The lightweight, yet rich textures of this tunic make it so fun to wear! If you enjoy puzzles, you will love this technique. Students will learn how to build a seamless Nuno felt tunic using a resist pattern, a variety of silk scraps, a little wool and soapy water. This technique is perfect for using recycled silk fabrics and students will learn which fabrics will felt and which will not. Some prior Nuno felt experience is recommended. Plastic resist patterns will be provided by instructor.

Patti Barker

Instructor Patti Barker

Materials Requirements: 8 ounces Merino wool (be sure it is NOT super wash), 4 yards silk chiffon cut up into approximately 3”x 3” shapes (silk chiffon is available at Ragfinery – ask when you come in). You will also need a 4’x8’ rug mat for rolling your garment (be sure they have the small holes…these can be found at Tuesday Mornings store, or online). You need 3 strips of t-shirt fabric (tear up an old shirt) to use as ties for your roll. You also need a one gallon garden sprayer, a pair of sharp scissors and a couple of old towels (that you don’t mind staining). Two sets of bed risers are recommended to raise your work tables, but are not required. Participants should wear clothing they don’t mind getting wet, and comfortable shoes.