Stitch, Shrink and Shrivel

August workshop with Sara Quail - exploring an extreme shrinkage technique using wool felt and trapping a variety of objects with stitch. Once completed, pieces are washed in very hot water, spun and / or tumble dried. Shrinkage can be up to 50% in area and pieces take on a more 3D / textural appearance.

Before washing After washing
Sara Quail textile art Sara Quail shrinking textiles

Work in progress:

Some of the results after washing:

And Beryl made hers into a journal: