The first module of Embellishing Felt with Surface Design Techniques – A Mixed Media Approach is Nuno Felting with Paper Fabric Lamination. The cost for the 4 week course is $45.00 (US). The next offering of the course is April 29, 2016. To register for the course, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.
Paper fabric lamination is a technique of essentially gluing paper to sheer fabric in a specific design. It is not a new technique and has been used by fiber artists for a long time. When I first learned the technique, I wondered how I would use the result. Many artists use paper fabric lamination and layer the results together with stitching and other methods. When I looked at my samples, I saw sheer fabric with a design and thought “Why not try nuno felting with it?” I tried it, it worked, and I loved the results. It was a way to use my own designs and create a piece of nuno felt that was completely different and in my own style.
What you will learn:
What types of sheer fabric work best for paper fabric lamination
What types of paper work best for paper fabric lamination
How to add color to the paper
How to make a print board
All the steps of paper fabric lamination including using a silk screen or a stencil to create your design
How to embellish your felt with small pieces of paper fabric lamination
How to use laminated paper fabric for the base of a larger piece of nuno felt
How to make a laminated paper fabric silk screen (Can be used in Module 2 or for silk screening on your own.)
In the video, I incorrectly said that module 4 would include hand stitching. The 4th module is just about machine stitching. Hand stitching is not included.
Resources for Stencils and Silkscreens:
http://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/ Variety of stencils designed by different artists.
http://www.dickblick.com/categories/decorative/stencils/ Variety of stencils and stencil making supplies as well screen printing supplies.
http://lyrickinard.com/ Sells ready made thermofax screens and will make custom thermofax screens using your designs.
http://www.fibraartysta.com/thermofax-screen-service-tu.html Sells ready made thermofax screens and will make custom thermofax screens using your designs.
Craft stores such as Michaels, Jo-Ann’s and Hobby Lobby will also have stencils and some silk screen supplies.
http://www.stencil-library.com/ Large variety of stencils – try looking under simple stencils.
http://www.artvango.co.uk/ Variety of art supplies including stencils and screen printing supplies.
http://www.thermofaxscreens.co.uk/ Lots of ready made thermofax screens and will make custom thermofax screens using your designs.
http://www.thestencilstudio.com/ Variety of stencils and will make custom stencils.
Craft, art and hobby stores will also have stencils and some silk screen supplies.
Course work will be supplied in PDF format, a link to view the PDF online will be provided on the forum, where you can then download it to keep. Videos will be available on the forum throughout the class but not available to download. You will be given a link to the online Class forum and a password to access the relevant area. The forum will have sections for students to show their work and ask questions, and also a section specifically for asking the instructor questions. The instructor will visit the forum every day, if you feel like you need real-time advice, please PM to arrange this.
The Start date for the next class is Friday, April, 29 2016. The cost is US$45.00 for the 4 week course with an extra 2 weeks of instructor support. You will be billed/invoiced by PayPal and the vendor name on the bill will be The Purple Pomegranate. Class sizes are limited to 50. A supply list, a Website Navigation PDF, and an Adding Photos to the Forum PDF will be attached to the Paypal invoice for your convenience.
Registration is now closed for the April 29th course.
If you are interested in this class, please go here and leave me a message with the class title noted. You will be added to our email notification list for the next class offering.