Ecoprinted Nuno Felt Lampshade
Felting wool to create fabric is an ancient process that predates spinning and knitting. In this class, students will create a nunofelt lampshade using wet-felting resist techniques. The first day will be spent felting the lampshade and some sample pieces. The second day will be devoted to eco-printing the lampshades and samples using natural dyes, plant materials from the florist and leaves from home. While our eco-print lampshades are simmering, there will be time to do additional felting or bundle more projects to take home and process. These nunofelt lampshades celebrate the soft, subtle natural colors of the eco-printing and when illuminated, the beautiful structure of the wool fibers shines through. Students will leave class with a floor lamp that creates a soft, warm light to enhance any room and an understanding of how they can use this technique to retrofit lampshades they have at home. Prior experience wet-felting and/or familiarity with laying out wool is beneficial. Materials fee includes floor lamp with LED bulb.