Nuno Felt Wearables: Art Vest
– Nuno Felt a Reversible Vest with Artistic Elements –

with Patti Barker

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Nuno Felt Art Vest


About this Course

Skills Focus: Wet Felting, Nuno Felting
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Helpful Experience to Have: Basic Wet Felting
Course Length: This course is equivalent to a 2-day in person workshop

Create a beautiful reversible art vest using a fiber gradient, entrapments, and embellishments that are sure to make your vest a statement piece!

Video Lessons: Videos are divided in to easy to digest & easy to reference segments
Audio: Recorded in English
Closed Captions: English, Deutsch, Español, Español (México), Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Português (Brasil), Magyar, Pусский, اللغة العربية, हिन्दी, 中文, 日本, 한국인, বাংলা

Skills you will Learn:

  • How to nuno felt a reversible vest with a fold down collar and lapels
  • How to select an appropriate silk fabric to use for the base of a nuno felted vest to achieve your desired effect
  • How to use the entrapment technique to create a textural, raised relief image on the vest
  • How to use embellishment fibers to achieve stunning effects
  • How to use wool and effect fibers in a flat layout to achieve a reversible pattern that has two distinct styles
  • How to effectively wet felt a large garment
  • How to make closures for your vest and tips for how to wear the vest
  • BONUS!
    * How to make a felted floral brooch to add to your vest or incorporate as a closure method

Included in this course

  • 24/7, 365 Instant access to the course streamed directly to your computer, tablet or phone
  • High quality video instruction divided into short, digestible lessons
  • Learn at your own pace and refer back to lessons at any time
  • Complete materials list with links to recommended supplies

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Meet the Instructor:

Felted Works by Patti Barker:

Patti Barker

Patti Barker is an award-winning felt wear designer who has been felting since 2008. Her passion lies in created felted ensembles for the stage, and telling a story with her unique wearable creations. She often incorporates themes highlighting female empowerment that evoke emotion and energy in her art. Patti is constantly experimenting with new felting techniques, with many of her designs resulting from asking herself “what happens if I try this?”

Having first discovered felting at a fiber arts retreat at an alpaca farm in the Northern Georgia Mountains, Patti immediately fell in love with the wide world of felting. With a background in weaving, macramé, and making paper jewelry, along with her parent’s creative careers, Patti has always had a creative eye. She returned to college and earned a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Studio Art from Western Washington University, and enjoys both learning new felting techniques, and sharing the joy of felting with her students. She enjoys taking on new challenges and pioneering new approaches to wearable felt-making that inspire and enhance narrative story-telling through her art.

Her work is on display at the MaJe Gallery in Edmonds, Washington, and in the Orchard Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her online gallery can be found at, or to follow her on social media, visit her Instagram @PattiBarkerFelt or her Facebook page.