Take your work to the next level with this exploration of textural felting techniques. Learn shibori felting, felting around resists, folds, cracks, ripples, and more. Through detailed demonstrations and hands-on practice, students will experiment and create a few new pieces, all with great potential for continued embellishment such as stitching and embroidery.
Cost is $250 plus the cost of materials.
Please bring the following materials and/or purchase them at PortFiber before Saturday, April 13th.
24" x 24" prefelt, any color. You can bring a couple of 24” x 24” or any other dimensions.
12-18 oz of wool roving, preferably merino wool (16-22 micron). More than one color.
6-8 oz of wool batt, preferably merino wool. Any color.
Sheer fabric, such as uzbek, chiffon, habotai, organza. Dyed or undyed.
18mm small rotary cutter + cutting mat (12” x 18” or smaller). *There is a cutter and mat, but if you'd like your own, please bring along.
Embellishments, such as silk fibers, bamboo fibers, ramie, pencil roving, yarns, beads.
Masking tape (1/2”, 1” and 2” wide).
Embroidery scissors or pointy and sharp scissors.
Heavy duty thread (polyester or cotton).
2-4 mm painter plastic (1/2 yard is more than enough).
Plastic container (1 qt. capacity).
Ball brause or sponge, or scrubby.
Olive oil soap, preferable as a bar.
Tulle, mesh or mosquito screen (any dimension).
Bubble wrap, ideally 45” x 24” - 4 towels.
Notebook, pencil and/or for sketching and taking notes.
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.