About the Workshop
Join Elise as she guides you through the making of fabric from fibre. Wet felting uses wool, soapy water, and agitation to create a new textile - but that is just the beginning. This introductory course gradually builds skills over a three week period. The first lesson is flat felting. We will create a sweet wall hanging using two pieces of handmade felt. For day two of the workshop, we will felt a 3D vessel using the techniques we learned previously and apply them over a resist. We will complete the series with a final workshop on nuno felting - nuno felting is the process of combining wool with an open weave fabric. We will use hand-dyed fine silk habotai to make a beautiful, lightweight scarf.
Please bring 2 bath towels (not your favourites) and pair of sharp scissors. All other materials included!
Elise Campbell is a felting textile artist and educator who works with wool, silk, and other fibres to create sculptural and wearable art. Originally from the Pacific side of Canada, she now lives on the Atlantic Coast and draws much of her inspiration from the movement of the sea, the creatures that dwell within it and the flora, fauna and fungi of the forest. The versatility and sustainability of wool is what draws Elise to fibre as a creative medium.
Elise is the owner and operator of Full of Wool, a small fibre art company based in Stillwater Lake, NS. She specialises in silk dyeing, one-of-a-kind wearable art and garments, seasonal decor and inclusive felting workshops. She is a PAINTS artist and her pieces have been awarded Distinguished Artist, Best Emerging Artist, People’s Choice Award, and have been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.