During this two day worksop participants will learn how to make prefelt and how to combine layers of silk and other fine fabrics to create a fine but durable piece of nuno felted fabric. Then participants will learn basic embroidery stitches and techniques to embellish the surface of the fabric to later create a very traditional Japanese bag.
Cost is $250 plus the cost of materials.
Please bring the following materials and/or purchase them at PortFiber before Saturday, October 13th.
8-10 oz merino wool (a combination of 2-3 colors)
1-2 yards of fine silk, chiffon or habotai 5mm, fine cotton such as cheesecloth and/or wool fabric. Any fabric that it’s light and not too dense will work for this technique. Bring a combination of 4-6 colors
scraps of linen, denim, cotton
embroidery thread (similar colors to wool and silk)
Olive oil soap, preferable as a bar
Tulle (any dimension)
2 short pool noodles
2 pieces 150”x 24” bubble wrap
plastic bucket (1 qt. capacity)
other fiber such as silk hankies, bamboo, tencel (optional)
sketchbook and pencil
Eva Camacho is a feltmaker born and raised in Andalucía, Spain, now living in western Massachusetts. She has been selling her work in numerous art shows in the East Coast during the past 2 years. Currently, her last collection Boro can be found at the Textile Museum in Washington D.C., and other collections are being sold in 25 different galleries and stores across the United States. In December of 2015 she received the Award of Distinction in Fiber Wearables from the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2016 she received the 1st place Award in the Wearable Accessories Category at the Fiber Celebration Exhibition in the Community Creative Center, Fort Collins, CO, and also in 2016 she was invited to be part of the Pentaculum 2017 Artist Residency in Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. in 2017 she received two new awards, at the Fiber Celebration Exhibition and the Surface Design Association, and was also invited to be part of the 2017 Mass MoCA Artist Residency. Her felt work has appeared at numerous magazines and newspapers, such as Martha Stewart Living Magazine and the New York Times, the felting book Worldwide Colours of Felt, and in the latest five book Artistry in Fiber, Wearables.