4.13.18 Felted Barcelona Vest with Eva Camacho (3-Day Class)
Friday, April 13th - Sunday, April 15th - 11am-5pm
In this three day workshop, students will learn how to make a seamless and reversible “Barcelona” vest. Students will learn how to nuno felt and how to work with different layers of silks and wool to create an interesting gradation of colors on both surfaces of the vest.
During the first day, students will spend some time creating small samples, learning how to calculate the shrinkage and how to combine the different materials. The second and third day, students will apply everything learned during the first day into the design of their vest. At the end of the third day, students will learn how to make a simple pin that will allow to wear the vest to be worn in different styles. This vest will be sturdy, but soft - one that can be worn to both formal and informal events.
Cost is $375 plus the cost of materials.
Please bring the following materials and/or purchase them at PortFiber before Friday, April 13th.
10-16 oz of merino wool (one color or a combination of 2-3 colors)
6-8 yards of fine silk, chiffon or habotai 5mm, different colors, preferable hand-dyed.
2 pieces 90”x45” bubble wrap (if you can’t find it with this width, the bubble wrap can be taped)
2 small pieces, 16”x16” bubble wrap to make the sample
Tulle or mosquito screen
Olive oil soap, preferable as a bar
2 long pool noodles
Wool yarn, silk yarn, silk hankies (optional)
Wool neps (optional)
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.