Nuno Felting Tunic Workshop with Philomena Hali

Nuno Felting Tunic

Workshop Outline:
Nuno felting – (the word Nuno in Japanese means “cloth” – thus nuno means combining wool and cloth through wet felting)
This technique was developed by Polly Stirling and Sachiko Kotaka in the ‘80’s.
The finished articles are lightweight, with visible texture that screams out to be touched and worn.
In this workshop participants will learn to make a pattern as a template to create a unique tunic/dress.

Student material requirements:

• Lightweight fabrics – can be natural / synthetic – silk, chiffon, tissue silk any light blends –plain or patterned, organza, cotton voile – plain coloured or patterned; bring a variety of see through fabrics to test for usability.
• Wool & silk tops – these will be for sale at class if you do not have any
• Scissors – fabric and paper, wool/ fancy yarns, needles-hand sewing
• 2m piece of bubble wrap – available at Central Craft for purchase along with silks.
• 1x paint drop sheet plastic- available from Home Hardware or Bunnings
• Torn strips of fabric to secure the felt when rolled up.
• 1-2 old bath towels to mop up excess water
• Dish detergent will be available
• Apron , closed shoes, notebook, camera
• Bring share lunch and morning tea, own water bottle

Philomena Hali
Saturday 15 November 2014
9:30am – 3:30pm
Central Craft, Araluen Cultural Precinct, 61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, PO Box 85 Alice Springs NT 0870
$100.00 members, 120.00 non-members