Coiled Vessels with Martien Van Zuilen

a workshop with Martien Van Zuilen

Learn to create colourful Coiled Vessels and small platter in this workshop with Feltwest member and popular tutor Martien van Zuilen. Over the two days, you will learn a variety of techniques to combine the art of making hand-felted cords with the (basketry) technique of coiling. We will start with making a variety of strong cords using hand-dyed wool and novelty fibres & fabrics. Once dry, waxed linen and other coiling materials including raffia and wire(!) are used to transform the felted cords into 3-dimensional treasures. A range of coiling techniques will be shown, and many tips will be shared so your artworks will be unique and finished to a high standard.

Martien van Zuilen is a felt maker and fibre artist widely recognised for her technical excellence and design skills in the medium of handmade felt. Since the late 1980s, she exhibits 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. Instagram: @martienvanzuilen

A materials fee of $10 is payable to tutor.

Estimated materials list $ – not provided

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For all queries, please email the Feltwest Workshop Co-ordinator through our Contact page.

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05 - 06 Nov 2022


9:30 am - 4:30 pm



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Alexander Park Craft House


Alexander Park Craft House
Clyde Road, Menora, WA, 6050


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