Section navigation:

Felting Workshop - Nuno Wrap

Produced originally by Asian nomadic tribes, felting involves taking a raw fibre of wool and turning it into a piece of fabric by agitation and water.  It is believed felt was originally discovered when the nomads put wool in their sandals for comfort and after walking a long distance it had matted to become felt.

Prerequisite: Nil

Venue: Cobb+Co Museum, 27 Lindsay Street Toowoomba

Date: Saturday 3 May to Sunday 4 May 2014

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Cost:  $335 (incl GST) includes expert instruction, all materials, morning and afternoon tea and lunch.

Age: 16 years and over

All Felting Workshops have a maximum of 10 participants to ensure you receive all the assistance and direction you require.

What will I do

You will create a stylish wrap using the fabric felting technique, Nuno.

The technique bonds loose fibre, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk gauze, creating a lightweight felt.

The fibres can completely cover the background fabric, or they may be used as a decorative design that allows the backing fabric to show.

Nuno felting often incorporates several layers of loose fibres combined to build up colour, texture, and/or design elements in the finished fabric.

Meet your tutor

All felting workshops are conducted by award winning textile artist, Helen Stumkat.

Helen conducts workshops throughout Australia and New Zealand and has won a range of awards including Dame Mary Durack Award, Gippsland Wool and Fibre Award and the Creative Fibre Festival award in New Zealand.

How do you book in?

It’s Easy! Just contact us on +61 (0) 7 4659 4900 to register and pay a non-refundable $100 deposit.  Please see our Terms and Conditions (188 KB) pdf document icon.

Spectators are welcome at all workshops.

Be the first to know what's going on at Cobb+Co Museum and sign up to our ENews.

To register your interest or for further information call us on +61 (0) 7 4659 4900 or contact us using our online form.

Event Details

Dates
03 May 2014 09:00 AM - 04 May 2014 04:00 PM
Cost
$335 (incl GST) including expert instruction, all materials, morning and afternoon tea and lunch