TUTOR: Catherine O'Leary lives in Melbourne. She has worked with felt for more than 20 years and exhibited and taught extensively in Australia and overseas. Catherine has been profiled in several magazines and her work is featured in various books, including her own - "From Felt to Fabric". Catherine introduces her distinctive painterly approach to Nuno felting with trademark techniques that make the craft easier to master, more creative and more personal. Her exciting innovation, Nuno prefelts, integrate printed fabric into the process as design elements whilst exploring the principals of art and composition.
Painting with Wool Fibre and Fabric Workshop
This felt making workshop has two parts. In the first part we Weill be creating individual designs on fine silk fabric through the application of drawing, stencilling, mono printing and block printing. These g=fabrics will then be used to create Nuno prefects which will be incorporated into a garment, wall piece or homewares. The focus of the workshop will be on surface design and composition.