A very lucky group of women spent 3 days playing with felt under the gentle guidance of Marjolein Dallinga from Canada.
We experimented with different ways of laying out wool – fine, thick, diagonal, concentric, radial, herringbone. We thought of using colour as changing moods or emotions. We played with different shapes and multiple resists using both internal and external images as guides. We massaged, rolled, kneaded, tossed, stretched and loved our felt into weird and wonderful sculptures. Here are some of the things that participants said about the workshop:
‘Very inspiring, I loved the exercises that influenced our creativity and freedom to try’.
‘Brilliant three days. – well paced and lots of nudging to get out of my comfort zone. Delighted to end with two completed projects, and lots of intentions to do more!’.
‘I learned so much about felting, kneading and sculpturing with wool. Inspiring workshop. I thoroughly enjoyed it’.
‘Marjolein was an amazing person and tutor – her gentle teaching technique was just what I needed as a beginner without the confidence that comes with experience. It was truly a journey and I learnt as much about myself as I did about felting.’
‘Three days of blissful felting with a wonderfully calm yet exciting tutor. We completed two amazing works of art and took away many lessons to incorporate into our future creations. Thank you.’
‘This workshop was without doubt the most wonderful experience! I have so enjoyed all the new ideas that I hope will give me the inspiration to further my felting creations!’
‘The 3 days workshop from Marjolein was a beautiful journey with felt, emotions, colour and shapes. Different lay out from the wool; thick , thin, using fabric resulting in objects one of a kind. Everything we learned will changed my work for the future, with a lot of new creativity!
‘Marjolein brought a relaxing, calming ‘get lost in it’ workshop to us. Where did the 3 days go? The felted works brought surprise with colour, complexity and intricacy. Marjolein’s calm influence brought focus and creativity to the 3 days and I can’t wait for her to come back again… please?! Above all she gave us inspiration to continue our individual journeys into felting and creating. THANK YOU Marjolein.