Saturday, May 10, 2014

Workshop - Felted Art Coat


[2014 Symposium registration opens June 23 at 10am.]

2014 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop Felted Art Coat
Rutsuko Sakata 

$450 includes 75 lab fee
October 27, 28, 29, 30,  - Class Limit 14
Maiwa East: 1310 Odlum Drive, Vancouver BC



Rutsuko Sakata has spent the past twenty years working with silk and wool developing felting techniques. She has travelled around the world, exhibiting and teaching workshops. Sakata has taken the art to new heights both in terms of her exceptional designs and her mastery of technique.

Rutsuko Sakata lives across cultures, dividing her time between her Kyoto workshop in Japan and Finland, where she is a member of the Artisans, Designers and Artists of Fiskars Cooperative.

In this workshop students will work alongside Sakata to make a unique jacket that combines individuality, design, and comfort.

The jacket will be made of merino wool and a suitable thin fabric (silk organza, chiffon, or cotton organza). The garment will be felted and constructed entirely without seams. 

The finished coat will be wearable on both sides. It is cleverly designed to be warm in winter and cool in summer.

Sakata Rutsuko joins us from Japan.


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