Felted Trellis Scarf
- No prior experience required
- Saturday, March 16, 9:00 am
What makes the trellis scarf so lovely is the hand painted silk base and merino roving that match beautifully. The grid is simple to lay out and it's fun to see the ways it shrinks the silk base. Many color options will be available in the kits brought to class.
Registration Fee $35
Materials Fee $40
Materials Fee includes: Hand-painted silk yardage, hand-painted merino roving, printed instructions.
Students to Bring
- Bubble wrap 12" x 90"
- Pool noodle at least 14" long
- Wetting mechanism (recommend a ball brause tool for wet felting and small bucket)
- At least one old towel
- Small amount of liquid dish soap
- Apron (optional)
Patti's early fascination with fabrics and fashion came from her seamstress mother. She's come to realize fiber art is bound into her DNA. Her main focus has been creating wearable art with the use of silk and wool and soapy water. In addition to nuno felt, she uses hand-dying, needle felting, and bead embroidery to complement the tactile and visual narratives of each piece of wearable art. As a graduate of Western Washington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art and a concentration in fibers, she began thinking about skins. Her study included simulated animal skins, human skin under a microscope, skins of mythical beings and hybrid humans.
An award-winning fiber artist, Patti Barker lives in a sprawling farm house in North Central Florida with her husband and two fine pups. Learn more about her at www.pattibarker.com.
These pictures offer examples of the workshop content or experience.