ERTF AGM & Conference 23rd April 2022

Location - to be confirmed

Guest Speaker - Vivienne Morpeth

Vivienne Morpeth Designer Feltmaker writes:

I am passionate about sheep fleece, wool and felt making, its’ ancient traditions and modern day uses from domestic to catwalk ware. With thirty years’ experience I make a big range of luxoury felt from unique hand rolled wet felted wearables and accessories to dry felted needle felted creatures. Working with a variety of different sheep fleece and wool, including Merino and British wools and I felt these with my hand dyed silk fabrics to create Nuno felt, a technique learnt whilst on a Travel Award in Australia in 1997, now using my own techniques and designs.

Born in Edinburgh I have been influenced by the Scottish colourists and use of layering colour to create dept, living now in North Lincolnshire this influence is still very evident in my work with a synthesis of colours form the vast skies and River Humber.  

My Talk will be

Dressed in Sheep’s Clothing, From ancient traditions to modern felt clothing

45 mins with questions and answers to follow

My Workshop will be making a nuno felt scarf

Using soft merino wool and hand dyed silk fabrics your will learn how to handle the wool, design, layout and wet felt a gorgeous unique Nuno scarf to take home. All equipment and materials will be provided with full step by step tuition you will experience this amazing felting process. 

More information about Vivienne can be found by clicking here

 

Members and Non-members Welcome

Booking form to be added shortly

Any queries, please contact Carole Nicholls.