Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Carolina Fiber Festival 2017

I was thrilled to be invited to teach at this year's Carolina Fiber Festival! They had the show in a new venue this year, and I was so blessed to have a big sunny classroom that overlooked the entire show floor of wonderful fiber and yarn vendors. And my students were phenomenal! They made beautiful nuno-felted scarves of hand-dyed silk chiffon bases, hand-dyed merino wool fibers, novelty fibers and wool nepps. One daring student even tried her hand at cutting her scarf in a special way, the results were so striking! And our felted mini-bag class was so much fun too, nice and cozy, with beautiful results. All in all a wonderful, special weekend.
Silk chiffon scarves I hand-dyed for the class - before adding fibers and felting. The students get to choose their own scarves, fibers and other goodies to add for embellishment.

 So lovely, this student kept her artsy layout minimal, thus showcasing the beautiful colors of the hand-dyed silk chiffon underneath as well.

Beautiful creations! I love how this one turned out, a new technique Ileana tried - it worked!

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