During this three-day workshop students will learn how to create an elegant and wearable
felted vest, while applying different textural and layout techniques. Students will make a
seamless and reversible nuno felted vest, while learning how to nuno felt and work with
different layers of silk and wool to create an interesting gradation of colors on both
surfaces of the vest, maintaining their original design as a focal point. The workshop will
end with a demonstration that shows how to create several possible closures for the vest.
My name is Eva Camacho-Sánchez of Lana Handmade, and I am a fiber artist who creates nuno felt by combining fine silk and the finest merino wool.
I learned to create from my mother, who grew up in a poor, rural village, and had no choice but to make her own clothes, sheets and other textiles in the 1940s. Her passion for creating and the importance of self-sufficiency was instilled in me at an early age, though my artistic passion only came alive when, as an adult, I discovered the amazing qualities of wool and the wonderful art of felting.