Event Details

ARTS at MAC
"Create a Nuno Felt Scarf" Class
by Janis Merkle

Thursday, September 21, 2017
10:00 AM
Wesley Hall


 

You will be the "belle of the ball" when you wear a Nuno scarf which you created yourself, to your next event. These scarfs look great with both dressy or casual outfits. In this one-day class, you will create an elegant nuno-felted silk and wool scarf of your own design. Nuno is the Japanese word for fabric. Nuno felting is a process that felts wool fibers into a sheer fabric base, usually silk, producing a lightweight fabric with wonderful drape that is suitable for scarves, shawls, or garments. As the wool shrinks during felting, stunning textural effects can be achieved.

Note: This is a physically demanding class which requires some upper body strength and the ability to stand for long periods. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that can get wet. Participants may bring a set of bed risers (that are placed under the legs of a bed to raise it higher off the floor) which can be used to raise your work table and lessen strain on your back.

WHEN:
Thursday, September 21, 2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm (includes one-half hour lunch break)

WHERE:
Monroe Arts Center
1315 11th Street, Monroe, Wisconsin
WB&T Classroom, 2nd Floor

FEE:
$75 Class Fee + $25 Supply Fee
Cash, check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) accepted

HOW TO REGISTER:
Deadline: 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Class size is limited
Call 608-325-5700 or in person at the Monroe Arts Center office.

SUPPLY LIST:  (Click HERE to print supply list)

The instructor will supply the following items:
Silk scarf, Merino wool, luxury fibers for embellishment, various felting tools, and supplies including bubble wrap and pool noodles.

Each student should bring the following supplies:

Optional Items: Nylon body scrubby; waterproof apron; set of four bed risers

Janis Merkle, Instructor
After trying out many fiber arts, including devoting ten years to hand weaving, I discovered wet felting several years ago. The transformation of loose wool fiber into felt using only soapy water seemed magical. The process of wet felting involves an element of serendipity, which increases its appeal for me. I create one-of-a-kind scarves and decorative felt vessels under the name Primrose Fiber Arts.