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Folded Felt/Nuno-felt with Sachiko Kotaka

Course Overview

Spend two wonderful days with Sachiko learning many different styles of Origami “Tatou” Felt/Nuno-felt that can be used for buttons, vessels, headwear and garments.

There are endless “tatou” designs for feltmaking and Sachiko will explore the huge possibilities leaving you excited and inspired


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Materials List

At the beginning of this 2 day class, I will inspire you by showing my folded

felt / nuno-felt pieces as the examples. Most of the folding features in them, are adapted for feltmaking from the origami as well as the origami-tessellation designs or techniques. You will have fun learning the techniques through creating the samples. I also suggest some of you to add the techniques and/or the sample pieces to your old piece to become more compelling one.

☺ I will provide a couple of materials (like ‘Freezer paper’)for practicing the particular techniques.

☺ Please contact me kotakaart@gmail.comif you have questions about the materials.


☺Please bring pieces of thinpre-felt or pre-nuno-felt if you have any. They will be used as it is, or will be cut into shapes, for the techniques you learn.

* Your old thinpieces considered as finishedfelts or nuno-felts (have to        have thin wool on the entire fabric), should also work.

*If you have check/lattice or stripe patterned fabrics,make pre-nuno-felts with them. The pattern on a surface will help creating          tessellatedpatterns.

*commercial pre-felt should be ok as long as thin and consistent         thickness.

Note:It will be easier folding thin pre-felts / pre-nuno-felts rather than thick ones. It should be fine if you have the thought when you make them. If you make some at home, place 2 layers of merino wool thin as you can lay out. For making pre-nuno-felt, place very thin fabric (like tissue silk) on top of the laid wool – or vice versa if works better.

*Don’t worry much about the shrinkageif some pre-felts have shrank more than others.

☺ Please bring following materials if you will make pre-felts / pre-nuno felts in the class.And those who will bring pre-felts, bring some just in case making more in the class.

◻ Coordinated colours of merino wool (approx. 250 g)

◻ Some of very thin / lightweightfabrics if you make pre-nuno-felts

         ◻ Small amount of fibres (e.g. silk, flax) onlyif you want to use



☺ Bring the equipment you usually use for feltmaking – and items which have underlines.

◻ Felting mat (don’t need large one)

Nylon netting – the approx. size of your felting mat

◻ Ball Brauser orsponge for wetting fibres    

◻ (Short)rolling stick and ties if you use

◻ Plastic container for soapy water

◻ Feltingliquidsoap or detergentand a cake of (pure)soap

◻ A couple ofold bath towels for soaking up water

◻A couple of plastic grocery bags for carrying wet things

 Sharp fabric scissors

Small pointy tip scissors

 Sewing pins, needle and threads for tacking or sewing pre-felts

Measuring tape

◻ Pen and paper for memos, and for writing and drawing your (and other’s) ideas and designs



Sewing machine (and extension cord)– if you prefer machine sewing rather than hand sewing

Workshop Terms

While our fibre art workshops are usually held in the gallery's historically significant workshop space, the workshop venue may change according to the needs and wishes of the artist tutor. Likewise, the times of the workshops may vary depending on the type of workshop and its presentation.

Timeless Textiles Gallery will, at its own discretion, where a participant is unable to attend a fibre art workshop, an exchange or credit note will be made available or a refund of the  deposit or payment in accordance with the following Workshop Refund Policy.

Major commitments must be met, and in fairness to all, the policy concerning the refund is:
Cancellations 3 months prior to workshop date - refund 80% fees paid
Cancellations 2 months prior to workshop date- refund 50% fees paid.
Cancellations 1 month prior to workshop date- no refund.


06 - 07 Jul 2019


9:30 am - 4:30 pm