BORO BAG

BORO BAG

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March 2-3, 2020

$320.00

This two day workshop is designed for students with some felting experience. During the first day participants will create a patched looking bag where they will learn how to build layers of silk, cotton or wool fabric to play with the color of the wool and the fabric. During the second day, participants will learn how to make a seamless bag, decorated at the end with multiple stitches.

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ABOUT

“My name is Eva Camacho-Sánchez of Lana Handmade, and I am a fiber artist who creates nuno felt by combining fine silk and the finest merino wool.

I learned to create from my mother, who grew up in a poor, rural village, and had no choice but to make her own clothes, sheets and other textiles in the 1940s. Her passion for creating and the importance of self-sufficiency was instilled in me at an early age, though my artistic passion only came alive when, as an adult, I discovered the amazing qualities of wool and the wonderful art of felting.

Traditionally, felt is created by using water, soap, wool and agitation. Felting takes time, physical labor and patience. Most of my items are made with wool from local farms, using Icelandic and Romney varieties for housewares, and Merino for wearables. I buy the fleeces directly from farmers, then wash, dye and card them myself.

I usually start by hand-dyeing the wool (with natural dyes I have created myself from plant matter), which is then felted together with fine silk. To create patterns on the silk, I use techniques such as free motion embroidery, hand-stitching, beading and printing. My work is the result of the fusion of the ancient art form of feltmaking with modern techniques to create new and elegant styles.”

u can Reserve your space with a deposit of $90; balance due 45 days before class

  • 10% Discount if you are registering for both of Eva’s workshops

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