Learn how to create ethereal cobweb felt.
Make a lightweight and lacy scarf to dress up an outfit or wear on a not so cold day. Sara will guide you through a number of techniques to achieve the ‘cobweb’ effect and variations. In this one day workshop, you will be able to complete at least one scarf and make progress towards another and / or samples for future reference if desired. Using extra fine merino and decorative fibres, the emphasis will be on creating a very drapeable felt that has gossamer-like qualities with the emphasis on organic edges, holes and thin spots! Light and economical, these scarves also make an excellent gift idea for posting overseas, Mother’s day, etc.
Minimal materials are required and the technique provides an opportunity to utilise fibre leftover from other projects. A range of merino, merino blends and viscose roving from Unicorn fibres, will be available for pre-purchase or for sale on the day.
Participant Experience Level:
All – but some basic laying out experience would be beneficial.
After many years exploring a wide variety of textile techniques both independently and with various textile groups in Perth, Sara developed a passion for felting in 2015. Her interest varies from experimental and extreme 3D work to creating very fine felt for wearables. See more of her felt and textiles at saraquail.com Sara has participated in a variety of textile exhibitions in various locations in Western Australia. She has also been featured in and contributed to various publications including FELT, Down under Textiles and Fibreline. She teaches and demonstrates and is an active member of FeltWest. For the last 5 years, Sara has also operated her online shop for felting supplies – Unicorn Fibres .