Textile experimentation with 4 Funky Fiber Ladies
I has an awesome time with 4 funky fiber ladies in my last “Textile Experimentation” workshop. It was such a blast and the results are amazing !
This time all participants happend to be artistes and all already took an Art Vest classe with me a couple of years ago. This time they came to explore other textile art techniques such as : painting & dyeing, stencil making & printing, transfert on silk, free motion stitching and appliqué techniques. As experimented felters they had brought white felt pieces so that we could start directly having fun with colors and compositions on felt and fabrics.
MON 27th to 29th of August 2018
Technique & créativity
This workshop is more than all others focused on creativity and finding a personal expression. I adapte the program in function of my students. This time we started with mark making and exploring several techniques for dyeing, painting and printing on fabrics and felt. For this first day I suggested not to think of a concrete design or shape: just have fun and play around. Be open for discovery and observe things happening.
The second day the colorful pieces were mixed and combined freely and each students had to decide what to do with her treasures. Finally all 4 wanted to create functional art : a bag, a cowl or a belt. After an introduction to free motion stitching techniques, each lady was busy joining fabrics and felt with free motion stitching. Little by litte the wished design got shaped.
For more insights check out Julie Herberger -Dittrich’s portofolio on Flickr.
Amazed about the results
The ideas went wild and time run short. The third day everybody was working like crazy to finish up at least one piece for the ultimate photo shooting.
I am totally thrilled by the fantastic results :
- A lovely silk and felt art bag and a stunning poppy hair clip by Deborah Irvine – textile artiste from Cornwall / England : https://www.instagram.com/deborahirvineartist
- An awesome belt and a painterly surface design that may get transformed into an art bag one day by Heather Bryson – jewelry artist from Philadelphia / USA : http://www.bsquaregallery.com
- An amazing seahorse bag by Julie Herberger Dittrich – accomplished felt and fiber artiste living and working in Fellbach / Germany: https://flic.kr/s/aHskDdQsvo
- A gorgeous art cowl and a printed silk scarf by an Italian fellow :Piera Musmano
Thank you ladies for 3 days of high creativity and fun – you did such an amazing job! Keep on creating & hopefully I’ll see you soon again!