Layers In Design: Nuno Collage Workshop with Fiona Duthie

Course Overview

Layers in Design explores inks, paints, markers and gold leaf for printing and drawing on cloth and on finished felt, to individualize your felt projects. Through nature observation and creative exercises, we look at where to find inspiration and use it to make your own personalized fabrics through abstraction in colour, forms, text, asemic writing and gestures in markmaking.  We’ll paint fabric with colour, black and white and metallics, using paints and inks to create durable, complex cloth designs that will be collaged into dynamic nuno/laminated felt surfaces. Three styles of dimensional collage will be shared and participants will complete the workshop with a finished wall art piece, plus printed cloth and prefelt to bring into future projects.

Suitable for Experienced beginner/Intermediate- Participants should be familiar with basic feltmaking and able to create an even layout. 

Materials List

Materials List:

2.5 metres silk habotai/paj/ponge white (4.5-5 momme), 90-114cm wide.

1.0 metres silk habotai/paj/ponge silk (4.5 -5 momme), 114cm wide, in main colour for project, or a combination of colours, that add up to this total yardage amount of silk. 

100 grams extra fine merino roving, 19 micron or less, in main colour for project.

100 grams extra fine merino roving, 19 micron or less, in dark grey and in natural white (200 grams total).

50 grams extra fine merino roving, 19 micron or less, in one additional colour that will compliment/contrast with your main project colour.

Some materials will be provided by Fiona for use during the class, including inks, paints, brushes, metallic leaf, markers, fabric stretchers, soap, resist material. The cost for these supplies is $30.00. 

Participants must also bring:

Bubblewrap: 2 pieces 60cm x 90cm or Grip Mat 1 piece 60cm x 90 cm + thin plastic (2 pieces this size)                                                              

Measuring tape                                                    Pen/pencil

Calculator                                                             Scissors, very sharp

Drawing Book, notepad                                        Old towels (2)

Small bucket/container for water                          Sewing Needles

Ball Brause, or other tool for wetting out wool      Sewing thread in main project colour    

Pipe or Pool Noodle for layout and rolling            

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.


23 - 25 Mar 2024


9:30 am - 4:30 pm




Timeless Textiles Gallery


Timeless Textiles Gallery
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW, Australia