207: Jewellery Galore

Have you always wanted to create your own earrings, necklaces and other jewellery using wool? Or are you keen to extend your felting skills on a precious scale?

This class with inspiring tutor Martien van Zuilen is for you! We will cover a range of techniques to make uniquely shaped beads and then create pendants, brooches, earrings, necklaces and more. Work with hand-dyed wool fibres, jewellery findings, a range of other materials, incorporate precious metals and more. Works will be finished to a high standard and suit individual interests.

Expect to make a range of items in this exciting class.

Course Code: 207

Time: 1:45pm – 4:45pm

Dates: Monday 10th – Friday 14th Jan

Cost: $250

Suitable For: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced

Ages: 14+

Renata Wright

Martien van Zuilen

Martien van Zuilen is a renowned felt artist and tutor living in Perth, WA. She exhibits her high-quality and distinctive felt art nationally and internationally. Since the late 1980s she has tought felt-making workshops at all levels of experience throughout Australia, in Europe and throughout the USA.

Martien runs the artisan dyeing studio Colourant Dyeworks, supplying hand-dyed fibres and fabrics to feltmakers and textile artists worldwide. She is the founder of the Victorian Feltmakers, the current editor of Felt (Australia’s national felting magazine) and the Convenor of Fibres West Inc.

Alongside her studio practice, it makes for a busy and creative life! Martien holds a PhD in Anthropology (2013) with a study on the significance of textile art practices in contemporary Australia. Her artwork is regularly included in international publications, including several books and numerous specialist arts magazines.