Three Dimensional Surface Structures and Disc Hats with Charlotte Sehmisch

Course Overview

Over this three-day workshop with Charlotte, you will learn three-dimensional surface structures will deal with several techniques on interesting felt structures such as lamellae, cracks, chambers and helixes.

The result may be either a collection of various samples.

As well you will create a round felt disc consisting of many layers of templates wrapped in wool. After cutting the edge, it will become an interesting hat for special occasions. There are several possible ways of combining those templates.

This class is suitable for people with basic felt making

Teacher Profile


“Working with felt, other textiles and even building materials ever since; I presume my love for sculptural surfaces, three dimensional objects and geometrics has its origins in that time”. Charlotte Sehmisch

A quote of Maro Verlag, the publisher of my book:

‘Charlotte Sehmisch, born in Weida in 1965, studied architecture in Weimar from 1985 to 1991. From 1997 to 1999 she completed an additional study in fashion design in Halle, Burg Giebichenstein. Since 1998, she has worked as a fashion and hat designer, has created stage outfits, hand-made felt hats and felt dresses for several productions and taught at various colleges (Halle, Burg Giebichenstein, Bauhaus-Uni Weimar). Her work has been shown at numerous exhibitions, including the Design Center in Weimar, Gallery Warewerte in Hamburg, Gallery Artefact in Munich, Burgraum in Vienna and Musee du Chapeau in Lyon.’ 

I am a huge fan of Bauhaus. 


Materials List

Material list for class:

– good felting wool, tops or batt (I´ve been using Australian Merino batt, 19 mic, for ages)

– resist material, such as footfall sound insulation, 2mm

– markers

– ruler

– pen and paper

– a good pair of  scissors

– towells, soap

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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14 Jul 2018


9:30 am - 4:30 pm