Explore a range of contemporary hand felting techniques to produce dynamic effects within the surface of your fabric. Layers, pattern and resists are combined with nuno felt, stencils, laminating and cutwork, inspired by your own photographs or drawings of nature or the man-made environment. You will create distinctive patterns and designs for use in interior projects or decorative elements in garment construction.
Liz Clay is a practitioner and researcher of hand made felt, specifically working within haute couture and innovating felt making techniques. She studied textiles at Bath School of Art and Design. Her PhD investigates the creative potential of British 'waste' wool for fine craft felt making. Author of Nuno Felt, she teaches and exhibits internationally. Work is held in the collections of Givenchy, Balenciaga, the Crafts Council and Bradford College Textile Archive.