From a flat surface to spacial forms -
experimenting with 3d felted objects
In this workshop we want to explore various possibilities of how to
build up reliefs or 3-dimensional felted objects.
We will start with a number of basic form elements that can be combined,
aligned or interlaced with each other and unfolded after the felting process.
While you play and experiment with a variety of versions,
we will meet a couple of challenges, try to find creative solutions for them and
discuss some indispensable technical aspects, f.ex.:
Which combination of materials will suit a certain project?
What to pay attention to with placing wool fibers and the resists?
How do changes in order and overlap of basic forms
influence the final felt object?
Which effects can be achieved with colour contrasts?
How to calculate (or at least estimate) shrinkage?
How can a delicate finished object be stiffened?
This workshop will offer a variety of suggestions and perspectives,
that you can apply to future works in many ways.
ca. 400g fine merino tops, 18 mic and 2 colours of needlefelt
(1x1m each), some silk fibers or use merino/silk blends
soap, ballbrauser, 1 plastic bowl, tape measures, scissors,
felting needles and a sponge, sewing yarn and needles, towels
bubble wrap 70x150 cm
1 foam stick 70 cm (pipe insulation)
thin, soft, opaque plastic for the resists (f.ex. garbage bag)
ca. 50x50 cm gauze (fly screen, netting, old PE curtain)
Foreningen sørger for kaffe, te og morgenbrød. Husk madpakke og drikkekrus.
Dagmar Binder – Kunstfabrik, Am Flutgraben 3, 12435 Berlin
www.textillabor.de – email@example.com - mobil 0176-78562580
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