In this two day workshop students will learn how to create a very elegant pillow cover (16×16) while applying different textural and printing techniques. During the first day, students will learn how to design the surface of the silk with paints and inks by printing, stamping, rubbing and stenciling. Students will then be able to make a small sample at the end of the day to learn how to place all the layers to create the textural surface design. During the second day, students will nuno felt by using different techniques to create a highly textured and soft pillow cover.
Eva Camacho is a feltmaker born and raised in Andalucía, Spain, now living in western Massachusetts. Currently, her last collection Boro can be found at the Textile Museum in Washington D.C., and other collections are being sold in 20 different galleries and stores across the United States. In December of 2015, she received the Award of Distinction in Fiber Wearables from the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2016, she was awarded 1st place in the Wearable Accessories category at the Fiber Celebration Exhibition at the Community Creative Center, Fort Collins, CO. That same year she was also invited to be part of the Pentaculum 2017 Artist Residency in Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Mass MoCA as well. Her felt work have appeared at numerous magazines and newspapers, such as Martha Stewart Living Magazine and the New York Times, and in the latest felting book Worldwide Colours of Felt. In the fall of 2017, her work will appear in the new book Artistry in Fiber.