Fantastic Felt and Nuno Felt Hats: with Dawn Edwards of Felt So Right
Call us with questions 1- 877-665-5790
Date: September 24, 25, 26, 2020
Time: THUR, FRI & SAT 9am - 4pm
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: LIVING FELT 2440 E HWY 290, STE E1 DRIPPING SPRINGS, TX 78620
Materials Fee: $10 to instructor
Fantastic Felt and Nuno Felt Hats Workshop
Come and learn the basics of 3D felting, or expand your knowledge, as we create beautiful felt hats using Merino wool roving with the option of incorporating lightweight silk fabrics for Nuno-felting. You will love the artistic possibilities, with functionality as an added bonus. We will create our hats over a template (flat resist), using wet-felting techniques. Hats will then be blocked. On day 3 Dawn will lead the class in adventurous blocking for truly unique shapes.
Some standing involved. We will be rolling our felt which requires some physical exertion. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
What to Bring:
A notebook, pen, sharpie marker
Lunch - we can order out, or you can bring your own.
We have a fridge and toaster oven (no microwave).
Students will receive a supply list via email
General Info Including Travel & Accommodations
(or feel free to give us a call! Toll Free: 877-665-5790)
About The Instructor:
Dawn Edwards is a fiber artist specializing in exceptional, fun, out-of-the ordinary felt hats. She lives and works from her home studio in Plainwell, MI, and sells her work under the name of Felt So Right through specialty retail, boutique and gallery shops in several states within the United States.
Dawn has studied felt-making with several renowned fiber artists and felt-makers from around the world. Her felt works have appeared in exhibitions, art shows, magazines and books. Dawn is a juried member artist in the gallery shops of the prestigious Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN, and the Pacific Northwest School of Art, Coupeville, WA, and a member of the Signature Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI.
Her love of color, texture, and beauty in everyday life, have led to artistic expression through many creative endeavors including stained glass and pottery, and finally to a medium where she is able to incorporate many of those techniques into her felt-making. You may see some of the wonderful textural and sculptural images found in pottery, or the beautiful color ways noted in stained glass.
Dawn's beaded felt cloche won the 2014 international "Mad Hatters" competition, judged by world renowned milliner, Arturo Rios.
Dawn has several of her felt creations featured in the book, 1000 Artisan Textiles:
Contemporary Fiber Art, Quilts, and Wearables by Sandra Salamony and Gina M. Brown. 1000 Artisan Textiles may be found at your local bookstore, Amazon.com or Quarrybooks.com.