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Mesmerizing Patterns, 5 weeks

If you have already taken the Structural and Textural course and want to go further and master your new skills, this is the class for you! I will share my signature techniques secrets with you. In my latest works, surface patterns occur in the form of multiple repetitive elements. They grow smaller, larger, change their vertical or horizontal positioning, and they are all connected to each other, and they are codependent. It's interesting how we come across these patterns everywhere in nature: seed pods, blossom clusters, reptile skins, fish scales, and much more.

This class introduces a unique and innovative approach to the felt fabric structure. It takes it all on an even more advanced level, and it's a truly unique collection of my newly developed techniques. It's is an advanced-level class, and I highly recommend first taking the Structural and Textural Methods.

Supplies and tools


• Table (an average kitchen table, or foldable table, or desk)
• Soft plastic sheeting (similar to painter's drop), ideally 2 mil but can be thinner (please do not confuse mil with mm – millimeters, mil measures plastic weight), about 2 square meters/yards
• Bubble wrap enough to cover your felting table, plus two additional pieces about 30" X 30" (or 80 cm X 80 cm)
• Watering device (ball brause), a squirt bottle of a choice
• Container for water/soap solution (small bucket)
• Natural liquid soap (clear, biodegradable, and eco-friendly dish soap is the best); your favorite soap bar as well, but we will mainly use water/soap solution
• Pool noodle about 2' long, or wood dowel
• Elastic ties for rolling (stockings or pantyhose)
• Fiberglass window screen material (soft fiberglass mosquito screen material is ideal, a synthetic fabric shower curtain is okay); about 1 m X 1 m (2' X 2' or a little bigger)
• Two old bath towels
• Any favorite felting tools (Palm Wash Board, ceramic felting stone, etc.)
• Good sharp scissors
• Small bamboo sushi rolling mat OR soft plastic shelf lining with a bumpy surface (IKEA, or other)
• Small hand carder or metallic dog/cat brush
• Cheap grocery plastic bag
• Duct tape (only needed to keep the bubble wrap from sliding and moving on a table surface)
• Measuring tape
• Permanent marker
• Pen and notebook, access to a printer and some printing paper
Materials
• Merino wool tops (or roving), 18 - 20 micron
500 g (18 oz) each of black and white colors
200 g (8 oz) total of three or more additional colors of your choice
• Plant fiber; this fiber is made from plants, processed into roving, and dyed
250 - 300 g (9-11 oz) of Viscose, Ramie (fiber made from nettles), or Bamboo roving, up to your choice. Please choose the colors suitable to your palette but contrasting to the primary wool color. It's easier to control the thickness and quality of layout if you can see clearly the fibers on the surface
• Silk fabric, dyed or white; 2 -3 momme, 5 - 6 yards if the width is 1 yard
I prefer and enjoy working with the sparse silk gauze (Margilan) from Uzbekistan. This silk is very soft, shiny, and lightweight, great for nuno-felting, and easily manipulated into gorgeous surface effects. You can substitute this fabric with other loose-weave and very thin silk gauze.
If you wish to work with Margilan silk, you can purchase it in my website shop here: https://www.feuer-und-wasser.com/margilan-silk

 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with Katia at https://www.feuer-und-wasser.com/contact

 

 

Mesmerizing Patterns, 5 weeks

295,00$Pris
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