Sculptural Felting with Maria Lucia Londoño

Date: Saturday March 12, 2022 - Sunday March 13, 2022
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Maria Lucia Londoño
Tuition: $230
Materials: $35

Creating felt helps us recall our ancestors. It takes us back to the origin of human creation. Before learning how to knit or weave, we collected the wool from our sheep to warm our bodies and houses. Wool, heat, humidity and friction; a casual cohesion that gave birth to the first textile creation.” -Maria Lucia Londoño

We’re honored to host Columbian textile artist, Maria Lucia Londoño for this 2-day exploration of surface design, using the ancient technique of felt making to create volume, dimension and texture. This class will focus on modern approaches to felting to transform a dense and durable fiber into a variety of textural patterns, 3-D shapes and structures. Students may consider designing their felted fabrics for end use as pillows, rugs, tapestries or fashion accessories. Students can expect a complete immersion in the design process as well as the physical experience of hands-on felting. Undyed and naturally-dyed Colombian wool will be provided and students will go home with numerous textile samples demonstrating specific techniques and recording experiments in shape, pattern and volume. 

This is an ideal workshop for those with basic felting skills, (16yrs & up) who are interested in a design-focused approach to this age-old technique. Spanish speakers welcome! 

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