$220 – $245

Nuno-Felt: Pieces, Patches & Yardage Workshop

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Nuno-Felt: Pieces, Patches & Yardage

Wednesday, March 14, Thursday, March 15 & Friday, March 16

9am - 4pm (all three days)

Instructor: Liz Spear

$220 WGGC members/$245 non-members

Materials Fee: $10 includes sample sized and large rolling kits, foam noodle, plastics, and bubble wrap

Class Limit: 15 maximum, 5 minimum

Skill Level: All welcome

Chair: Toby Ganz

Try a textile technique that will bring an exciting focus to your art quilt, garment, handmade book, or interior décor. Using an adapted wet-felting process, learn to combine fine silk fabrics and merino wool to make Nuno-felt, an incredibly textured and versatile material. Create pieces, patches, or yardage to incorporate into other textile projects using your personal color choices and lots of elbow grease. Folks new to felting are welcome while experienced felters can add a new approach to their toolbox. This active class requires some upper body strength and stamina along with long periods of standing. Note: The workshop will be held upstairs at the Guild and is not handicapped accessible.

Students need to bring:

  • 1-2 pounds Merino combed top (not superwash) suitable for felting in your choice of colors
  • 3-4 yards total thin silk fabrics, no thicker than 8mm (organza, chiffon, paj, etc.) in your choice of colors, prints, etc. Scraps are fine. Fabric dyed in Neal Howards Putting Color on Silk workshop is also fine.
  • Shoes and clothes that are comfortable and can get wet.
  • Waterproof apron
  • 1 gallon bucket and/or 4 qt. plastic bowl
  • Soap: olive oil soap or Ivory dish liquid
  • 4-8 ties: 8-10 pieces cut-up panty hose legs
  • 3-5 large towels
  • Scissors for fabric
  • Tape measure
  • Water spreading tool: cup, sprayer, sprinkler, ball brauser
  • Large plastic bag for transporting wet stuff
  • Lunch and beverages (A refrigerator and microwave are available for use.)
  • $10 materials fee
  • Optional: embellishment materials: yarns, Angelina fibers, pre-felt shapes, etc.

Questions about this workshop? Contact the chair, Toby Ganz.

About the Instructor: Liz Spear has been working with her hands since 1978 and is now a full-time craftsperson in western NC. She is primarily a weaver of cloth and a maker of fine garments, many with nuno-felt or rag fabric. Teaching and demonstrating for North Carolina's craft schools and craft organizations are an important part of her continuing to master her craft. Liz is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Referred to as the "Queen of Communication," she enjoys collecting, sending, and displaying postcards. Liz's website,

Cancellation Policies Regarding Student Fees

  • If teacher or Guild cancels workshop – full refund to all registered and cancelled students. Generally, the teacher or the Guild may cancel the workshop three (3) three or more weeks before the workshop start date. This is stipulated in the contract but can be flexible if both parties agree.
  • If a registered student wishes to cancel, s/he must:
    • Contact the Workshop Chair
    • If canceling thirty (30) or more days before workshop start date, student receives a refund of the workshop fee minus a $50 cancellation fee.
    • Cancel twenty-nine (29) or fewer days before the workshop start date
      • Refund workshop fee minus $50 cancelation fee only if vacant spot is filled by another person (from waitlist or otherwise).
      • No refund if spot remains vacant.
  • Registered student may independently find someone to take his/her place at the workshop with no extra fees involved as long as no cancellation is performed through EventBrite. Workshop Chair MUST be notified. In this situation, the primary registered student is responsible for all fees, passing on information to their replacement, etc.




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