September 24-27 (Mon-Thu) 10am–4pm
Maiwa East, 1310 Odlum, Vancouver, Canada
This four-day intensive workshop will cover exciting felting techniques with the goal of producing lightweight and durable shoulder wraps.
Jorie Johnson (who has spent twenty years living in Kyoto, Japan, authored a series of books on felting, participated in international gallery exhibitions, and been featured in numerous fibre and art magazines) returns this year to lead students through the incredible potential of the felted world.
Participants will learn flat braiding and repeat patterning methods as well as washing and brushing techniques. They will also learn how to integrate auxiliary fibres such as lace and fabric strips. The process of combining fabrics through fulling will be taught. Students will learn edge-finishing techniques, consider one- and two-sided designs, and experiment with dye methods to add colour and achieve colour effects.
The class will work with substrates of different materials that permit felting to achieve new structural forms.
Beginning with techniques, studies, and samples, participants will move at their own pace into a unique independent project.
Jorie joins us from Japan to teach this workshop.