Workshop details and photos of new nuno felted wrap/shrug!

At last I can post more details for Sigrid Bannier’s exciting August workshops!  All the workshops will take place either on site or within walking distance of my studio and farmhouse here at Clasheen, Borris, Co. Carlow.  Inexpensive self catering accomodation will be available at my neighbours newly renovated farmhouse (only 1 minutes walk!!) or participants can organise to stay in B&Bs locally or the one high quality hotel within a 5 minutes drive.  All workshop costs include materials and tea and coffee throughout the day, please bring a packed lunch with you or you can walk through the fields to the local shop if you want to get something basic to eat.  I really think that this will be a FANTASTIC series of workshops.  Sigrid is a great facilitator and so generous with her knowledge, I hope that as many of you as possible will take this opportunity of investing in your felting future and as they say here in Ireland ‘the craic will be mighty’!

Anyway, here are the details and please note that if you want to participate in two workshops there will be a €10 reduction or if you wish to join us and felt for three or four workshops a €30 reduction will apply.  Please also note that the mosaic nuno day is more expensive in order to cover the cost of the silk chiffon we will be using.  A non refundable charge of 50% of the workshop price is payable with your booking to secure your place and the balance to be paid by 29th July.

5th August – Mosaic nuno felt  – Discover the possibilities of creating your own unique fabric for clothing using the mosaic nuno technique. €90

6th August – Incorporating found objects into your felt – Learn how to incorporate natural and found objects into your felt whether as a focal point in a piece of jewellery or to add embellishment to flat felt or 3 dimensional bags and sculpture. €85

7th August – Incorporating found objects into your felt  – Learn how to incorporate natural and found objects into your felt whether as a focal point in a piece of jewellery or to add embellishment to flat felt or 3 dimensional bags and sculpture. €85 

8th and 9th August – Felt lampshades – a two day workshop – Sigrid’s pictures speak for themselves if you want to learn how to plan, design and create quirky and stylish lampshades or wall lights! €160

Sigrid's flower explosion lampshade

Sigrid's flower explosion lampshade

Nuno mosaic scarves made at a workshop Sigrid tutored in Italy

Nuno mosaic scarves made at a workshop Sigrid tutored in Italy

Please email asap or call me on 00353 (0)87 2789740 if you wish to reserve your place!

And now on to some pictures of my latest nuno felt project, a simple but striking lightweight wrap or shrug.  This developed from an idea that I had when creating some flower corsages the other evening; what would happen if I enlarged the size of my circle, cut out a wedge as per the corsages and then manipulated the felt into a collar or shrug??? 
'Peony' - my new nuno felt wrap

'Peony' - my new nuno felt wrap

I was thrilled with the results and here I present my second shrug which I have called ‘Peony’.  The photos really don’t do the colours justice (it was overcast and raining when I shot them) but I thought that you might like to give this a go for yourselves when you see how simple it is!  Check out my Flickr images for the side and back view and please email me some pictures if you give this a go yourselves!!

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8 thoughts on “Workshop details and photos of new nuno felted wrap/shrug!

  1. I wish that there weren’t an ocean between us! Those classes look so interesting. And, your photo examples are wonderful! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Nicole – your shrug is truly lovely – you’re creativity is blossoming and how I wish I could come stay in your neighbor’s farmhouse and walk over for days of felting – oh, pure Bliss.

  3. Good morning Nicola,

    I just love reading your posts over my morning cup of coffee.

    Your Sigrid Bannier workshop sounds wonderful. Wish I could be there. Take lots of pictures.

    On another note, one very important question, what is “craic”? Just in case I ever get to Ireland (one can always dream), I need to know these things. You don’t want me sounding like a tourist, do you?

    And lastly, I think I’ll try to give the shrug “the old college try” this weekend, but just want to make sure that I understand how you created yours…It’s just beautiful! You laid out a large circle of wool fibers (was it over silk?), and then cut out a wedge. The wedge I’m assuming is where the shrug opens up in the front, but just wanted to make sure.

    Hope you’re having a great day. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

    Take care,
    Dawn

  4. tried to leave comment on flickr but I keep forgeting to log in as clear2glass instead of my ancient login of Carmen232.
    This is a wild idea and it just looks warm and yummy. I keep telling myself that I am going to have to make a trip to Ballybrack to take one of your classes. Your knowledge base is vast and not only applied it but you expand it. MY KIND OF AN ARTIST.

  5. Oh I forgot, I adore the shrug and the nuno scarves from Ingrid’s class. The scarves look almost solid(different from the airy look of nuno felt which is usually airy.

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