upcoming workshops

The following international workshops have been re-scheduled to 2021.
Die folgenden Kurse sind auf  2021 verschoben worden.

June 05-07, 2020

NEW: June 04 – 06, 2021   at Felt in the Factory, Ross-on-Wye/UK http://feltinthefactory.com

DIVERSITY – DISCOVERING NEW SPECIES IN FELT

An exiting expedition into the rich potential of creative feltmaking. Using the same set of resists again and again, but changing their positions or further treatment in the felting process, you’ll discover a variety of ways to go from the same starting point and find surprising transformations and new felt species.

 

 


June 28 – 30, 2020

NEW: July 17 – 19, 2021   at La Couech, Montbrun-Bocage/FR, http://feutreformationfrance.com

DIVERSITY – DISCOVERING NEW SPECIES IN FELT

An exiting expedition into the rich potential of creative feltmaking. Using the same set of resists again and again, but changing their positions or further treatment in the felting process, you’ll discover a variety of ways to go from the same starting point and find surprising transformations and new felt species.

 

 

 

July 2-4, 2020

NEW: July 21 – 23, 2021   at La Couech, Montbrun-Bocage/FR, http://feutreformationfrance.com

WALLHANGINGS OR FELT OBJECTS
INSPIRED BY BOTANICAL STRUCTURES

In this class we will explore various possibilities of translating a natural object or structure into a piece of felted art.
Students should please bring natural objects (or photos of them) as an inspiration and we will discuss suitable techniques, material combinations and important details of your layout, shape and position of necessary resists.
After a few sample pieces you will realise your own individual project, while from time to time we’ll have a look at all works in the group, talk about technical details, options or difficulties and find solutions for tricky situations. This way, all participants can learn from each other, understand parallels and differences of several ways of working and find more confidence in the permanent dialogue between the felt and its maker.

 



*** Unfortunately, all workshops below had to be cancelled:           *** Alle untenstehenden Kurse mußten leider abgesagt werden:

 

March 28 – 30, 2020   Stratford/NZ  http://facebook.com/BerniceMitchellFelt

3D WEARABLES

In this workshop we will deal with 3d structures in feltmaking and explore how composition and direction of fibres influence the final consitency, shape and flexibility of a piece of felt.
You will learn how to develop a pattern for your individual size waistcoat and then create a fashionable, unique garment with multiple collars or 3d surface elements.

 

 

 


April 04 – 06, 2020  Auckland/NZ  http://aucklandfunfelters.weebly.com

DIVERSITY – DISCOVERING NEW SPECIES IN FELT

An exiting expedition into the rich potential of creative feltmaking. Using the same set of resists again and again, but changing their positions or further treatment in the felting process, you’ll discover a variety of ways to go from the same starting point and find surprising transformations and new felt species.

 

 

 


April 13 – 15, 2020   Blenheim/NZ

INSPIRATIONS FROM NATURE – COMPLEX 3D OBJECTS

With natural objects as a starting point we will explore a variety of ways and perspectives for felted creations. We’ll develop suitable resists and construction methods, discuss technical details and the diversity of possible individual approaches, shapes and characteristic features.

 

 

 


April 17 – 19, 2020   Ashburton/NZ  http://feltandfibre.co.nz

FLAT FELT AND FORM

In this workshop we want to explore various possibilities of how to build up reliefs or 3-dimensional felted objects. Playing with a number of basic form elements, that can be combined, aligned or interlaced with each other in different ways, we can create beautiful pieces of jewelry or sculptural felt art.

 

 

 


April 25 – 27, 2020   Melbourne/Australia  http://feltwearable.com

WEARABLE MOSAICS

Creating mosaics offers a great chance to make use of a precious collection of leftover silk fabrics. Fine lines of wool will be used as frames to assemble the fabrics into colourful ornaments, scarves, wraps, blouses or decorative collages.

In order to avoid holes and receive a delicate but stabil result, the layout and first prefelting require patience and precision. But once all components are well connnected, the last stage of felting will be done easily.

 

 


April 30 – May 03, 2020   Adelaide/Australia   http://evocativearts.com.au

3D STRUCTURES FOR WEARABLES OR WALLHANGINGS

In this class we will deal with multi-layer surfaces in feltmaking which can be applied to wearables as well as art objects. We’ll experiment with different ways of wool layering, direction of fibers and placement of resists and see how the initial layout influences the final shape of your felt. The result can be a 3d waistcoat or sculptural wallhanging.

 

 

 

 

May 05 – 07, 2020   Adelaide/Australia   http://evocativearts.com.au

INSPIRATIONS FROM NATURE – COMPLEX 3D OBJECTS

With natural objects as a starting point we will explore a variety of ways and perspectives for felted creations. We’ll develop suitable resists and construction methods, discuss technical details and the diversity of possible individual approaches, shapes and characteristic features.

 

 

 

 


FOR BOOKING ANY OF THESE MASTERCLASSES, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH THE LOCAL ORGANIZERS.