Nuno felting injects a soft fabric, such as silk, into a rougher fabric, like wool, creating a new texture. (photo submitted)

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Nuno felting workshop coming in December

Published 11:40am Monday, November 14, 2011

Some readers may be familiar with felting methods that compress wool roving and create dense fabric that is used in hats and winter garments.
Nuno felting is a way to inject soft fabric like silk with wool roving to create an entirely new texture that combines the dense and rough with soft and smooth.  The result is a scarf or garment that has an abstract quality and a very uneven surface and outline. Many colors are blended together to produce a rainbow of hues in one wearable piece. Each creation is distinctly original, bringing a new dimension to both silk and wool.
The instructor, Christine Mariotti has been a textile instructor and professional fiber artist for more than 30 years and has exhibited her silk scarves in many local galleries around Tryon including the gift shop at Tryon Arts and Crafts.
This workshop will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  There will be a small materials fee per person to cover silk fabric and wool roving.
Advance registration for all workshops is required. For more information about the instructor or workshop including tuition and supply costs, please contact Tryon Arts & Crafts School at 828-859-8323 or by email More details and examples of projects are available on the Tryon Arts and Crafts School website, There are a limited number of spaces available for this class, so register soon.
Tryon Arts and Crafts School is a nonprofit crafts organization located at 373 Harmon Field Road in Tryon and exists to provide creative opportunities for everyone.
- article submitted by Julia McIntyre

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