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Report: Nordic Wraps

Nordic Wraps Workshop with Rosalind Johansson

29th November 2011

Rosalind showed us a selection of wraps to provide inspiration for our own creations and discussed different shapes and design ideas. Preparation of the applied decoration was key and decorative elements were needle felted in place onto needlefelt prior to wetting out. Patterns of slits and holes were cut later in the felting process and attention was given to healing cut edges and shaping to give a neat finish. Using the prefelt as a base gives more time for designing the decorative elements, although personally a large expanse of prefelt is rather daunting but I would certainly have another go!

Angela McEwan
This workshop was organised by IFA Region 9