In this two day workshop students will learn how to create a elegant felted 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. At the end of the second day, student will have the opportunity to place a zipper in one of the seams.
Eva Camacho is a feltmaker born and raised in Andalucía, Spain, now living in western Massachusetts. She has been selling her work in numerous art shows in the East Coast during the past 2 years. Currently, her last collection Boro can be found at the Textile Museum in Washington D.C., and other collections are being sold in 15 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. Her felt work have appeared at numerous magazines and newspapers, such as Martha Stewart Living Magazine and the New York Times. In the fall, her work will appear in the upcoming book Worldwide Colours of Felt.