Create a delicate perfect fitting dress with intricate details with May Jacobsen Hvistendahi

Course Overview

Create a delicate perfect fitting dress with intricate details with May Jacobsen Hvistendahi in this fibre art workshop

We will go into the magic of felt fiber and make a dress from idea to finish. We will construct a plastic pattern in the right size and for the felt quality we want, and then use the wool fibers direction to make shape and form to the dress. We can make the dress delicate, but strong and well felted and in the end be amazed of how well it fits the body.

We will also put details like collars, pockets and belts into the design, or make the dress an art piece of silk fabric put together as decorations. The possibilities are numerous!

Teacher Profile

 My interest in felt has always been based on the innovating possibilities the technique can give, and the last 10-15 years I have concentrated mostly on felt design and techniques for clothes and wearables..

I live in Norway where I have been a professional felt artist for about 30 years.
I exhibit and teach in many countries, like western Europe, U.S.A, Japan and Australia, where I have taught at the Felt Forum ,Geelong two times. I have found ways to control the wool and silk so that you can be sure the result will be the size and shape you wanted with the same quality and thickness all over.My last solo exhibition was in Sweden nov -17.
I have written two well selling books about felting. (in Norwegian). My home is on an island on the South coast of Norway, near Kragerø where I have my studio and workshops with participants from all over the world. See more at www.filtmaker.no

Materials List

Material list for 3 days workshop:

5-8 m silk fabric (90 cm wide) – pongee, chiffon, any silk that felts in well) 200-500g superfine merino wool
good soap and water bottle (or your normal tool)
4-5 m bubble rap plastic for rolling and pattern (at least 150cm wide)

4-6 m super thin plastic
writing and drawing tools and paper
sawing kit and a good pair of scissors
roing pins
If you want decorations in your design, you bring it (like bits and pieces of interesting fabrics, threads, yarn, anything you like – but you do not really need it)

I am sorry to use so much plastic in my work, but the very thin felt qualities are very difficult without it. The good thing is that you can use it again and again ..

Workshop Terms

While our fibre art workshops are usually held in the gallery's historically significant workshop space, the workshop venue may change according to the needs and wishes of the artist tutor. Likewise, the times of the workshops may vary depending on the type of workshop and its presentation.

Timeless Textiles Gallery will, at its own discretion, where a participant is unable to attend a fibre art workshop, an exchange or credit note will be made available or a refund of the  deposit or payment in accordance with the following Workshop Refund Policy.

Major commitments must be met, and in fairness to all, the policy concerning the refund is:
Cancellations 3 months prior to workshop date - refund 80% fees paid
Cancellations 2 months prior to workshop date- refund 50% fees paid.
Cancellations 1 month prior to workshop date- no refund.

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30 Mar 2019 - 01 Apr 2019


9:30 am - 6:00 pm