Explore 3-D Watercolor Nuno Felt

Oriskany, NY, October 25-27, 2019

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Judith Dios, Instructor

Immerse yourself in creativity and play with fiber and color as you create a hand painted nuno felted piece with fabulous 3-D surface designs. Design a wearable work of art of your own, such as a scarf, wrap, or if you have nuno felting experience, a seamless chemise, vest, or tunic. Or, make a unique journal or pillow cover, or several pieces of fiber art jewelry.

Use soft merino wool, luxurious silk fabric and hand spun silk yarns to embellish with 3-D surface designs such as rosettes, blossoms, abstract ruffles, collage layering and “corkscrew” fringe. Learn to use resists and the much-loved “No Roll Method,“ which replaces laborious traditional hand rolling, leaving more time and energy for creativity!

After your project is felted, you will hand paint color directly onto your piece using fabric dye. As the dye flows, and combines to create new colors and subtle transitions, it enhances the inherent beauty of nuno with a watercolor effect. Learn color mixing and heat setting of dyes, as well as proper finishing techniques, which result in a durable and long-lasting nuno felt.

Particular attention will be paid to factors that result in a successful project. At the end of the workshop, you will take home a unique and wearable work of art, or accent piece, for your home décor!

Instructional handouts will be provided.

Date, Time & Location

Friday, Oct. 25th, 9:30am to Sunday, Oct. 27th, 4:30pm

700 Utica Street

Oriskany, NY

Registration Information


The workshop fee is $375, plus a $20 instructor supplies fee, plus the cost of materials for the chosen project(s). To view a list of possible projects with the amount of material required for each, see "Materials & Supplies" below.

A $50 deposit to reserve your space is required at the time of registration. The remaining $325 balance is due at the beginning of the workshop. Cash or credit cards are accepted.

The deposit will be refundable until Sept 15, 2019. After that date, no deposit refunds will be given if a participant cancels..

If a workshop is cancelled or rescheduled, Judith will contact you about an alternative option of your choice such as a deposit refund, credit, or alternate workshop.


To register and secure your place in the workshop, please scroll down and complete the Registration Form found at the bottom of this flyer. An invoice for the $50 deposit will be emailed to you after the registration form is submitted.


9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily


Materials available for purchase at the workshop include: 3.0 and 4.5 mm silk gauze; 5.0 mm habotai; both un-dyed and dyed mulberry silk roving; un-dyed superfine Merino wool roving, and hand-spun un-dyed mulberry silk yarn. Participants will be provided with a complimentary sample of the yarn.

Click here to view a Project Details chart showing possible projects and the amount of material required. Also included, is the Equipment and Supplies List.


Light refreshments, such as fruit, nuts, pastries, water, coffee, and tea will be provided. Please advise Judith, in advance, of any dietary restrictions. For lunch during the workshop, meals may be purchased at local restaurants, including Capri Pizza (takeout), Stockdale's Bar and Grill (takeout & delivery) and Oriskany Diner.


Old clothing and shoes. You may get water and dye on your clothing. You will be standing on a hard floor so wear comfortable shoes with plenty of cushioning or bring an anti-fatigue mat.


Workshops are not safe places for animals and they may also present a hazard (such as to those with allergies, participants tripping over them, etc.), so animals are not allowed in the workshop. This includes "emotional support" and "therapy" dogs. In accordance with Federal law, service dogs must be allowed.


If you have any questions about the workshop, in terms of your expected learning outcome, physical ability or interest level, please contact Judith before registering so we can ensure, as best as possible, that you are registering for a workshop that you will enjoy and be capable of completing. After registering, Judith accepts no liability in assuring that the workshop meets your expectations. In some cases, you may be required to sign a waiver of liability for insurance purposes for the facility where the workshop is held.


Oriskany is a village in Upstate Central New York State, closest to the cities of Utica and Rome. Find Oriskany on Google Maps.

Airports: Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) is approximately 1 hour west, via I-90 W (NYS Thruway, toll road). Albany International Airport (ALB) is approximately 1.5 hour west, via I-90 E.

Driving directions: to 700 Utica St, Oriskany using Google Maps type your address in the blue box in the upper left corner. Check for road construction and delays here: National Traffic and Road Closure Information or https://511ny.org.

Rail Service: Amtrak serves the Utica and Rome train stations.

Hotels: Google search of hotels near Oriskany, NY. I always stay with family in the area, and therefore, am unable to recommend a hotel based on personal experience. ~Judith


For lunch during the workshop: Capri Pizza (takeout), Stockdales Bar and Grill (takeout & delivery), Oriskany Diner. The Utica and Rome area offer more options for dinner.

About Judith

Judith uses luxurious silks and the finest of soft wools and hand-paints each of her pieces, striving to wrap the wearer in sensuality, beauty and lightness. Captivated by nuno feltmaking since 2007, her passion for innovation and experimentation has led her to create intriguing texture with fabric and fibre. As much as she loves felting, she loves even more, the people it brings into her life.

Judith works from her studio on the idyllic island of Salt Spring, British Columbia, where she lives with her husband, Michael, and their little Havanese dog, Tica, who is a "heartbeat" always at her feet! She travels and teaches in the US and Canada, and also, internationally through her online workshops.

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