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Go beyond! Add surface dimension and textural interest to your felt! Learn to use fusion (also known as nuno or laminate) and dense shapes of partial felt to explore the differential shrinkage inherent in the fusion process (coercing wool fibers through other pre-structured fabrics) to create textural variations. Learn to create high-shrinkage partial felt and to cut shapes from that felt, leaving negative spaces, that when layered with translucent silk and tulle fabric will create windows for entrapping objects. Learn to hide fabric edges on the surface and to create defined, designer edging with strips of partial felt. Finally, add free-motion embroidery to create fine detail and richly-embossed surfaces. A workshop to learn, sample, and combine techniques – a workshop that will enhance and extend your felting repertoire. Lisa Klakulak’s creativity was nurtured at a young age by her mother’s arts, good public-school art programs, and classes at the local art association. With these foundational experiences as well as self-directed exploration in fabric dyeing, sewing, and off-loom bead weaving, Klakulak began her BFA studies in 1993 at the University of Colorado, graduating from Colorado State with a BFA in Fiber Arts in 1997. International travels over the millennium intensified Klakulak’s textile focus, motivating her move to the southeast to study at Penland School of Craft and to accept an Artist-in-Residence position at The Appalachian Center for Craft (ACC), in Smithville, TN. At ACC from 2002-2005, Klakulak extensively explored the medium of felt, educated children in middle Tennessee public schools through ACC’s Outreach Programs, began instructing adult workshops and acquired a K-12 Visual Arts certification. Now residing in Asheville, NC, Klakulak creates wearable textiles, accessories and non-functional sculpture as well as instructs workshops worldwide. She focuses her instruction on understanding the material and process in order to apply good technique and craftsmanship in implementing the elements of art and the principles of design.