In this workshop participants will use the Elevation & Plan approach to create a cohesive design on a reversible garment that has elegant drape. We will use a resist shape that can be used to produce multiple styles and, when combined with our inspired designs, participants will create a piece of wearable art.
Reversible garments have extra considerations in both design and construction. From a design perspective there are 2 surfaces to adorn which gives double the opportunity for embellishment but equally important is that both sides work together. In construction terms there are practical things like fasteners and collars that also need to work on both sides.
To achieve our designs, we will delve into the first 2 of the possible 4 embellishment layers – before laying and after laying wool. Besides focusing on the design of your garment we will discuss construction techniques like garment construction, shrinkage rates, templates, fine laying techniques, fabrics and fibres, and achieving drape on a felt garment.
Suitable for beginners or intermediate felt makers. There is a smaller resist shape for those who may be inexperienced but would like to attend.
- Date: Saturday 5 + Sunday 6 September 2020
- Time: 30am – 4.30pm
- Venue: Alexander Park Craft House, Clyde Road, Menora (Perth)
- Cost: $145 for the workshop
- Refreshments: Morning and afternoon tea provided. Please BYO lunch.
- A materials list will be sent out to participants upon booking.
- Approximate materials cost is $120 – $140.
- Soosie will have resist material available at $2/m (cost price) if participants haven’t brought their own.
ABOUT SOOSIE JOBSON
Soosie Jobson is an obsessive feltmaker who works in sculpture, wall art and wearables and has been teaching felting & textile art for more than 20 years. Her work has featured in multiple international publications, exhibitions and has self-published books on felting. Soosie lives in Fremantle, loves Sci-Fi, rides a red Vespa and has a mini-schnauzer called Delilah Cheese-Head Banana Dog.
You can find more of her work at soosie.com.au or follow her on Facebook and Instagram @soosie999