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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Seamless Nuno Jacket

Wow, just writing that title makes me have respect for what 6 students and one intrepid teacher accomplished in class last week. Linda Veilleux, an extremely talented seamstress and felter from Vermont taught a week long class at the John Campbell Folk school in North Carolina that I was lucky enough to attend. Linda has developed her own style for teaching this class and let us all design a garment that we wanted to make. No two were alike! (Not to get ahead of myself, but every one of the garments fit and we were all pleased at the end of class.)

So to shorten this and get to the crux of the "how to", we all created a design on paper, made some samples, got measured, had our measurements interpreted by Linda's computer program, then made a giant resist out of bubble wrap to make our garment. We felted around the giant resist, then removed the resist and fulled the garment down really tightly. (Some fulled for a whole day, oh my!)

Here are some photos of the process and the beautiful results: