂 Within a day of downloading our Nuno Felting Tutorial for a highly textured neck wrap or scarf…Thayer made this! She used a variety of fibers including Merino Top in Teal, Lagoon, and Ruby along with locks and her own silk and embellishments.
“I made my first project! See photos in the comments!!! Thank you so much for adding me. I’m going to try to not be too much of an over-excited newbie.”
– Thayer Abigail, Louisiana
Aniko is always sharing wonderful scarves in our facebook group. We really like this clever use of prefelts in her nuno felt scarf.
Aniko Kucsera, Germany
We challenged the ever-adventurous Sonja Weeks Oswalt of Tennessee to felt up anything she felt inspired to with our Fire Mountain Designer Pack, and she made this awesome ensemble.
She added approx. 2oz of additional fiber so she could make all 3 pieces. The scarf is nuno felted and the silk was initially dyed with Kool-Aid. The wrist warmers were wet felted over a resist, we have a free video lesson for this, and the hat was first wet felted flat and then shaped over a hat block.
The wrist warmers can shrink quite a bit!
Colorhue “Instant Set” Silk Dyes
The colorhue silk dyes are perfect for dying your silk scarves or fabrics before nuno felting, Simply mix with water and apply, no need to steam, no need to boil, no chemicals or vinegar to add. They are truly “instant set”!
Note from Marie: I had enjoyed using colorhue to dye silk fabrics in my studio, and a local friend and fiber artist Julianne Krute seems to pull them out at every fiber event for quick demos and make-n-take fun. After playing with them some more and meeting even more felters who are having great results and great fun with them, I knew you would love them too! So we made this little tutorial to show you how quickly you can get started!
Look What You Can Do…Instant Dyeing!
Free Tutorial for dyeing silk with no heating required!
DIY Scrunch Dye Scarves Free Tutorial