katie mokeyeva

Structural Magic with Katia Mokeyeva

Course Overview

Unique, innovative techniques, the new approach to the structure of felt fabric.

Participants will explore and understand the use of fibres other than wool, and learn how the inclusion of plant fibre can add flexibility to felted textile, and help to sculpt gorgeous three-dimensional surfaces. Students will learn a variety of creative structural methods for any felt projects, including accessories, garments, interior design pieces, or fine art.

Teacher Profile

Katia graduated from the Moscow State University of Arts and Industry in 1995. Her exploration of various methods and mediums has led to a development of a more specific direction that sparked love in the realm of textile and fiber art.

The primary source of Katia’s works is the wilderness theme and its organic connection to humanity’s symbiosis with nature. Her latest ideas are going beyond just the exploration of the vast variety of colors and textures of natural objects. Humans like to perceive themselves at a competition with the natural world around them when they should see themselves as a part of it no less than any other living being. In nature, we should find comfort, protection and continuous evolution of ourselves, for our progress lies in mimicry and adaptation to the surroundings of that world, much in a chameleon-like way. Fire and water are not mere elements of nature but were always, and still are the essential skills acquired by humankind for the necessity of life and following skills. Felting is among the most primal and sacred of such skills, being born of the combination of water heated by fire to alter the form of wool, rendering the most minimal use of resources, but with the most versatility and interaction between human and nature. Therefore such interaction deems us as a part of our actual biological environment.

Materials List


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.


07 - 09 Apr 2018


9:30 am - 4:30 pm