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Fiber Art Workshops

dance with the colorful possibilities of Nuno Felt and pure felt

 
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So many colorful projects!

 

Want me to come teach for your group? Let's chat about designing a series of workshops for your venue - Contact Team Beverly: Hello@BeverlyAshGilbert.net

 

Dive Into Color with Nuno Felt

1/2 Day or 1 Day Workshop

Create luscious color palettes with depth and interest. We will begin with a hands-on approach to basic color theory and in a short time master value, saturation, undertone and transition colors. You will develop color confidence working with, and manipulating, traditional color harmonies using the Eye For Color system. With this knowledge you will create numerous color palettes using a special color palette of fiber created for our workshop. Your new palettes can then be labeled so you will be able to work with them again and again in future projects.

In Dive Into Color you will enhance the colorways you already know and love, move confidently into new color palettes and train your eye to know when a color palette works for your eye and how to fix ones that don't work.

1 Day Workshop includes small project such as Dread-Neck Necklace or Eye-On-You Coasters

1/2
Day Workshop designed to work into other multi-day projects, such as Garden Jacket, Afternoon Purse and Decorative Elements

 

Nuno Felt Collage Scarf

1-Day Workshop

Create stunning wearable art in a single day by collaging bits of silk and wool into a new piece of fabric. This Nuno-Felted project is accomplished with no sewing, knitting or stitching of any kind. Play with exciting color combinations to create a scarf that is as much fun to wear as it is to make!

No Prerequisite: This class is ideal for all levels of skill and works very well in combination with other 1-day projects.

Nuno Felt Ruffle Scarf

1-Day Workshop

Experiment with directional felting while incorporating nuno-felting elements to create a beautiful ruffle scarf that frames the face. We will explore color flow techniques and learn how to blend wool to create a glow of color.

No Prerequisite: This class is ideal for all levels of skill and works very well in combination with other 1-day projects.

Decorative Elements

2-Day Workshop

Create a truly unique shawl bursting with color and texture by incorporating a number of fun, playful, decorative elements. You will learn how to make:

  • Holes
  • Eyes
  • Leaves
  • Tails
  • Sticks
  • Dreadlocks
  • Cutouts

We will also explore color flow techniques and learn how to blend wool to create a glow of color. The resulting pieces are truly one-of-a-kind.

No Prerequisite: This class is ideal for all levels of skill and works very well in combination with Dive Into Color with Nuno Felt

Afternoon Purse

2-Day Workshop

Design a reversible Nuno-Felt purse sized to fit your ipad, iphone, wallet and other essentials for an afternoon out. This colorful purse features an integral dreadlock strap, top flap and luscious combo of wool and silk. You will learn how to:

  • Create an integral dreadlock strap with no sewing
  • Use a resist to create a reversible, no-seam purse

 No Prerequisite: This class is ideal for all levels of skill and works very well in combination with Dive Into Color with Nuno Felt

 

Garden Jacket

3-Day Workshop

Throw on a splash of color with this reversible, short Nuno Felt jacket. Explore design elements using silk collage, holes and colorful wool accents to create a piece of wearable art light enough to enhance any outfit. Once the basic pattern is created there are lots of possible variations: the front can have a straight box cut or a curved more whimsical look, love asymmetry? No problem! Arms can be long, short, straight or flared. Adjust the weight – use more wool for more warmth, less wool and more silk for a light weight summer evening shrug.

Discussions of color will be woven in throughout the workshop.

Bonus! Can be made on a single table for those with limited working space in their home studio – and of course it is all made in a single piece with no stitching.

Prerequisite: Some felting experience is helpful. This class works very well in combination with Dive Into Color with Nuno Felt

Flower Garden in Nuno Felt

1-Day Workshop

Paint with fiber to create a textural piece using silk and wool. Learn the stunning art of Nuno Felt while you create leaves, flowers, trees and other garden elements. You will come away knowing how to blend wool to create a rich depth of color to mimic shadows and highlights. Create a shawl, pillow topper or wall-hanging.

No Prerequisite: This class is ideal for all levels of skill and works very well in combination with other 1-day projects.

Rings on Her Fingers and Wine Bottles

1/2-Day Workshop

In this very colorful Art & Wine class, create felted flowers with stems that can wrap around almost anything.

Perfect as hostess and holiday gifts around a bottle of wine or on gift packages. Make different colors for your wine glasses, or be bold and wear a big flower ring!

No-Prerequisite: Great introduction to felting and works well as an evening workshop with wine

Pure Felt - A Blast of Color

1-Day Workshop

Create a piece of fiber art bursting with color using the ancient art of felting with a modern twist!

In class, we will learn easy wet felt techniques while we dive into color and design to create one-of-a-kind artwork that can be worn as a scarf, hung on a wall or cut up into place mats, pillow coverings or sewn into other projects.

No Prerequisite: This class is ideal for all levels of skill and works very well in combination with other 1-day projects.

Felted Pods

1-Day Workshop

Learn how to create fiber art in 3-dimensions. Using wool roving, bits of yarn and resists, you will come away with vessels bursting with color.

In class we will learn easy wet felt techniques while we dive into color and design to create one-of-a-kind artwork with no knitting, sewing or needles.

No Prerequisite: This class is ideal for all levels of skill and works very well in combination with other 1-day projects.