Master class with Charity Vdmeer : Exploring Transparency felt couture for nuno-dress.

Course Overview

The workshop will focus on designing and making one-piece fashionable and wearable nuno felted dress.


Students will explore the various ways of creating textures and patterns while preserving the sheer and transparency of the silk fabrics.


They will get a chance to explore and experiment with deferent materials to achieve the transparency effect. Even more they will go home with a lot of new ideas that can be used in other projects.

They will learn how to enlarge a normal pattern into a felting pattern using the simple basic techniques I use in my work.  This is a very effective method that will help them to develop their own pattern template that will suit and fit them.

Most importantly they will learn how to work with the direction of the wool to achieve a personalized style. The direction of the wool is very important to determine the shrinkage, the styling and the shaping of the felted finished garments.

Materials List

Material list:

300 gr fine merino 18-19 white.

250-300 gr finger roving.

10m chiffon 3.5mm or pongee/habotai 4-5mm or 14m silk Margilan silk.

6m pongee/chiffon/Margalan  extra to use for making a sample top.

For the decoration (this is optional for decorating)

4M pongè or silk margilan (fabrics to use for creating textures).

Decorative knitting yarns

Wool naps. Silk hanks, silk laps. Viscose fibers

And anything you have that can be used to create textures.

Hard felt scraps.


Bubble wrap about 5m /120m wide or double the amount


A long 1m ruler.

Measuring tape.

1pkt of thin painter’s plastics 4m

3-4 towels

Felting soap (olive soap)

Pen/pencil/ ruler for taking notes.


Scissors – paper and fabric

Masking tape. 1 roll.

Felting mat. Grip mat big enough for the project.

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.

Book Event

Workshop Ticket $460
Available Tickets: 10
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Available Tickets: 10
The ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.


09 - 11 Nov 2024


9:30 am - 4:30 pm




Timeless Textiles Gallery


Timeless Textiles Gallery
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW, Australia