Nuno Patchwork Felting

Nuno Felting is the fusing of wool fibres to sheer printed and plain fabrics using a wet felting technique which creates a beautifully textured hybrid fabric. Nuno patchwork utilises lots of small, usually un-usable remnants from old/op-shop silk/muslin/cotton voile scarves and clothes, sewing scraps and fabric shop remnants giving a new lease of life to what was once discarded and creating something unique, personal and useful. Perfect as a textile art piece for your wall or table but works equally well stitched into a purse/project bag or artists pencil/brush case. Stitch workers can also enjoy adding further embellishment to their piece once it’s dry. Some moderate repetitive action is required for this workshop.

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Tutor: Gill Brooks

Made keen on textiles from an early age, Gill experimented with everything under the sun: dyeing, sewing, embroidery, knitting, rug-making, you name it. In 1994, she attended her first felt-making workshop and that was it. She had found her perfect medium and has been felting ever since. Over the years, Gill has attended many workshops, often with the who’s who of the international felting world, including Jorie Johnson, Marjolein Dalinga, Alexander Pillin and Jeanette Appleton. Gill has been teaching workshops since 2002 and has introduced hundreds to the joys of felt-making and the versatilities of handmade felt. Gill designs and makes one of a kind accessories which she sells through various handmade craft shop and galleries. Her work has been featured in a variety of magazines including Vogue Living and Home Beautiful. ‘I’m continuously inspired by this extra-ordinarily versatile medium, it’s wonderful properties and its amazing history. A never-ending world of possibilities. What’s not to love.’’