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NUNO FELTED TOPS, TUNICS, VESTS, AND SCARF ACCESSORIES

 

Pleated Accessories and Fabrics Surface Design Exploration in Nuno Felt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nuno Felt Fabrics

 

SALT SPRING FELTING SCHOOL - Creating Art from Within 2017

TO ALL FELTMAKING ENTHUSIASTS
A Happy New Year 2017 to you, wishing you a year of creativity and full self-expression in the arts and anything you do!

This spring I am holding workshops in my current studio on Cudmore Road and in Ganges, at ArtSpring, where you have lots of space for your projects. Classes for each workshop are small, a maximum of three persons in my studio (lucky You!) and no more than eight participants in the Artspring Gallery space. You will receive lots of attention and support for each of your creations in both set ups.

Since I am renting the workshop space at Artspring, I need to ask you to sign up as much in advance as possible to assure that the workshop is going to take place. Thank you for your cooperation.

All class fees include coffee, tea and goodies. You can register by phone, 250-537-1723, or by email. Please note that you can transfer funds via PayPal (ulrieke@ulriekebenner.com) or send an e-transfer to ulrieke@ulriekebenner.com.

Please call me with any questions you may have.

If you prefer, you can leave your car at home, and stay directly in Ganges and walk to the classes. I offer to pick you up from any of the 3 BC-Ferry terminals on the island!

A material list and workshop location will be sent to you after sign up.

I look forward to working with you!
— Ulrieke


A SAMPLE OF WHAT WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY
I knew nothing about felting when I arrived and in three days I was able to make several fabulous pieces...Ulrieke's teaching and her extraordinary sense of colour and design resulted in coaching me to make unanticipated and delightful shapes for the hats I made...I can't wait to return for more fun and learning.
— Robert Steinbach

 


 

February 10 - 12, 2017
TEXTURE - SURFACE DESIGN TECHNIQUES IN NUNO FELT

A comprehensive introduction into textured nuno felt fabrics.

Join me in this innovative workshop and create uniquely sculpted and pleated felt and explore texture through sampling, in felted scarves or yardage for vest or tunic.

February 10 - 12, 2017 (Friday - Sunday, two or three days)
10.00am - 5.00pm each day
$295 plus GST and material fee for two days
$395 plus GST and material fee for three days
A light lunch, coffee, tea and goodies are included.

Phone or text 250-537-1723 or email Ulrieke to reserve your spot and get more information about class and location.

 


 

Mosaic Felting   Mosaic Felting

March 24 - 26, 2017
FASHIONING MOSAIC AND COLLAGE AS INLAID AND SANDWICHED FABRICS

This is an introduction to aspects of innovative collage techniques in nuno felting. We will work with inspirational fabric fragments and coloured or natural merino wool roving, batt and prefelt.

Design images with dyed, painted or printed silks and other gauzy fabric snippets or pieces of nuno felt. Sandwich and felt your mosaic design between two layers of transparent silk gauze in white, or in colour for more effect.
Create a piece of abstract art with two or more contrasting colours in cut out shapes of sheer gauzy fabric on a wool base to achieve depth with positive and negative space and interesting texture.

March 24 - 26, 2017 (Friday - Sunday, two or three days)
March 24 -25: $295 ( $265 before February 20) plus GST and material fee
(Friday and Saturday, 10am - 5pm)
March 24 - 26: $395 ($360 before February 20) plus GST and material fee
(times as above plus Sunday, 9am - 4pm)

Location: Artspring Gallery, 100 Jackson Ave, Salt Spring Island
To register: Phone or text 250-537-1723 or email Ulrieke

 


 

April 21 - 23, 2017
INNOVATIVE COLLAGE TECHNIQUES IN NUNO FELT

The focus in this workshop is on using prefelt in combination with silk fabrics. Learn to apply several collage techniques in one piece by layering surfaces, using resists and creating felted lace and exposures through openings. Manipulate more through texture, connect and layer wool to silk fabric and finish your personal piece of wearable art, shawl, yardage or one piece vest, with interesting shapes and edges.
(Please sign up early, I'd like to ask you to bring some of the materials. Thank you.)

April 21 - 23, 2017 (Friday - Sunday, two or three days)
April 21 - 22: $320 ($285 before March 16) plus GST and materials
(Friday and Saturday, 10am - 5pm)
April 21 - 23: $420 ($385 before March 16) plus GST and materials
(times as above plus Sunday, 9am - 4pm)

Location: Artspring Gallery, 100 Jackson Ave, Salt Spring Island
To register: Phone or text 250-537-1723 or email Ulrieke

 


 

Special Workshops with a View this Spring!

PRIVATE CUSTOMIZED WORKSHOPS IN MY STUDIO for up to three students, depending on class projects.

One or two days, 10.00am - 4.00pm, incl. a light lunch, coffee, tea and goodies.
Pamper yourself to a private felting class in the gorgeous setting of my studio on Salt Spring Island.

Immerse yourself in one of the felting techniques

Please inquire about details and reserve your spot.

Feel free to inquire about other possible dates for a studio workshop with me that would fit in your travel schedules.

I look forward to meeting and to working with you soon! - Ulrieke

P.S. Have Your Bars Run while you are here and book an appointment for a Bars session.
All of Life Comes to Me with Ease & Joy & Glory.
www.ulriekebenner.accessconsciousness.com

 


 

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
Phone 250-537-1723 or email Ulrieke to register.

Workshop Deposit and Payment Fees:
At time of registration a non-refundable deposit of $150 is required. The balance of the workshop fee is due 30 days prior to the first day of the session.

You can now transfer funds to us using PayPal (ulrieke@ulriekebenner.com) or send an e-transfer to ulrieke@ulriekebenner.com.

Workshop Cancellation Policy:
Ulrieke Benner – Art You Wear makes a substantial investment when planning a class, and vacancies can be hard to fill even if there is a waiting list. All workshop deposits are non-refundable. Balance of the workshop fee is due 30 days prior to the start of each course. Cancellations received 30 days or less before the beginning of a class, will be refunded only if we can fill your spot.

If the workshop is cancelled for any reason by UB – Art You Wear, all fees will be refunded. UB – Art You Wear cannot be responsible for non-refundable travel or accommodation costs.

 

Nuno Felted Shawls and Fabrics Workshop

 



 

PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS:


Infinity – Moebius - Loops
Beautiful felt creations wrapped around you.

Experiment with loops and wear everywhere felted neckwear bling. Let your imagination soar.
So many patterns and styles, from elegant to casual to wild and crazy. Silk metallic for evening wear.
Big loop little loop. Bring and use a variety of base fabrics, cotton. silk, heavy metal.

Nuno Felt can be
- sandwiched
- fringed
- spiked
- encased
- embellished with natural wool locks

The possibilities are endless.
It’s all about design & technique and fun.

Moebius Scarf      Infinity Tomato Red

 

 


 

 

NUNO FELTED TOPS, TUNICS, VESTS, AND SCARF ACCESSORIES

Express your artistic self.

Conceive, design, construct a piece of art that you can wear. A tunic, a vest, a shawl or a nuno sash. Stretch your comfort level and make something wild or demure. Start with a nuno scarf if it's your introduction into nuno felt fabrication, or make a more complex piece such as a tunic. Or simply choose a specific realm of colors for fabric yardage. Thematic possibilities are multi- or monochromatic color themes, story themes, abstractions or dream themes.

 

 


 

 

Pleated Accessories and Fabrics Surface Design Exploration in Nuno Felt
A comprehensive introduction into pleated nuno felt fabrics

Join me in this innovative workshop and create uniquely pleated and sculptured accessories.

Learn how to sculpture your nuno felted fabrics by using both hand pleating and resist stitching techniques
to manipulate areas of your silk and wool fabrics.

Explore the rich textural qualities that are possible with pleating, through sampling of a variety of techniques and processes. Be casual or exact. Then use these skills for your personal artistic expression. A neckpiece, collar, boa, infinity scarf, wrap or immerse yourself into yardage for clothing.

This is a subject focused workshop that is suitable for any level of experience. A structured start is followed by working with you individually. I will guide you both technically and artistically through the process.

 

 


 

 

STORY SHAWLS – VESTS – FABRICS in Nuno Felt

on Salt Spring Island
Workshop at Felt::Feutre

 

 


 

 

FASHIONING NUNO FELT FABRICS
IN COLLAGE AND 3-D SURFACE TECHNIQUES

Endless possibilities for personal expression
color in wool and silk

Join us for an inspirational workshop of play and fun with wool and sheer fabrics in Nuno Collage and 3-D Surface Structure. You will work with inspiring fabrics and lots of colored wool and assemble, shape, stitch, and incorporate dyed, painted or printed silks and other gauzy fabrics, tulle, lace, ribbons, thick and thin yarns, and more, into wonderful works of art to wear.

Day One is an introduction to aspects of nuno collage techniques. This will result in the creation of your own neckpiece.

On Day Two the techniques from day one are combined with 3-D fabric manipulation. Plastic resists are used to create folds, pleats, ripples and embed solid materials for texture and dimension. This allows many options to play and experiment with a variety of materials.

On Day Three you will bring your experiences together and sketch out and create your own design for a shawl or fabric yardage. This involves artistic play and challenge.

The overall experience of this workshop is intensely personal and encourages you to be unlimited in creating your unique wearable art from within.

 

 


 


Fundamentals to Hats and Sculpture

Day One
An introduction to basic feltmaking. Study color and learn basic feltmaking techniques resulting in finished pieces such as a placemat or a wall hanging, or a small bag.

Day Two
Day Two is extending basic feltmaking to incorporate 3-dimensional skills in the form of hats. You will design a flat resist in an innovative shape, cover it with layers of wool and create a personal seamless hat. Design elements are colored wool, yarns, and scraps of gauzy fabrics, and elements of your choice and, of course, your own imagination.

Day Three
You will create a unique felt vessel or explore hatmaking at an advanced level. You will be able to use individual decorative techniques such as pleating and twisting, and 3-D design elements for more texture to your final work of art. It will be three days of enjoyment with wool in your hands, feeling it growing from softness to the strength needed for sculpting and blocking.

 

Felting Workshop 2009

 

 


 

 

NUNO FELTED SHAWLS AND FABRICS
Indulge and pamper yourself with 2-3 days of play and pleasure in color and feltmaking.
Make a nuno felted shawl or felted yardage for a top or small vest.
Or you could design one, two, or more styles of your new favorite neckpieces.
You will learn many tips and tricks and may study and experiment with a variety of wools and silk fabrics.
Two or three days of fun and creativity just for you!

 

Nuno Felted Shawls and Fabrics Workshop    Nuno Felted Shawls and Fabrics Workshop