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Introduction to Silk Fusion
April 25, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm$60
Silk fusion is a technique to create a paper-like material by saturating un-spun silk fibers with textile medium. In this class, students will cover a small glass vase using the silk “paper” they create, and then they will create a small free-form sculpted/molded piece suitable for holding an LED votive candle.
Class minimum: 4
Class maximum: 8
About the Instructor:
Melinda Schertenlieb has been working in the fiber arts most of her life: sewing, embroidering, knitting, crocheting, etc. She began exploring felting 12 years ago, and has taken a number of workshops (both group and individual) to learn techniques in wet felting. Using unspun wool fibers, silk fibers, and other textural elements, Melinda primarily wet felts handbags, vessels, scarves, and brooches/pins. She continues to explore techniques, and is expanding her fiber art learning to include some eco printing on fabric and some fiber dyeing skills.
ACWL-Nuveen classes are supported in part by grants from the Michigan Arts & Culture Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nuveen Benevolent Trust.