mixed media yarn

make yarns using silk, wool, feathers, chiffon and paper!

Counterweave’s One-on-One Masterclass is especially tailored for artists wanting to experiment and extend their art practice. Spend an afternoon or two playing and experimenting with Australian textile and mixed media artist Felicity Griffin Clark. Located in the historic centre of Rome, Felicity’s studio is cosy and full of inspiration and different things to play with. ..

silk paper

silk papermaking with feathers

Based on the Meditating the Spindle workshop, this masterclass gives artists the opportunity to try the ancient skill of using a drop spindle. Explore the possibilities of using bespoke handspun wool and silk yarn in your work in a soothing, inspiring and supportive environment.

handspun art yarn

one of a kind handspun yarn, using wool and silk

You may also choose to add on another mixed media technique. Choose from

  • silk papermaking

  • spinning paper to make kami ito

  • experimenting with mulberry bark

  • eco-dyeing fabric and paper

  • using soluble paper

  • adding stitch

  • a visit to the nearby flea market for treasures to incorporate into your work.

indigo and stitch

indigo-dyed mulberry bark with gold embroidery

Sessions are individualised for each artist and are not restricted to textile artists. Ceramicists, painters and sculptors can all find new ways to extend their practice. Contact Felicity at arts@counterweave.com to chat about your needs.


eco-dyeing with wool, silk and eucalyptus