Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Felting Workshop being planned with internationally renowned Instructor DAGMAR BINDER of Berlin, Germany


Workshop for advanced Felters (5 days)

(Multi-layer techniques for seamless felt objects) with Instructor, Dagmar Binder

In this class we will deal with techniques of multi-layer surfaces in       feltmaking, which can be applied to wearables as well as fine art   objects.

We would start with small sample pieces to explore different possibilities of   Three Dimensional  felt. You will learn how to connect or seperate various layers of wool, in order to produce a seamless felt item with 3-dimensionally structured surfaces.

We will experiment with several ways of laying out wool fibers and then compare the results. You will see how the initial layout influences and changes the final shape of a piece of felt!

Day 2 and 3, we will make a waistcoat with multiple collars or other 3d elements on its surface. You will learn how to develop an individual pattern, calculate shrinkage and what to pay attention to in order to achieve a nice body fit shape.

Day 4 and 5 are meant for experimental work, an object, wall hanging or a series of sketches in different structures.

You will bring pictures of natural phenomena or objects that inspire you, and we will discuss which features are the most interesting for  you and you will work to  “translate” them into a felted item. You can focus work on contrast of colours or texture, rhythm of lines, repetition of certain       elements.

For each piece, we would do the complete wool layout first, prefelt by rolling       it and then finish 'moulding' details and specific shapes by hand.

For additional information, costs and location, please contact Kingston, ON Coordinator


Dagmar Binder, textillabor, Am Flutgraben 3, 12435   Berlin,   
phone +49 176 78562580,,