Wet felting meets needle-felting and stitch in this exciting new class with fibre artist and popular tutor Martien van Zuilen. Inspired by photographic images (nature, landscape, architecture, etc), we will delve into the art of creating a 2D artwork good enough to frame, using wool and other fibres as our main ingredient.
We start with creating a wet-felted background, then intricate details are added using needle-felting and stitch, building our design, and expanding our fibre palette.
Several techniques will be shown, including small 3D embellishments to add that finishing touch.
Course Code: 209
Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Dates: Monday 15th – Friday 19th Jan
Suitable For: Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced
Martien van Zuilen
Martien van Zuilen (PhD) is a fibre artist widely recognised for her technical excellence and design skills in the medium of handmade felt. Since the late 1980s, she has exhibited her distinctive artworks nationally and internationally. Martien is also one of Australia’s leading felting tutors with an extensive teaching portfolio of national and international workshops at all levels of experience, across a broad range of topics.
She is passionate about the role of the arts in community and counts herself lucky to be able to inspire others about the ‘magic’ of Felt in all its forms. Based in Perth, WA, Martien has a full-time studio practice which she combines with her roles as Editor of FELT (Australia’s national felting magazine) and Convenor of Fibres West Inc. Her work is included in numerous international publications, books, and specialist arts magazines. www.martienvanzuilen.com, Instagram: @martienvanzuilen, Facebook: Martien van Zuilen