Berlin Skirt – fine felting

with Dagmar Binder
Dagmar Binder Berlin Skirts

Dagmar Binder Berlin Skirts

We will make a figure-fitting, light skirt of silk and fine merino wool (knee-length). As felt is a soft material and might stretch when you sit, a wrap-around skirt works best. This way, the fabric can swing and move easily and will stay in shape.

We will prefelt separate segments, that offer the chance to try out different ornaments and combine them in an interesting way. You may play with the contrasts of organic and geometric shapes, density and transparencies, for example.

The separate segments will be prefelted and dried, and then connected by needlefelting, or alternatively: hidden or visible, decorative stitches. Finally, they will all be incorporated into a wide, flat waistband,  handfelted together again and this way connected as a seamless skirt.

For fastenings you might use buttons, snaps, hook-and-eye or felted straps.

Materials needed:

  • Min. 90 x 300 cm chiffon silk 3,5 (for bigger sizes or extra frills you’ll need more fabric). You may also use light silk pongé, it’s just a little more difficult to connect to the wool, but gives nice results.
  • 200 gms fine merino tops 16-19 mic (optionally: plus silk fibres or merino/silk blends)
  • For additional surface effects: woolen yarn, leftovers of fabrics like silk, tulle, gauze, silk fibres etc….

Dagmar Binder Berlin Skirts 2

Dagmar Binder Berlin Skirts 2