Developing a Sample Library of Natural Rhythms

Developing a Sample Library of Natural Rhythms
2 – 3 day workshop by Nancy Ballesteros, Perth , Western Australia

We will work through a series of creative processes while developing a library of felted samples, exploring both linear and organic Natural Rhythms forms. Fibonacci’s principals will be used as a design tool to assist in developing creative sequences with sophisticated colour palettes.  The human brain finds natural rhythms created with these principals especially pleasing to the eye (no maths are necessary!!).

Using her 30+ years of creating colour, Nancy will present some of her practical ideas and exercises to design your own colour language. She has also developed some specific techniques for felting these natural patterns using newly developed wool handling and finishing techniques. Join us with an open mind and spirit ready to expand your felting skills. Our aim is to develop an extensive personal library of samples that will inspire your creative process for years to come.

Natural Rhythms in Colour Workshop

3-5 day Nuno felting workshop by Nancy Ballesteros, Perth, Western Australia

In our world there is a natural rhythm that the human brain finds especially visually pleasing. This idea was discovered in medieval times by Leonardo Fibonacci, an Italian mathematician. We will utilise his principals in our workshop as a design tool for learning how to create stripe sequences with sophisticated designs and tasteful colour palettes (no maths necessary!).

Using her 30+ years of designing colours, Nancy will present some of her practical ideas and exercises to help you develop your own colour language. You will learn specific techniques for creating both “organic” and “inorganic” stripe patterns. You may choose to design a Single or Double Infinity Scarf OR with more time a “transformer garment” which begins as a dress but transforms into a cozy Cocoon. Newly developed wool handling and finishing techniques will expand your felting skills. Our aim is to create GREAT superfine cloth with Natural Rhythms in Colour!

Sensational Stripe & Colour Sequences for Fashion & Interiors Workshop

Creating Sensational Stripes and Colour Sequences for Fashion & Interiors is a 2, 2.5 or 3 day felting workshop by Nancy Ballesteros (Perth , Western Australia). Unravel the mystery of stripe sequences while taking your colour knowledge to the next level. Everyone loves a good stripe, but if you have ever tried to create one you realize it’s harder than it seems. We will design sensational stripes using guidelines based on the Fibonacci Sequence Principles (NO maths is involved!) as well as understanding how to apply relevant colour theory while enjoying hands-on colour play. Our final compositions in felt can have multiple applications from homewares to wearables or simply give yourself time to explore sampling.  Click here for scheduled workshops or inquiries to