Jigsaw Weave & Felt with Martien Van Zuilen: Bookings open
November 4 @ 9:30 am - November 5 @ 4:30 pm
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In this class, we investigate the wondrous possibilities of incorporating woven effects in hand-made felt. Using fine Merino wool and novelty fibres and fabrics, you will learn to create intricately woven fine felts and finish your creations with attention to technical detail for optimum effect. No matter what your colour palette is, the Jigsaw Weave and Felt method allows you to make unique felts with a strong visual and textural impact. Think cushions, wall-hangings, bags, wearables, furnishings, hats and accessories; the possibilities are endless, the results will be striking.
Martien van Zuilen (PhD) is a felt artist and dyeing artisan living in Perth, Australia. She exhibits her high-quality and distinctive felt art nationally and internationally and through her dyeing business Colourant Dyeworks she supplies the finest hand-dyed Merino wools, silk fibres, yarns and fabrics to felt makers and textile practitioners worldwide. Since the late 1980s she has delivered felt-making workshops at all levels of experience throughout Australia, as well as in Europe and throughout the USA. Martien is the founder of the Victorian Feltmakers and for 18 years coordinated the Australian National Yurt Project. She is the Convenor of Fibres West Inc. and the editor of FELT, Australia’s national felting magazine with international reach. Her artwork is published in numerous international publications, including Showcase 500 Art Necklaces (book), Textile Fibre Forum, Felt Matters, ViltKontakt, Fiber Art Now, Yurts Tipis and Benders (book), FELT, verFilzt Und zugeNäht, the 2015 book Pots and Pods for Feltmakers, Adventures in the Third Dimension, and the 2016 book Worldwide Colours of Felt.