Fibre + Paper + Ink with Fiona Duthie
In this fibre art workshop, Fibre + Paper + Ink you will explore in depth the layering and design opportunities of these three wonderful mediums.
Paper and Ink incorporated with more traditional felting fibres opens up new possibilities in material options and surfaces. Paper adds unique sculptural and tactile qualities to our felt, which we can further enhance with striking line work in greys and blacks with sumi-e ink. We study sumi-e or charcoal ink and applications for its use on fibres, like silk, cottons, nuno prefelts and finished felts. By creating a variety of display samples, plus a scarf and wall hanging, we’ll look at how these mediums can be applied to garments, accessories and sculptural work.
Knowledge of basic feltmaking and a curiosity in exploring new materials is essential.
Fiona Duthie is a felt maker recognized for her dynamic, sculptural clothing and artwork. She first encountered felt making in 1996 and immediately it became her medium and passion..
She explores personal stories and connections and communicates those narratives through surface design and form in felt making. Whether in clothing, artwork, or outdoor installations, Fiona’s work encourages the viewer to participate and engage, drawing out something deeper, bolder and stronger from within themselves. She strives for excellence in design and technique, while furthering the medium of felt through the use of new material combinations. Fiona has a full-time studio practice based on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia and has exhibited her work in Canada, the US, New Zealand, the UK and Australia.
250 grams extra fine merino roving, 19 micron or less, in white.
A materials kit is also required. This will be provided by Fiona for each student which includes silk fabrics, hanji/washi paper, sumi-e ink, brushes, embellishment materials and soap. The fee for these kits is $70.00.
Participants also must bring:
Bubblewrap: 2 pieces both 60cm (24 inches) x 240cm (96 inches)
2 pieces both 30cm (12inches) square
Note- Bubblewrap mustbe used as a work surface for this class. Drawing Book, notepad, pencil
Scissors-for fabric and paper
Ball Brause or other tool for wetting out wool
Small bucket/container for water
Old towels (2-3)
Pool Noodle, Pipe or Dowel (60cm long)
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.