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Nuno Felting Hats and Scarves

Course Overview

Nuno felting, a process of combining silk and wool to create a completely new fabric, is incredibly enticing. Though nuno is not an ancient craft, it is bound to develop a long history because it creates such a beautiful and practical material for creating wearables. In this session, students will learn the basics of nuno felting and explore different techniques using the seamless resist method to create a scarf and hat. Make them a matching set or experiment with a variety of silks and merino wool-- your imagination is the limit. These nuno scarves and hats are great for winter, yet could be light enough for year round use. Students will also learn how to make silk pre-felt, which is a really fun method of playing with shapes and collage in the nuno process. No artistic skill is needed, just a willingness to accept the unpredictable and patience with the nuno process. Wear comfortable shoes, as there is a lot of standing.

White silk for the scarves and hats are a part of the materials fee, but you are encouraged to bring a variety of silks, patterned or solid colors to increase your design choices.  Combining a variety of silks and colored wool is an exciting part of this class.  Not all silks will felt, but we will do sample tests to be sure there is success.  

North House is looking forward to hosting this course on campus in the safest way possible. As recommended by our HVAC consultants, we have increased air ventilation and installed an air filtration system. We perform extra cleaning of campus and are keeping class sizes small in our largest classrooms. Students must participate in a daily health screening and temperature check, agree to wear a mask at all times on campus, and to practice social distancing of 6 feet, as well as adhere to other safety protocols in some cases. See our full COVID-19 Policy here.

Dates

Fri, Feb 26th, 2021  –  Sun, Feb 28th, 2021

This course has been cancelled to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. We offer our deepest apologies. We truly believe in the power of craft to build community, and we know that community is needed more than ever in times like these. However, the need to stay healthy and protect our friends and neighbors is the most critical priority.

If you were registered for this class, you should have received an email regarding your refund options. If not, please call us at 218-387-9762 or email us at info@northhouse.org.

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We truly hope to see you in another class at North House soon!

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $330.00
Includes materials fee of $45.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Two large towels
  • a spray bottle or a ball brause 
  • a plastic bag to carry your things home
  • a pair of scissors 
  • notebook and pencil
  • measuring tape

Optional Tools

  • A water proof apron.  
  • Merino wool roving of your favorite color. 
  • You may bring your own silk. This could be silk gauze, tissue silk, habotai/china silk/paj/ponge (5 momme). You can use several pieces to create one larger piece but an average size of silk for a scarf is 12” by 90”.  Smaller pieces of silk or other fine fibers for decorations. White silk for the scarves and hats are a part of the materials fee, but you are encouraged to bring a variety of silks, patterned or solid colors to increase your design choices.  Combining a variety of silks and colored wool is an exciting part of this class.  Not all silks will felt, but we will do sample tests to be sure there is success.  

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.