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Tue, Apr 25


Arts Council of White Lake-Nuveen Center

Introduction to Silk Fusion

Using the silk fusion technique, students will create silk 'paper' to cover a glass vase and create a free-form votive candle holder. Ages 16+

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Introduction to Silk Fusion
Introduction to Silk Fusion

Time & Location

Apr 25, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Arts Council of White Lake-Nuveen Center, 106 E Colby St, Whitehall, MI 49461, USA


About the event

Silk fusion is a technique to create a paper-like material by saturating un-spun silk fibers with textile medium. In this class, students will cover a small glass vase using the silk "paper" they create, and then they will create a small free-form sculpted/molded piece suitable for holding an LED votive candle.

Class minimum: 4

Class maximum: 8

About the Instructor:

Melinda Schertenlieb has been working in the fiber arts most of her life:  sewing, embroidering, knitting, crocheting, etc.  She began exploring felting 12 years ago, and has taken a number of workshops (both group and individual) to learn techniques in wet felting.  Using unspun wool fibers, silk fibers, and other textural elements, Melinda primarily wet felts handbags, vessels, scarves, and brooches/pins.  She continues to explore techniques, and is expanding her fiber art learning to include some eco printing on fabric and some fiber dyeing skills.

ACWL-Nuveen classes are supported in part by grants from the Michigan Arts & Culture Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nuveen Benevolent Trust.


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