NEW Felted Coat Fabric-making – THREE DAYS October 27, 28 & 29, 2020
Instructor: Chris Liszak, local Fibre Artist
THREE DAYS: Tuesday October 27, 1 to 4pm, Wednesday and Thursday October 28/29 10am to 5pm, room for 4 students maximum.
MASKS MUST BE WORN for the entire workshop, a directive from the Niagara Regional Health Department.
Please bring along your own drinks or refreshments from home.
For ADVANCED LEVEL students. with a fair bit of wet felting experience i.e. not just a previous class or two. There will be appropriate breaks for coffee and lunch on the Wednesday/Thursday. We recommend you BRING YOUR LUNCH and snacks. Coffee/tea will be provided.
This is a new workshop designed to instruct on the creation of coat-weight fabric pieces, Nuno-style using silk chiffon fabric as the foundation. Students will design the colours and patterns of the fabric with sewing a coat in mind. The three day workshop will result in enough fabric to sew a coat. Some discussion about pattern cutting and sewing will take place, but NOTE: the coat will NOT be sewn within this three day workshop. Students will be able to take the fabric home to sew after the workshop ends, OR, may choose to commission Chris to tailor the coat for them (at an additional fee). This will be an intimate, creative, master-felting skills workshop. Be advised, it is long days of work, standing, and rolling, with reasonable breaks, but not for those with physical difficulties
Day 1 (Oct 27): 1 to 4pm at The Fibre Garden. Look at patterns, choose fibres, and fabrics and batts for felting, plan the design, and make small samples.
Day 2 (Oct 28): 10am to 5pm at Chris’ home studio in Niagara Falls. Make back-of-coat felt, and start front-of-coat felt (making flat yardage that will be sewn into the winter coat). Working on design of felted fabric with shape of coat in mind.
Day 3 (Oct 29): 10am to 5pm at Chris’ home studio in Niagara Falls. Finish front of coat, then make third piece of felt for sleeves, pockets and collars.
Tools and equipment are provided. Materials additional, approximately $100 to $150, available at the store. Participants can bring batts, merino wool fibres, and sheer silk fabrics, but they must be tested and approved on the first day at The Fibre Garden, to ensure success. A list of materials will be supplied to students prior to the workshop.
Chris has more photos posted on her Facebook page to provide inspiration!
NOTE: no refund for cancellations within two weeks of the workshop.
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